June 18, 2021

Computer Appointments and Curbside

Today we are able to offer public computer use by appointment. Curbside pickup remains in place until Step 2 of the Roadmap to Reopen Plan.

Curbside Hours (have not changed)

  • Monday - Thursday 2 pm - 8 pm
  • Friday/Saturday 10 am - 2 pm

The building is closed to the public with the exception of computer appointments.

Procedure

  1. Place your requests online, or call us and we can help place requests or choose books for you
  2. Wait to be notified that your hold is available
  3. To pick up, call 519-348-9234 from the parking lot (or from home if no cell) so we can get your items ready
  4. If the vestibule is empty, wear a mask, please enter and ring the doorbell to let us know you have arrived. We will bring your items to the vestibule

Computer appointments

Patrons will be permitted to access computers and pick up photocopies by appointment only. Please call the library at 519-348-9234 to make an appointment.

  • computer appointments will be limited to 45 minutes per person per day
  • a face covering must be worn, a two-meter physical distance must be maintained from others and a COVID-19 screening form must be filled out
  • inside WIFI spots are available for the same 1 session per person per day

Returning Items

Please continue to return library material to the book drop. 

All fines are waived until libraries can fully reopen.


April 8, 2021

Curbside Pickup continues

On April 16, 2021 further health and safety restrictions were announced by the Province.

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April 8, 2021

Curbside Pickup and Computer Appointments remain

On April 8, a province-wide stay-at-home order was issued. After clarification, libraries are able to maintain offering curbside pickup and computer appointments.

These are the services WPPL is offering (fuller details below):

  • curbside pickup of holds and printouts
  • computer appointments up to 45 minutes
  • telephone, email and online assistance
  • online resources
  • take-home activities

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April 1, 2021

Return to Curbside Pickup

Starting Saturday, April 3, 2021, curbside pickup resumes for the duration of the provincial Emergency Brake Shutdown.

Curbside Hours (have not changed)

  • Monday - Thursday 2 pm - 8 pm
  • Friday/Saturday 10 am - 2 pm

The building is closed to the public with the exception of computer appointments.

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March 19, 2021

Retirement of Library Board Chair

Charles Fitzsimmons has recently retired as our long-time Library Board chair. He has put countless hours into promoting and advocating for the Library over the years. As a thank you for his decades of service, he was presented with a beautiful watercolour of the West Perth Public Library, created by local artist Nancy Walsh Watercolours. Thank you Charles and we wish you all the best!

watercolour picture of the West Perth Public Library

Man accepting a picture


February 22, 2021

Changes in Library Hours

We are now offering evening hours again. Due to staffing considerations, we are open the following modified hours:

Monday - Thursday 2 - 8 pm, Friday/Saturday 10am - 2 pm

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February 16, 2021

Library Re-opens with end of Stay-at-home Order

Huron-Perth is exiting the provincial Stay-at-home order into the Orange-Restrict Zone. Our library services are changing to correspond.

Library Hours Feb 16-20

Tuesday-Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 2pm

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January 14, 2021

Book Bundles have arrived

WPPL has started to offer themed Book Bundles. Each bundle contains 5-6 picture books on one theme. Perfect for quickly grabbing a number of books for bedtime stories when you're unsure what to order online. These will eventually be displayed in the picture book area for easy access. However, during curbside pickup, please ask for a bundle when you're picking up since they cannot be placed on hold.


December 28, 2020

Curbside Pickup Resuming

Starting Monday, December 28, 2020, we are resuming curbside pickup for the duration of the provincial lockdown.

Curbside Hours

  • Monday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 2 pm

The building is closed to the public. Computer appointments are not permitted.

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