Nanaimo North Library. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo North library partially reopens after COVID-19 closure

Vancouver Island Regional Library will allow customers to browse a limited collection

Following the lead of Harbourfront library, Nanaimo North branch is now open with rules to adhere to provincial COVID-19 safety regulations.

According to a Vancouver Island Regional Library press release, Nanaimo North library branch, situated at 6250 Hammond Bay Rd., will offer service that will see a limited amount of customers allowed in the building at one time and a walk-through area with a limited collection of books and materials for borrow.

Customers will be expected to use self-checkout machines to borrow materials and social distancing rules will be adhered to. Library patrons will be asked to follow to all posted safety information and directives of staff, according to the press release, and there will be no public washroom, computer or seating area access at this time.

Inter-branch delivery of materials, to allow for customers to access the entire collection is also available, as well as “an expanded suite of virtual programs and services.”

Nanaimo North branch will be open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 1-7 p.m. on Tuesdays. The branch will be closed Sundays.

“The success of the Nanaimo Harbourfront pilot paved the way for more branches to open,” said Melissa Legacy, VIRL director of library services and planning, in the release. “It is so exciting to once again see customers accessing our spaces, interacting with our staff, and getting back to something that felt so normal before the onset of the pandemic.”

For more information, go to www.virl.bc.ca.

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