Halifax Public Libraries extend closures, plan to reopen April 30

Halifax Public Libraries

It will be at least one more month before you’ll be able to visit a library in Halifax.

Last week, Halifax Public Libraries (HPL) announced it would be closing all its branches for three weeks, to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Now, it’s decided to extend the closures to April 30.

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“The health and safety of our community members and staff continues to be our number one priority,” reads a HPL media release.

“With the extended closure, the decision has also been made to cancel Library programs scheduled for May 2020.”

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Book drops remain closed and any borrowed items will have extended due dates. No late fees will be accrued for the duration of the closure.

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HPL says its adapting its services in light of the closures. All Nova Scotia residents can now register for a digital library card, which will give them access to e-books, audiobooks and e-library online tools.

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