Library Reopening

The Niagara Falls Public Library is excited to welcome our customers back to our libraries for Browse, Borrow, Go!

Please do not visit the Library if you are unwell or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.

All customers will be required to:

  • Go through Public Health’s COVID screening process 
  • Wear a mask 
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Follow the directional arrows, rules and procedures in place

A limited number of customers will be allowed to access the Library based on our capacity at each individual location. 

We have missed our customers and we look forward to serving you in-person!
 

Library Service available now:

  • Holds Pick Up for the delivery of physical materials available at all locations 
  • Online resources available 24/7 for a wealth of books, movies, music, magazines, and more
  • Virtual programs! From storytimes to paint lessons and more, check our Online Event calendar on our website for what’s coming up or our YouTube channel for past videos.
  • Visiting Library Service to homebound individuals and Seniors
  • WiFi is on at all our locations for your access and convenience
  • Print Pick Up for printing if you want it ready for pickup at the Library
  • Payments will be accepted (debit/credit preferred - $2 minimum)

We are committed to expanding our service model to include additional Library services when we can confidently ensure the health and safety of our staff, customers and the community. 

 

Return Boxes - Now Open!

Return boxes at all Niagara Falls Public Library locations are now open. Returned items will remain on your library card until they are checked in after a quarantine period.

We’re not accepting donations of books or other materials at this time. Please do not place any donations in our return boxes as they will be thrown away.

Digital Services

Please note that our digital services are always available!

To access these incredible resources and more, Click Here!

If you do not have a library card, you can Register for a Card HERE!

Programming

We are offering a wide selection of programming for all ages, please visit our Event Calendar for program information and to register. 

FAQ (Updated September 21)

Q. Are all in-person library programs cancelled while the Library is closed?
A.
Yes, all in-person programming is cancelled. However, we are offering a wide selection of programming for all ages online. Please visit our Event Calendar for program information and to register. 

Q. My library card is going to expire during the closure period. How can I renew it to use the Library's digital services?
A. All library cards expiring during this period have been adjusted to remain active for use with the Library's digital services.

 

Q. Can I drop off some book donations I have?
A. The Library cannot accept donations of books or other materials at this time.

 

Q. I'm trying to use the digital resources and I've been asked for my Library Card ID/Number and PIN. What are those?
A. The Library Card ID/Number is the series of numbers on your library card beginning with 28080. Your PIN is typically the last four digits of your phone number, unless you have changed it yourself to something else.

 

Q. Can I still place an Interlibrary Loan request?
A. The Library is not accepting Interlibrary Loan requests at this time.

 

To find more information about COVID-19, visit these trusted websites:

 

Mental Health Resources

Kids Help Phone

Kids and Teens can talk to someone 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Call 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868

Distress Centre Niagara

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Niagara Falls, St. Catharines and Area – 905-688-3711

Port Colborne, Wainfleet and Area – 905-734-1212

Fort Erie and Area – 905-382-0689

Grimsby, West Lincoln – 905-563-6674

Women's Place of South Niagara

Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Niagara Falls, Fort Erie and surrounding areas 905-356-5800

TTY 289-477-1470

ARUNova@wpsn.ca (Email response is not immediate)

Welland, Port Colborne, Wainfleet, Pelham and surrounding areas 905-788-0113

TTY 289-480-1252

ARUWelland@wpsn.ca (Email response is not immediate)

Multilingual Information from the Government of Ontario 

The Ministry of Health has developed an information sheet about the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to inform Ontarians about the virus, how they can protect themselves and what to do if they think they have contracted the 2019 novel coronavirus. The information sheet is available in multiple languages.