Library Update

Media Release

SDG Library Update
November 17, 2020

Beginning the week of November 23, the SDG Library is set to re-open three more library branches for curbside pick-up, in Avonmore, South Mountain and Williamsburg. Once re-opened, all branches in the system will have some level of library service available to the public.

“It has always been our goal to be able to re-open all our branches when it was safe for us to do so,” said Karen Franklin, Director of Library Services. “Staff have done a fantastic job to prepare these last three branches for re-opening, just as days are getting shorter and colder temperatures are upon us.”

Six branches of the SDG Library are open for limited public access to resources. Alexandria, Crysler, Ingleside, Lancaster, Morrisburg and Winchester branches currently allow short stays of up to 30 minutes, where patrons may browse the collections and borrow materials, or use the public computers.

As of next week, all other branches in the system will offer curbside pick-up services (Chesterville, Finch, Iroquois, Long Sault, Maxville and Williamstown have been open for this service since October). This means that patrons may request materials to be picked up at any of these branches, although short stays and browsing are not yet available.

In addition to the above “in-person” services available at branches, the SDG Library continues to offer a variety of digital resources (eBooks, eNewspapers, eMagazines, subject databases, and online tutorials), and several “virtual” programs that can be accessed from the comfort of home. A complete list of programs taking place in November and December can be found at

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