Safety Measures at Surrey Libraries

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Surrey Libraries is working to keep everyone safe at our branches.  

Last Updated: November 8, 2021

We're happy to welcome you to our branches, but things are a bit different. To follow provincial health orders and WorkSafeBC guidelines, we have many safety measures to protect our patrons and staff:

  • Do not enter the branch if you feel unwell or are required to self-isolate
  • Masks are mandatory for entry into library branches and must be worn at all times while inside, as required by Provincial Health Order. 
  • Starting Nov 8, proof of vaccination is required for in-branch program participation for anyone aged 12+
  • Anyone displaying symptoms of illness will not be allowed into the branch

Thank you for your continued patience and support as we face this pandemic together.

For information on COVID-19 exposures at the City of Surrey’s civic facilities including libraries, please click here.

Safety Measures 

What we’re doing 

  • Following all Provincial Health Orders
  • Providing hand sanitizer  
  • Plexiglass dividers at service counters 
  • Frequently cleaning high-touch areas 
  • Training Library staff in safety measures
  • Ensuring mask use and offering masks to patrons 
  • Checking proof of vaccination for in-branch programming for everyone aged 12+ (starting Nov 8) 

What you can do

  • Stay home if you are feeling sick or are required to self-isolate 
  • Wear your mask at all times in the library
  • Wash or sanitize your hands before entering the building 
  • Practise physical distancing throughout the library 
  • Follow all signs 
  • Always remain with your children when in the library  



  • Holds pick-up 
  • Book returns (only during open hours at Clayton)
  • Computer access (45-minute time limit) 
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Browsing shelves to select materials
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Scanning (All locations except the Ocean Park and Port Kells branches)
  • Self-checkout stations  
  • Paton assistance and technology help
  • Washroom access  
  • Book sales at some locations
  • Meeting room rentals at some locations
  • If you do not wish to enter the library and would still like to borrow material, please call your local branch to discuss your options. 
  • In-person programming with added safety measures

Not Available 

  • Group tours
  • Group and silent study rooms   
  • Accepting materials donations  

If you have any questions, please contact us

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