Lethbridge Public Library Main and Crossings branches have re-opened with new hours (Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; CLOSED Sundays) and limited services, please see more information in our posts below.

Updates on our response to COVID-19 and changes to service

We are currently working on a re-opening plan that will see us re-opening with limited services starting July 2. Details of what you can expect starting July 2 are available here. Our plan places the health and safety of our staff, customers, and community at the forefront. Full details of our re-opening plan are available here.

As you will appreciate, the planning around this is complex, and we will carefully be evaluating our services levels and offering limited services to start with. Our top priority will always be to protect the health and safety of our employees and customers. Please click the pdfs below for more information, including our FAQs. check back regularly for updates.


Lethbridge Public Library’s Commitment to Race & Social Equity

On June 10, the City of Lethbridge Library Board approved an endorsement of the Canadian Urban Libraries Council’s Statement on Race & Social Equity. Click the pdf below to read more. 


Surprise Me items

Missing the ability to browse our shelves?
Having a hard time finding things to put on hold?
Well look no further - let library staff pick items for you!

Simply fill out the "Surprise Me" form and let staff do the picking for you. Choose your format and genre from the list, and we'll fill a bag with items we think you'll love.

Once items have been selected, you will get a holds notice letting you know when you can come pick up your items.

Simple as that, and full of surprises!


Re-opening Your Lethbridge Public Library

During the COVID-19 pandemic Lethbridge Public Library’s commitment has been continuity of library services to the community. Our first priority is to keep the risk of exposure to the virus as low as possible for our staff, customers, and community. Our provision of services have been, and will remain, consistent with the direction and guidance of public health authorities, the Government of Alberta, and the City of Lethbridge. As we move forward with re-opening and providing additional services, restrictions on use of Library spaces and changes to the way we provide service may be required to comply with public health guidelines and public library best practices. Our ultimate goal is to continue to meet community needs and provide as much service as we can, provided we are doing so safely; however, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. Restrictions put in place, and services provided, may change based on the evolving situation, and will be reviewed on a regular basis. During the pandemic and the post-pandemic recovery period we will focus our services and programs on helping our community face new challenges and supporting individuals and communities to recover.

Please click on the pdf below for Lethbridge Public Library's full re-opening plan.


Re-opening Your Lethbridge Public Library, One Chapter at a Time

Chapter 1
We are excited to announce that starting July 2 we will be launching Chapter 1 of our re-opening plan. Placing the health and safety of our staff, customers, and community at the forefront, we will be initially re-opening with limited services and new hours. 

We’re looking forward to seeing you again!

Click the pdf below for what to expect STARTING JULY 2…


Curbside Pick Up and Grab & Go Pick Up

Curbside Pick Up and Grab & Go Pick Up at Lethbridge Public Library – A How-To. Click the pdf below for all the details.


Computer Access

Starting July 2 limited computer use access will be available 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Saturday:

  • Main Branch: Line up at our 5th Ave. entrance. There will be a limit of 10 customers per appointment time. 
  • Crossings Branch: Enter through the North entrance and proceed to lineup. There will be a limit of 5 customers per appointment time. 

Each appointment will be 45 minutes in length and run on the hour starting at 10 a.m. with the last appointment starting at 3 p.m.

Computer access will be closed from noon – 1 p.m. for area disinfecting.

Appointment times will be assigned by Library staff at the Computer Use Access lineup, and security will escort customers in and out of the building at the start and end of each appointment time.

Computers will be available to those who arrive on a first-come, first-served basis, however if a time slot fills up, passes with assigned times will be provided as needed.

The Crossings Branch will have both walk-in and bookable computer access availablility, but customers are encouraged to book in advance when possible.

Only 1 appointment per person per day. Please bring your own headsets. 

Next-day reservations can be requested and will be evaluated on a case by case basis. If you require special accommodation please call 403-320-4102 (Main Branch) or 403-320-4037 (Crossings Branch). 

Printing will be available and managed by staff. There will be no fee for the first 5 pages printed per day per person.

Technology assistance will be available via remote solutions for in-Library desktop computers. 

Hand sanitizer will be available. Please follow physical distancing requirements. 

The Library’s complete re-opening plan is available here. 


Live Streams

Our services may be limited, but our programs are still running!
You can check out these live streaming programs and visit our YouTube and Facebook pages for even more good stuff from your Lethbridge Public Library.
www.youtube.com/lethlib/
www.facebook.com/LethlibKids/


Adult Summer Reading Club

The 2020 Adult Summer Reading Club runs from June 1 - September 6. The rules this year are simple:

  1. Read a book.
  2. Complete your ballot and rate the book for a chance to win a prize.

Prizes will be drawn every two weeks featuring local businesses. September 6 we will be drawing for two grand prizes!!

COMPLETE YOUR BALLOT HERE

Biweekly Themes

  • June 1 – 14: Mystery
  • June 15 – 28: Science Fiction
  • June 29 – July 12: Non-fiction
  • July 13 – 26: Romance
  • July 27 – August 9: Fantasy
  • August 10 – 23: Graphic Novel
  • August 24 – September 6: General Fiction

Biweekly Prizes

  • June 14 – $25 Gift Card to Purple Carrot
  • June 28 – $25 Gift Card to Bread, Milk, & Honey
  • July 12 – $25 Gift Card to Green Haven Garden Centre
  • July 26 – $25 Gift Card to Urban Grocer
  • August 9 – $25 Gift Card to Bridge Pizza
  • August 23 – $25 Gift Card to Mama La

Grand Prizes

  • $100 Mocha Local Gift Card
  • $100 Gift Card for Tanya Plonka Photography

Online Streaming Calendar

Week of July 6 2020

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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