What began on Saturday, April 3, Bruce County Public Library services have been modified for the duration of the provincial shutdown. Library services will be provided curbside, with the exception of computer access, which will be by appointment.

In a recent media release, patrons can place orders for curbside pickup by placing holds in the online catalogue, calling or emailing their local branch, or filling out a form on the library website. Patrons can request specific materials, or staff can pack a selection of materials based on books the patron has read or genres the patron enjoys. Bruce County Public Library also offers grab-and-go bags, pre-packaged titles on appealing themes.

"Not sure what you’re looking for? Check out our staff recommendations on YouTube," read the release

Library cards will also be provided curbside with identification or visit to get a temporary card.

When picking up items, call the branch number posted on the door and a staff member will bring the items out. Patrons are asked to be mindful of maintaining a minimum six foot social distance from library staff.

Returns can be placed in the book drop at any of the library’s 17 branches. All returned materials will be isolated for 72 hours before being checked in. There will be no fines for late materials during this period.

"Staff are pleased to continue offering exciting online programs for all ages, including our Virtual Mini Comic-Con®," added the release. "This event offers a visit with Rey from Star Wars, trivia, and follow-at-home activities and runs Monday, April 12 to Friday, April 16."

From streaming movies to digital newspapers, DVDs to large print books, Bruce County Public Library offers a number of free services to anyone with a library card.