Pickering Public Library launches Claremont Extended Access project

PICKERING, ON (June 21, 2020) – The Pickering Public Library (PPL) is engaging in a pilot project to provide extended access to Claremont Library.

Claremont Library currently has limited hours of operation in comparison to PPL’s other locations. With extended access, clients would be able to use the Library beyond regular open hours with the use of self-service features and remote communication to staff at other locations.

The project would include the following Library upgrades:

  • Installation of 1 library card reader scanner/control panel
  • Installation of 1 self-checkout machine
  • Installation of interior security cameras
  • Installation of 2 additional public computers
  • 1 public telephone that connects to staff at the Central Library

As part of the Library’s community engagement process, it has launched a full project on the City of Pickering’s new site (delivered through the Bang The Table platform). The Library’s project page includes a survey, which seeks input from the public to ensure the Claremont Extended Access Project benefits the community and adds value to Claremont Library.

Community input will provide locally specific and valuable insight for developing an optimal user experience. The objective is to maximize ease of use and accessibility for Claremont Library clients.

Members of the public are encouraged to visit the Library’s project page and provide feedback by completing the survey.

Visit letstalkpickering.ca/claremontextendedaccess to learn more.

Media Contact:

Usha Siva
Manager of IT, Special Projects & Evaluation
Pickering Public Library 905.831.6265 ext. 6229


Pickering Public Library is an award-winning library serving 95,000 City of Pickering residents across 31,000 households with over 41,000 active library card accounts. Operating under the guidance of a Board of Directors, the library is primarily funded through municipal contributions and is comprised of three locations that provide excellence in client experience.

The Library strives to create a connected, intelligent and successful community through innovative technology, programs, outreach, collections and services for all residents.

Staffed by over 60 permanent employees who are committed to making a difference within the community, the library lends almost 1 million items, receives over 515,000 visits, delivers programs and events for almost 28,000 attendees, provides over 33,000 research and technology assists, and provides almost 1.7 million internet sessions each year.

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Pickering is a city where learning is promoted in all its forms and promoted as a force for improved personal, social, civic, and economic change. The Library is the heart of a learning city.

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