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Services expanded at Winnipeg libraries after months of pandemic restrictions

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Winnipeg’s libraries are expanding their services beginning Monday, after months of restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Global's Marek Tkach reports on this and more of what came out of today's city press conference – Sep 18, 2020

Winnipeg’s libraries are expanding their services beginning Monday, after months of restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Winnipeg Public Library said the expansion of services at all branches across the city will include collection browsing, limited computer use, self-pick-up of holds, and printing and photocopying.

Library patrons will also have access to the resources at the ideaMILL at the Millenium Library downtown, as well as being able to book tutorial rooms — although meeting and program rooms remain unavailable to rent.

Read more: Winnipeg libraries to resume some services Aug. 4

Twenty-four hour access to return materials will be available, but all returned items will be quarantined for four days before they’re put back on shelves, the library said.

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Other changes include updated seating and play areas to enforce physical distancing, as well as occupancy limits at each branch.

Visitors are asked to wear face masks before entering library facilities.
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