Sunday, March 15, 2020
Last Updated: 5:45pm on March 15, 2020
After consultation with the City of Surrey, and in order to help minimize the spread of COVID-19, the Library Board of Trustees has decided to close all Surrey Libraries branches indefinitely as of 5 pm, Sunday March 15.
Surrey Libraries has been closely monitoring the developments related to COVID-19. This is a constantly evolving situation and we continue to work closely with the City of Surrey and health officials to ensure Surrey Libraries’ practices reflect new information as it is available.
The health of our staff and patrons is of upmost priority as we work to limit the spread of COVID-19. We recommend the community keeps informed on the virus by consulting reliable sources such as the BC Centre for Disease Control website or HealthLinkBC. Links to reliable sources are also available on our website.
During this temporary closure, the following library services remain available:
- Patrons can access Surrey Libraries’ many online resources from home including eBooks and eAudio, streaming video, online learning, digital newspapers and magazines, and more.
- All bookdrops are closed until further notice. Patrons should hold onto library materials until branches and bookdrops reopen.
- Surrey Libraries’ staff are available to answer questions online.
- The Library will extend return due dates for all physical items until further notice
- Library fines and fees will be waived during this closure.
We appreciate the community’s understanding and patience during this difficult time as we work together to ensure the well-being of everyone in our community and help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Keep Yourself and Community Healthy
- Stay home if you get sick and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
- Wash hands regularly with soap and water. This is the single most effective way of reducing infection spread.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a sleeve/tissue and turn your head away from others when coughing or sneezing.
- Use tissues to contain secretions and dispose of them promptly in a waste container.
- Practice social distancing. Try to keep an optimal six feet away from other people.