Step 1: Contactless services inside most open branches


There are contactless services inside most of our 31 open branches, with strict capacity limits in place, as of June 14, 2021, except at Metcalfe Village, Orléans and Rosemount. This means:

  • Pick up holds and check them out at self-checkout stations.
  • Return borrowed items to book drops anytime.
  • Access to PCs, Chromebooks, and printing, where these are available.
  • No other services: no browsing, no washroom access.
  • Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line.

For details, go to Current Branch Services.

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Treaties Recognition Week

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Treaties Recognition Week was established in 2016, and it is celebrated the first week of November. This week raises awareness of the importance of treaties and treaty relationships in Ontario. Education about treaty history and rights is an important step in fostering understanding and nurturing relationships.

On November 6 from 10:30 am to 12 noon, you can join the virtual Living Library event “We are all Treaty People.” This event features Robert Greene and Maurice Switzer in a one-hour panel discussion, followed by an opportunity to ask questions. You can read more about this event and register here.

There are also many videos online where you can listen to Indigenous speakers share their knowledge about treaties. These videos address topics such as the history of treaties, reconciliation, and women’s roles.

To learn more about the history of treaties in Ontario, you can explore this page, which includes a map and information about individual treaties. Treaties Recognition Week gives us the opportunity to learn more about treaties in Ontario, but this education and awareness can continue year-round.