The libraries of Montreal re-opened partially

Les bibliothèques de Montréal rouvrent partiellement

The majority of municipal libraries of Montreal opened Monday with reduced services, including the booking of books online.

While the economy of Quebec is déconfine increasingly, libraries of Montreal to follow, and also the pace. Since Monday, several of them allow online booking or by phone books and documents as well as picking at a circulation desk.

The 24 Hours has also tried, on Monday, the exercise to retrieve a book from the library La Petite-Patrie. After you have called in a first time the services of the library to set aside the document in question, the gathering went smoothly and without problems, so that constraints health remained always respected. A short queue along the building upon our arrival.

A librarian greeted us by asking us our subscriber card, and then withdrew the time to go pick up the book in question. We were then able to retrieve it directly at the entrance to the ground floor, at a counter set up especially for the occasion. Rentals of books and any other document that follow the summer schedule and can stretch up to four weeks.

Booking in advance

The access to shelves in common areas, pc workstations, printers, and photocopiers are still prohibited, and only individuals who have been contacted in advance or booked from home to their documents may be present on-site for pick-up.

A few municipal libraries, however, remain closed until further notice because of work or particular issues, in which libraries Frontenac, Haut-Anjou, Maisonneuve, Parc-Extension, of Roxboro, and de Salaberry. The schedule of each of the libraries is accessible via the tab “Libraries” on the

It is also possible to subscribe online at the network of libraries in Montreal since Monday, and the return of documents can now be done via a drop in outdoor or counter service, according to the operation in more particular, each of the libraries. Note: it is not necessary to return the documents as soon as the reopening of the libraries, all the return dates have been pushed back.

Finally, the Great Library still plans to reopen its doors to the public on July 2, to provide the reservation of documents online as well as picking at a service desk.

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