Library Service Updates
Updated on March 2, 2021
Our Northview, Jess Hann, and Delpark Homes Centre Branches are now open for in-person visits, browsing library collections, computer and Wi-Fi access, printing services and staff assistance. Library Take-Out (curbside pick-up) is available at all four library branches. External book return chutes are open at all branches.
The McLaughlin Branch will re-open on Monday, March 8.
Please note, physical distancing, proper hand hygiene, and wearing a non-medical face mask or face covering is required while visiting the Library.
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Hours for In-Person Library Visits
McLaughlin, Northview and Delpark Branches
Monday – Thursday: 10 am – 6 pm
Friday, Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
Jess Hann Branch
Tuesday – Thursday: 10 am – 6 pm
Friday, Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, Monday: Closed
Returning Your Library Items
Library items may be returned through the Library’s external book chutes at any of one of our four library branches.
All returns are quarantined for 72 hours. When you return items, changes to your Library account may take a bit longer to update while our staff safely handle and process your returns If you have any questions about your account, please call us at 905-579-6111.
Library Take-Out Service
Rest assured, we are pleased to continue offering Library Take-Out services! Our Take-Out service is available at all four of our library branches. Before visiting one of our branches to pick up your items, please make sure you review the health and safety protocols set out below.
For more information on Library Take-Out services, visit here.
Not quite ready to visit us in person?
We're always here for you online! Browse our selection of online products and services including borrowing eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music, eLearning, or attend virtual programs.
Visit our website: www.oshawalibrary.on.ca.
Health and Safety
The health and safety of our community and staff is our top priority. When you visit the Library, we ask that you follow recommendations from Durham Region Health Department on how to protect yourself and others, and reduce the spread of COVID-19:
- Physical distancing, proper hand hygiene, and wearing a non-medical face mask or face covering is required while visiting the Library.
- Remember: Wash or sanitize your hands frequently, cough or sneeze into your elbow, avoid touching your face, and practice physical distancing.
- Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms must postpone their library visit and call Telehealth or their health care provider to be assessed.
For the most current information on COVID-19 in our area, in Canada, and around the world, and how to be proactive, protect yourself, and to help stop the spread of germs, visit here.
Online programming for all ages will continue for the foreseeable future on a limited basis. Learn more about online programs here.
Need a Library Card?
Did you know you can register for a library card online as well as in person? With your online library card, you can enjoy our digital services for up to 6 months. We have thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, emagazines, and other digital resources. For full access to all our great library resources, you can visit us in person to upgrade to a full membership card for free.
Visit oshlib.ca/onlinereg today to get started! Or call us at 905-579-6111 ext. 5200 and we’ll get you set up with a new library card today!