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Library Link: That feeling of Déjà Vu

During last week’s roll out of new rules and regulations concerning COVID-19 by the Province of Alberta, the temporary closure of public library facilities was also mentioned.

During last week’s roll out of new rules and regulations concerning COVID-19 by the Province of Alberta, the temporary closure of public library facilities was also mentioned.

To quote Bill Murray’s character in the iconic movie Groundhog Day, “Do you ever have déjà vu?”

Yes, we here at Airdrie Public Library (APL) are experiencing a bit of déjà vu from when we closed our doors last March, but it’s different this time – we’ve been here before.

So, here is what our patrons need to know about our facility's closure and what programs and services are still available.

First, the facility may be closed, but we are open online 24/7. We’ll keep you posted on what’s happening at airdriepubliclibrary.ca and through our social media feeds.

The library’s drop box is still open for returns, the Smart Lockers are accessible as long as Genesis Place Recreation Centre is open, our curbside pick-up service continues, and we’ll hold regular public service hours if you need to contact us.

Patrons can log onto TRAC and place holds on library material, including inter-library loans between most public libraries, and we’ll contact you to arrange for pick-up when your items are available.

Check our website for public service and curbside pick-up hours.

Don’t forget, we’re more than just books – we also loan out DVDs, Blu-rays and computer games.

All our online resources (under the eResources tab on our website), such as Cloud Library, Flipster, Freegal Music, Hoopla, OverDrive/Libby, RBdigital, Read Alberta eBooks and so much more are all at your fingertips with a click of the mouse.

Once the holiday break is over Jan. 10, our regular virtual programming will pick up again with all your favourite preschool, school-aged, tween, teen, and adult pre-recorded and Zoom events.

So, yes, we’re experiencing a little déjà vu, but this time, we know how it goes.

For more information on APL's programs and services, please visit airdriepubliclibrary.ca