Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Lakeland Library Region is committed to the safety and wellbeing of the staff and public. We take the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) threat seriously and are doing everything we can to balance the essential service upon which our patrons rely while mitigating the risk to public health. Please review the list of our most frequently asked questions on services available to patrons.

On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. We continue to actively monitor the rapidly evolving status of the disease.

For Saskatchewan updates, please visit www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19.

For Government of Canada updates, please click here.

Branch Closures

Effective March 20, 2020 all Lakeland Library Region branches are closed indefinitely.

Please bookmark www.lakelandlibrary.ca and check back regularly for information regarding library services in your area.

Programs
All programs have been cancelled indefinitely effective March 17.

Room Bookings
All room bookings have been cancelled indefinitely effective March 17.

All fees and deposits will be returned

Holds
To limit spread of the disease, holds on interagency materials (books and other materials) cannot be filled from other Saskatchewan Municipal or Regional Public Library Systems.

The time that holds will wait on hold shelves for patrons to pick them up has been extended to 42 days (6 weeks)

Fines
Lakeland will be waiving all late fees that accumulate between March 13 and April 14. If you are unable to return your materials, you will not be fined. You are encouraged to keep materials at home for now.

Book Drops
Those branches with book return boxes or slots will continue to keep them available.

Digital services
Lakeland encourages use of our wide selection of digital resources available here. To assist our patrons, Lakeland has improved access to some of its digital resources.

Wi-Fi
To assist out patrons, Wi-Fi has been turned on for all locations - no vouchers required. Though you cannot enter the branch, Wi-Fi service is accessible outside the building.

What you can do to help

  • If you have been traveling outside of Canada or you feel sick, please stay home
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds (sanitizer must be at least 60% alcohol)
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Dispose of tissues immediately. If you have no tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow, not your hands
  • Practice social distancing
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands

We thank all Lakeland patrons for their patience and will be regularly monitoring the situation