St. Marys Public Library exploring curbside pick-up and delivery options

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As of Tuesday, May 19, 2020, the Province of Ontario is allowing public libraries to offer delivery and pick-up services to patrons. The announcement was made on Thursday, May 14, 2020 as part of the government’s COVID-19 re-opening plan.

The St. Marys Public Library is currently considering how it can safely proceed with pick-up and delivery services, while also following the recommendations of Huron Perth Public Health. As a result, these services will not be available as of the May 19 date proposed by the Province.

“We’re thrilled to hear that the library will soon be able to share its much-loved resources with the community,” said Lisa Lawrence, Acting CEO, St. Marys Public Library. “We are still in the process of determining how we can do this without compromising the health and safety of patrons and staff.”

The library’s tentative plan is to have materials available for pick-up at its accessible Queen Street entrance in the near future. Staff are also hoping to partner with the Town’s Community Wellness Program to have volunteers drop materials off and pick them up directly from patrons’ front porches.

Exact dates for when these services may launch have yet to be determined; updates will be shared as soon as they are available. In the meantime, patrons are encouraged to explore the Library’s rich online catalogue of e-books and audiobooks. Cardholders also have access to a number of virtual resources, like Kanopy, a video streaming service, and Mango Languages, a language-learning tool. To access the Library’s online resources and catalogue, or to register for a library card, visit

The library is also offering online programming through its Facebook page:  

Those with questions about library services are encouraged to contact staff by email:

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Lisa Lawrence | Acting CEO, St. Marys Public Library
519-284-2340, ext. 335 |