Attention Patrons

The Barrhead Public Library is open for borrowing items or using the computers. If preferred, we are once again making curbside pickup available; to make arrangements, please contact the library. Also, as we continue to keep pace with new Covid protocols, please remember that unaccompanied children are not permitted in the library at any time.

Covid 19 Health Concerns in the Library

Published: July 06, 2020
Last Updated: August 27, 2020


With school resuming for the fall 2020 semester we wanted to let our patrons know about new COVID-19 rules regarding children and youth in the Library. Due to the COVID-19 situation we have made the decision to keep games and other activities, which are normally conducted at the Library, put away. At this time we cannot permit the children and youth of the area to use the Library as a hang-out spot. This will affect the parents that use the Library as a hang-out or meetup location after school. This is subject to be changed and will be reassessed as the school year progresses. Keep watch for more information at the end of September


All these measures are being taken to prevent an infection of COVID-19 here in the library; help us all stay healthy by following these rules.
  • All children under 12 yrs of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  •  Upon entering the library, please present your library card.  Please have it ready before you enter.
  •  If you do not have a library card and wish to obtain one, call us at 780-674-8519.  We will prepare one for you to pick up.
  •  If you are returning books, the Book Return slot is outside, to the left of the doors.

By entering the library you are stating that:

You are physically well and have NONE of the following symptoms described by Alberta Health as possible indicators of COVID 19:

     Fever          Chills          Cough         Shortness of Breath     Difficulty Breathing     Sore throat      Runny nose/ Nasal  congestion      

     Generally feeling unwell.                   

You and no one in your household has returned from travel outside of Canada in the past 14 days.

You and no one in your household has had close contact with someone currently ill with cough or fever or is currently being investigated or been confirmed as     having Covid-19.

You are willing to put a mask on when asked to.

We encourage all our visitors to use a mask or face shield.  This is for your protection and ours.

We require all visitors to wash or sanitize hands when entering and exiting the building.

We require all visitors maintain a 2 metre distance from other visitors and from staff when possible.

We ask you to limit your stay to 30 minutes.

We require everyone in your party (a couple, parents with children) to stay together as you move through the Library.

We require you follow all directions posted throughout the Library.

We ask you to limit unnecessary touching of books, shelves, and other surfaces.

We thoroughly sanitize the library every evening after hours. As well we sanitize common touched and used surfaces as frequently as possible.

NOTE: Seating is limited and not encouraged.

NOTE: games, toys, computers, and electronics are not available at this time. 

We hope you enjoy your visit with us today!

Barrhead Library Board and Staff