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 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 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
Due dates have been extended for checked out items and will be regularly adjusted as needed. Please check your account online here or contact us online

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.

Book Drops
To limit spread of the disease, branch book drops and return slots have been removed or sealed.  You are encouraged to keep materials at home for now.

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.

All fees and deposits will be returned.

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