Guidelines for Library Appointments

Palliser Library branches are now in Stage 3 of Palliser's Path to Reopening. This allows you to make appointments for limited visits to your local library. Click here to find out when your local library will be entering Stage 3, and Click here to contact your local branch to make your appointment.

 

To keep both staff and patrons safe during library visits, library appointments must fit the following criteria:

1. Library visits will be by appointment only. Please contact your local library branch to make your appointment.

2. Only one family member may attend the appointment, but they can use multiple cards to borrow items on behalf of their other family members.

3. All library appointments must last for 15 minutes or less. Library staff will disinfect the library area between each appointment.

4. Please plan ahead whenever possible. Place holds online or ask the librarian to set aside some recommendations. This will help to shorten the length of your visit and minimize your contact with library materials.

5. Please do not come to the library if you are sick.

6. Avoid arriving early for your appointment. If you arrive early, please remain in your vehicle to minimize your contact with the previous patron.

7. Minimize your contact with library materials so staff have fewer materials to disinfect and quarantine.

8. Use of Public Access Computers is not available yet. Click here to see Palliser's full Path to Reopening.

 

Key questions that must be asked before being allowed into the stacks at the library:

1. Are you, or anyone in your household, experiencing any flu-like symptoms, including but not limited to:

  • severe difficulty breathing (e.g., struggling for each breath, speaking in single words)
  • temperature greater than 38°C or 100.4°F
  • cough
  • shortness of breath
  • sore throat
  • chills
  • headache
  • muscle or joint pain
  • severe chest pain
  • chronic health conditions that we need to be made aware of

2. Within the past 14 days, have you been exposed to someone who is under investigation for COVID-19 or has been confirmed as having COVID-19?

3. In the past 14 days have you returned from international travel, or any other “hot zone” for COVID in either Saskatchewan or another province?

4. In the past 14 days have you been exposed to someone who has recently returned from a COVID “hotspot”?

Please use the hand sanitizer provided and please follow good social distancing practices. The wearing of PPE masks may be mandatory depending on your branch. 

 

Thank you for your patience! Palliser has put these rules in place for the health and safety of our staff and the patrons of all our branches.