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Update: Reopening Plans

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 4:45pm

With the recent announcement of Waterloo Region being permitted to enter Phase 3 of the Province’s reopening framework, we are thrilled to have a clearer picture of the guidelines and expectations around reopening the library.

With this new information, we are working hard to fine tune our plan for safely expanding in-person library services in the near future.

While Friday, July 17 marks the transition of our community into Phase 3, the library is not yet ready to begin expanding services at this time.

Even though we can’t wait to welcome our customers back into our spaces, we want to ensure that we are doing so as safely as possible. As always, each decision we make is done so with the health and safety of our staff and customers at the forefront.

We encourage our customers to continue to:

  • place holds for library items using Curb and Carry
  • access our computers by making reservations
  • take advantage of our virtuals programs and services

Once we are ready to transition into the next phase of our Path to Reopening, we will update this page (

About the Kitchener Public Library

Kitchener Public Library is a hub of activity and one of the most significant community spaces in the City of Kitchener. The library boasts five locations located throughout the city; including the award-winning and recently renovated and expanded Central Library near the downtown core. The library has 102,000 active members and welcomes 1.2 million visitors each year. To learn more about Kitchener Public Library, visit To be the first to find out what’s happening at the library, follow @KitchLibrary on Twitter.

For additional information about this release, please contact:

Shirley Luu
Manager, Digital Marketing
Kitchener Public Library
85 Queen St. North, Kitchener, ON, N2H 2H1
Phone: 519.743.0271

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