The Toronto Public Library Launches Curbside Pick-Up & Drop-Off

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All sorts of retail stores are reopening but what about our beloved library? If you’re missing the days of borrowing books from the library, then today is going to be a good day for you. It’s just been announced that the Toronto Public Library is rolling out curbside pick-up and drop-off.

Starting Monday, May 25, books that are on-loan can be dropped off at select boxes at Toronto Public Library locations across the city and Drop-off at all remaining branches will open on June 1.

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“We are all excited about this first step in the reinstatement of our services, with the introduction of curbside drop-off and pick-up of materials,” city librarian Vickery Bowles said. “It’s been so heartwarming to see the public excitement about this news. We know how many Torontonians rely on their library to stay connected, informed and engaged.”

In regard to checking out items from the library, CP24 reports that curbside pickup is slated to start in June.

Have a book on hold or on loan? Don’t worry about any late fees as the library says you won’t be charged any fines as due dates for all checked-out items will be extended until after branches reopen.

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However if you don’t have a library card, you won’t be able to get one until branches officially open. With that being said, TPL has blessed us with instant access to OverDrive, the largest collection of e-books and audiobooks, with the city’s new Instant Digital Card. This means you don’t have to spend a cent to read or listen to those books you’ve been meaning to get around to.

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