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 services upon which our patrons rely while mitigating the risk to public health.

On June 23rd, 2020 the government of Saskatchewan announced that under Phase 4.2 of Re-Open Saskatchewan libraries will be able to re-open as of June 29th. Although we are allowed to re-open, we are still waiting to receive all of the necessary supplies needed to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our staff and patrons. Therefore no branches are scheduled to open to the public on June 29th. Please review the information below on the services currently available and visit www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19 for the latest provincial updates.

For Government of Canada updates, please click here.

Book Drops

The majority of our libraries are now accepting returns, below is a list of branches with drop boxes available 24/7:

  • Meadow Lake, North Battleford, Lloydminster, Battleford, Neilburg, St. Walburg, Paynton, Marshall, Lashburn, Rabbit Lake, Maidstone, Marsden, Denzil, Meota, Pierceland, Goodsoil, Borden, Maymont and Paradise Hill

Some libraries can only accept returns during regular business hours, please call your branch ahead of time before dropping off materials.

There will be a 72 hour quarantine before returned materials are checked in so some items will appear as checked out on your account for some time after they have been returned. Fortunately, there will be no late fees charged until further notice.

If you are sick, please do not return any library materials.

Curbside Pick Up Services

Lakeland Library Region is pleased to announce Curbside Pick Up Services at select library locations, please click here to learn more!

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 in-branch programs have been cancelled indefinitely effective March 17. Please bookmark www.lakelandlibrary.ca. Our Regional Resource Centre, North Battleford Public Library, offers streamed programming Monday to Friday through their Facebook page.

Digital Resources

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

Your encouraged to visit Google Play or the iStore and download Libby to access Library2Go digital resources. The holds limit has been increased from 10 items to 50 items to assist you in finding something you will enjoy!

Fines

Lakeland will be waiving all late fees that accumulate effective March 13.  If you were unable to return your materials, you will not be fined. Please keep library materials at home for now.

Due Dates

Not sure when your item is due? Please check your account online here or contact us online

Holds

Holds on interagency materials (books and other materials from participating libraries throughout Saskatchewan) are now available. The time that holds will wait on hold shelves has been extended to 10 days.

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.

Room Bookings

All room bookings have been cancelled indefinitely effective March 17.

All fees and deposits will be returned.

Questions?

Please visit our FAQ page.

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 (2 meters or more)
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands

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