B.C.’s road to recovery: Libraries set for phased return to lending

Curbside pickup, digital options and a slow return to reopening buildings


“The Vancouver Public Library and other libraries around the province can resume services under Phase 2 of the provincial government’s economic recovery program | Chung Chow

The reopening or re-imagining of B.C.’s libraries in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic could take up to two years, but immediate access to services will be phased in with some tweaks to how services have normally been provided.

The primary aim in all of the plans, which have no set dates, is to ensure patrons and staff are safe, Association of British Columbia Public Library Directors chairman Scott Hargrove said.”