Welcome Back

Updated February 9, 2021

Evening and weekend hours return on February 13, 2021.

The library is open for limited browsing. Yes, this means that you can touch the new books!

The library is welcoming limited numbers of people in for brief visits to retrieve holds, use the public computers and browse the collection. Please remember your library card it will be required to check materials out.

Safe Visits to the Library

The Library is following the health and safety measures put forth for libraries by the BC Centre for Disease Control.

We are working to keep you and our staff safe and need your help.

Plan your visit

Bring your library card, you will need it.

Follow the distancing marks into the library. At the entrance library staff will meet you and guide you through the changes at the library and show you how to use the self-checkout machine if you need. Access to the library will remain limited. A small number of people will be allowed in to browse at one time, seating is currently very limited as we are discouraging long visits.

What can you do?

  • Masks Wearing a mask (a face shield is not a mask) is ‘mandatory in indoor public spaces’ as per the BC Centre for Disease Control and Dr. Bonnie Henry under the current Province-wide restrictions.
  • If you or anyone in your household (bubble) is unwell, stay home,
  • Wash your hands frequently– sanitizer stations and washrooms are available,
  • Maintain two metres (6 feet) of distance from others,
  • Follow the signage and direction of staff in the Library and foyer,
  • If possible, designate one person from your household to come to the library,
  • Limit your visit to 45 minutes so that others may use the library as well.

Available Services

Questions? Contact us at info@prpl.ca or 604-485-4796.

Holds pick up  – holds are now available to be picked up at the holds shelf by the entrance. After finding your materials, check them out at one of the self- checkout stations. Or try the new Holds Locker available all day in the foyer. We are here if you have questions or need a tutorial!

Public computers – check in at our service desk before you sit down. Appointments encouraged.

Seating – there are several spaces available with access to power and WiFi, check in at the service desk.

Exam Invigilation – Studying remotely? Library staff may be able to invigilate an exam for you. Contact info@prpl.ca to arrange or request information. There is a fee for this service.

InterLibrary Loans – ILL is available, pick up your requests at the Service Desk once you have been notified that items are ready.

Bubble Storytime – Will resume in late March 2021, at a park new you! Check the Events Calendar and email Sonia at szagwyn@prpl.ca to register for this outdoor family program, with approved protocol from Vancouver Coastal Health.

Remote Services

Digital collections, including eBooks, eAudio and digital magazines are available through Libby app with your library card.

Programming is hosted remotely, if you are interested in participating in a virtual library program please check our calendar to see what is coming up.

One on One Tech Support is still running. Email our Adult Services Coordinator, Mark Merlino at mmerlino@prpl.ca to book a virtual appointment.