The team at Whistler Public Library is excited to welcome the community back into their building. Starting Thursday, October 29, the library will be launching 30-minute Express Visits as the next phase of re-opening. These visits will allow patrons to enjoy many popular services, including browsing the collection, asking staff for reading recommendations, picking up and checking out holds, accessing Wi-Fi, using public computers, and more. The library will be open for Express Visits six days a week, Monday through Saturday; patrons are encouraged to visit the library’s website to learn more about the services that are available and to help them make the most of their visit.
Members of the public visiting the library can expect a number of protocols in place for the safety of visitors and staff: physical distancing decals are in place to keep individuals 2 metres apart; hand sanitizer is provided throughout the building; high-touch surfaces will be disinfected twice per day along with regular deep cleaning; and both time and occupancy limits are in place. In addition, as per the recently endorsed municipal mask-wearing policy, masks must be worn while visiting Whistler Public Library and all other municipal facilities.
Many library services are still available remotely to community members who are limiting their visits to public spaces. All library events and programs continue to be offered virtually via Zoom and Facebook Live. And, as always, the library has a wide variety of digital resources available to users who want to download books, films, music and more, or who want to learn a new skill. Staff can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 604-935-8435.
“During this time, flexibility is paramount as we all find new and forgotten ways to cope and hopefully thrive,” said Christine Young, Chair of the library’s Board of Trustees. “The library's Board of Trustees is proud of how our team has maximized the usefulness of the library's resources while keeping visitors and staff as safe as possible.”
To learn more about Express visits, visit whistlerlibrary.ca/express-visits.