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Starting Monday, June 1: the library will offer a no-contact loan service

Thursday 28 May 2020

The City of Saint-Lambert is pleased to announce that the library will resume its loan service as of Monday, June 1.

“We are aware of the important role that our library plays in the community. The resumption of its loan service marks the first step in its re-opening and is sure to make a lot of people happy. I invite library members to use this no-contact service to take full advantage of our sizeable document collection,” said Mayor Pierre Brodeur. 

Reserving documents

Starting today, residents can reserve documents only by phone at 450-466-3910 or by email at reference@saint-lambert.ca. To reduce the number of back-and-forth trips, they will be allowed to have up to 25 documents out at a time. They can check document availability in the library’s online catalogue.

Library staff will prepare the order within 3 to 5 business days, and when it is ready, will contact the member to arrange a time for pick-up. 

No-contact pick-up

Members will not have to enter the library to pick up their documents. Orders will be picked up in the parking lot at the back of the library (access from Green Avenue). Documents can be picked up, by appointment only, between Monday and Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Friday, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Returning documents

Loans are for 35 days. Documents can only be returned using the book return chute located at the front of the library. It will be open as of Friday, May 29. Books will be quarantined for three days before being put back in circulation. 

Residents who still have books they borrowed before the start of the pandemic have until July 31 to return them. They do not have to do so right now. No late fees will be charged.