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Service Update: Library Take-Out Service

June 17, 2020 Update

Oshawa Public Libraries is now offering Library take-out service. This service is available at all Oshawa Public Libraries branches Mondays to Fridays 2-6 pm, and Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm.

To request Library items you will place holds on them. For instructions on how to place a hold click here.


To pick up your Library items, here’s what you’ll need to know:

  • When your request is ready, a staff member will contact you to make an appointment for pick-up and provide easy pick-up instructions
  • At the pre-arranged time and Library branch, you will be asked to show your Library card. Your items will then be placed on a table in a designated spot located immediately outside the Library for a safe, quick, contactless pick-up


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External Book Return Chutes will open once the Library take-out service begins at each location. Staff will not accept library materials directly from customers at this time.

Due dates for previously checked out materials have been extended until July 3rd to allow our customers the flexibility to bring their items back when it is convenient.

Please note at this time, there will be no public access to Library buildings and we are unable to accept book donations.


Please remember:

Oshawa Public Libraries continues to regularly monitor Durham Region Health Department communications. Should the situation change in Oshawa, further updates and responses will be made available on our website to ensure we are keeping you informed. 

For the most current information on COVID-19 in our area and for what you can do to be proactive, how to protect yourself and to help stop the spread of germs, visit the Durham Region Health Department’s Novel Coronavirus page 

For current information about COVID-19 in Canada, visit Health Canada’s Coronavirus disease outbreak page

For COVID-19 information around the world, visit the World Health Organization’s Coronavirus disease outbreak page


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