Pickering Public Library Re-Opens the George Ashe and Claremont Locations for Public Access

PICKERING, ON (August 31, 2020): Pickering Public Library (PPL) welcomes the community back inside the George Ashe Library and Claremont Library.

Following the Province's Stage 3 Guidelines, Claremont Library will re-open on Tuesday, September 1 and the George Ashe Library will re-open on Tuesday, September 8.

Clients will have access to:

  • Browse and select materials from open stacks
  • Pick up materials on hold from interior shelves
  • Designated public computers
  • Printing and photocopying services
  • Use designated areas for individual study
  • Use designated areas for small group study

Hours of Operation:

George Ashe Library
Monday – 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm Tuesday – 9:30 am to 1:00 pm Wednesday – 9:30 am to 1:00 pm Thursday – 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm Friday – 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm Saturday – 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Claremont Library
Tuesdays – 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm Saturdays – 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Due to occupancy limits, as well as continued health and safety measures, some services have not resumed. The health and wellbeing of clients and staff remain the highest priority. Total occupancy limits are site specific. Clients may be required to wait in a queue if occupancy limits are reached. Rest assured, staff are working diligently to assist all visiting clients as quickly as possible.

Several safety measures have been put in place, including but not limited to:

  • • Frequent cleaning of high touch surfaces throughout the day.
  • • Contact tracing information will be requested from visitors.
  • • Clients must wear a non-medical face mask, at all times, while inside the Library.
  • • Furniture has been adjusted and/or removed to ensure clients have space to keep a safe distance from others.
  • • Used materials are quarantined before being returned to the shelf.

The Central Library has also re-opened. Please visit our COVID-19 Library Services for more details regarding hours of operation, services available, and safety measures.

Curbside service will remain available at all locations. Clients no longer require an appointment in advance. Curbside service remains only for hold requests that are ready for pickup. Hours for re-opening locations will expand and match public access operating hours.

Drop boxes at all locations have re-opened for returns.

Media Contacts:
Jackie Flowers CEO Pickering Public Library 905.831.6265 ext. 6222

Download the media release

We welcome your respectful and on-topic comments and questions in this limited public forum. To find out more, please see Appropriate Use When Posting Content. Community-contributed content represents the views of the user, not those of Pickering Public Library