Starting Thursday, libraries across Winnipeg will bring back contactless pickup of books on hold, as well as return services.
Although library users won’t have access to enter the branches — including at the newly-renovated Cornish Library — they’ll be able to pick up their holds from tables at libraries’ front entrances.
Readers can reserve books using the Winnipeg Public Library’s website or app, and they’ll receive a phone call or an email when their selections are ready to be picked up.
Library customers are asked to then call ahead and give the library a heads-up when they’re coming to pick up the books, which will be left on the table at the front entrance.
This hold/pickup system was previously suspended May 7 to comply with Manitoba’s public health orders.
Twenty-four hour external book returns will also be open seven days a week.