The Hamilton Public Library (HPL) is getting back out into the community, this week, with the relaunch of the bookmobile service.
Starting Tuesday (Sept. 22), the HPL Bookmobile will start making stops throughout the community with 12 weekly stops and eight biweekly stops, Tuesdays to Saturdays, an HPL press release issued Monday said.
The library on wheels will operate a little differently given the COVID-19 pandemic.
For starters, users will be able to pick up items they’ve placed on hold and return items to the bus, but browsing materials on the bus will no longer be permitted and returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours before returning to circulation.
“Members can begin placing new holds on Monday, September 28,” the release says.
Hours for the bus have been modified to allow for contactless returns and holds pickup.
Users are asked to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon arrival at the bus.
What you need to know about visiting the Bookmobile:
- Visit our modified Bookmobile Schedule to find your nearest stop/time.
- Bring your Library card and show it to staff.
- Receive a paper bag with your holds already checked out.
For more information on the Bookmobile’s stops, protocols and hours of operation, visit HPL’s website.