Quebec announced Monday that libraries will be closed for 28 days in October, as will restaurants, bars and other parts of cultural backgrounds, to curb the increase in COVID-19 cases in areas where the contamination is taking speed. These temporary closures will start at midnight, Wednesday, in the red areas of Greater Montreal, Quebec and Chaudière-Appalaches.

The Association des bibliothèques public du Québec (ABPQ), however, announced on Wednesday that it has entered into an agreement with the Legault government to maintain its document loan service. However, readers will not be able to stay on the spot for consultation.

Contactless lending allowed in libraries in the red zone