Library closed to in-person visits

The Grimsby Public Library will be closed to the public due to the province-wide stay at home order.

Computer use is by appointment only. Call 905-945-5142 to book a computer.

Curbside pick-up will be available during this period.

Learn more about curbside pick-up

Curbside pick-up hours

Curbside pick-up is available on the following days:

  • Tuesday: 2 - 4 p.m. / 5 - 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday:10 a.m. - 12 p.m. / 2 - 4 p.m. 
  • Thursday: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. / 2 - 4 p.m. / 5 - 7 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. / 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Please place holds via our online catalogue and wait to be contacted for pick up.


Library now taking computer appointments

The library is now taking appointments for our computer lab. Currently you can book one 45 minute appointment per day, up to 3 per week, Tuesday to Saturday and there are time slots at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. only. Wearing a mask is required.

Learn more about computer appointments

Please call 905-945-5142 or email to book a computer today. Stay tuned for more updates.

Returns and fines

  • Overdue fines will not be charged for the time being
  • You can return your library items through the outside dropbox 24/7
  • Returned items will be quarantined for a minimum of 4 days before we check them in

Online library

Use your library card to access our free Online Library during the closure to download e-books, movies, TV shows, magazines, use educational databases and more. Download the apps or use on your computer. We will be adding extra books to our cloudLibrary collection and have temporarily added Tumblebooks databases to the collection.

Go to Online Library

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I renew the items I have checked out?
Yes, as long as there is no one on the waiting list for the item. We will not be charging fines on overdue items
Can I return items?

You can return your library items inside the library through the outside dropbox 24/7

Can I still submit interlibrary loan requests? 
Yes, interlibrary loans requests can now be submitted. One-request-per-week rule has resumed.
How do I access the library's online resources?

Go to our Online Library page to learn more about accessing our online resources. You can download apps for some, others are accessible on your computer. They are all free, and all you'll need is your library card, internet access and/or PIN number.

If you have any questions about how to access any of our online resources, please call the library at 905-945-5142. Staff will be there to take your calls between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Saturday.

What online resources are available?
View our menu of online resources on our Online Library page.
Will I be charged fines for items I checked out before the COVID-19 closure?
No. We will not be charging fines for overdue items. You can now return items to the library. We will ensure no fines are added to your account for these items.


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