Update: The Grimsby Public Library is now open to public

The Grimsby Public Library is now open to the public for browsing, hold pick-up and computer bookings only. We will continue to provide curbside pick-up as well.

How to visit the library

  • Walk-in visits to the library are via the Ontario/Adelaide street entrance ONLY
  • No entry is allowed on the Carnegie Lane side, which will be dedicated to curbside pick-up only

Library walk-in hours

  • Monday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday to Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Curbside pick-up

You can still pick your holds up via curbside pick-up at the Carnegie Lane street parking lot. Curbside pick-up is first-come-first-serve during operating hours. Please call the number posted outside once you are first in line.

Learn more about curbside pick-up

Returns and fines

  • Overdue fines will not be charged for the time being
  • You can return your library items inside the library during open hours and through the outside dropbox 24/7
  • Returned items will be quarantined for a minimum of 4 days before we check them in
  • If you have fines from before the library's closure for COVID-19, you may pay them by visiting the library
  • You will not be charged fines for any items that became overdue during the library closure

Safety measures

The safety or our staff and patrons is our priority as we reopen our doors, so please be aware of the following:

  • Masks must be worn inside the library at all times
  • Hand sanitizer stations are available in various locations around the library
  • There will be no sitting and reading or studying, just hold pick-up, browsing, borrowing and computer appointments

Interlibrary loans

Interlibrary loans requests can now be submitted. One-request-per-week rule has resumed.

Computer appointments

The Grimsby Public Library is now taking limited computer bookings by appointment. Visit our computer, printing, and Internet page for more details.

Learn about other Town of Grimsby updates

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

Service and program disruptions

The following programs and services are suspended:

  • Visiting library
  • Book Club in a Bag
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Class and library visits
  • Computer, printing access
  • Seed library
  • All library programs and events

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 during open hours and 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.
Can I contact the library to ask questions?

Yes. Please call us during the following hours or email us at gen-library@grimsby.ca if you have any questions:

  • Monday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday to Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.

 

To learn more please follow us on social media or email us at gen-library@grimsby.ca

 

Contact Us