Contactless services inside branches – effective June 14


As of June 14, 2021, there will be contactless services inside most branches, with capacity limits in place. This means:

  • Holds can be picked up on shelves and checked out at self-checkout stations.
  • Borrowed items can be returned via book drops anytime.
  • Access to PCs, Chromebooks, and printing, where these are available.
  • Hours of operation remain the same, except at Osgoode.
  • Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line.

For more details, go to Current Branch Services.

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Escape challenge: Choose your own adventure! Can you defeat the curse?


Are you ready for our next virtual escape challenge?

We’ve added a choose-your-own-adventure element to this escape, so your decisions can lead to multiple possible endings! No riddles or math-puzzles this time, but keep a pencil or pen and paper handy – you'll need them to keep track of the clues as you search the cursed cabin. How many tries will it take you to win?

This creepy escape is intended for players aged 12 and up. Play solo or as a group, or compete with friends or family to see who can escape fastest!

Looking for more choose-your-own-adventure fun? Our eBook collections include some of these for various ages! Just head to the search bar on our homepage and type ‘choose your own adventure’ into the keyword search. In the column to the left of your search results, you can choose to limit the results to display only items available in eBook format if you wish.

Now are you ready to face the curse? Let’s go!

Love escape challenges? Try others in our series! 


Blog post and escape challenge by Anna B. 

Image by Flash Alexander from Pixabay