Welcome back to the Champlain Library!

We are beginning the Browse & Borrow phase of our Stage 3 Re-opening Plan.


On Tuesday, August 4th we are opening our doors once again to provide the following services.

The library will be open Monday through Friday from 1 pm to 5 pm.

Browse for materials to borrow

Pick up your holds

Use the socially distanced computer

Return materials to our outside book drop


Using the Library Safely during the Browse & Borrow phase

The Champlain Library is committed to providing services to its community, while maintaining a safe environment for both staff and patrons.  We can work together to keep everyone safe! Please follow these guidelines when visiting the library.

There will be a limited number of people allowed in the building.


Disinfect your hands before entering the library. Hand sanitizer is present at the door – patrons are asked to disinfect their hands when entering the library, and advised to disinfect their hands when leaving the library as well.


Wear a face mask! For the protection of staff and patrons face masks will be mandatory in the library.  If you are unable to wear a mask we will be happy to provide you with curbside pickup service.


Follow the signs and keep two metres apart! Directional arrows will guide patrons through the library.  Please follow all signage and keep a safe distance.  Due to space restrictions only one family at a time will be allowed in the kids, junior, and teen rooms.


Feeling sick? Please stay at home. We ask patrons not visit the library if ill or showing symptoms. Items can be renewed by phone or through their account online at www.bc-cl.ca.


Try to keep your visit short. We ask patrons to browse efficiently to ensure everyone is able to get the materials they need without undue delay.


Additional Safety Measures: High touch items like newspapers and children’s toys have been temporarily removed from the library.  Acrylic panels have been placed at the front desk to ensure staff and public safety during customer service interactions.  One Public Internet Station is available for use with a time limit of 30 mins/day.  This station will be disinfected after every use.


Returning Library Materials: All library materials must be returned to the book drop located outside the library so that they can be easily quarantined.  Staff will quarantine all returned items for 72 hours. 


Fee payment: To ensure staff safety please have exact change for any fines or fees.


What is NOT available in the library branch during this phase? In house events and programming (see our activity calendar for online and at-home programming). Meeting rooms, seating areas and public washrooms, kids’ games and toys.