Government of New Brunswick

As libraries across the province begin the gradual process of reopening not all the programs and services that our visitors are used to will be immediately available. We hope these FAQs help answer some of the questions that you have. We look forward to seeing you again and ask you to be patient!

Library COVID-19 FAQs

No, during the COVID-19 period, food and drinks will not be permitted in the library to help ensure continuous mask use for the health and safety of patrons and staff.

Yes, the mandatory order (COVID-19) issued by the Minister of Public Safety under the Emergency Measures Act requires that we ask for your contact information.  Upon entering the library you will be asked for your name, phone number or an email address.  Identification from at least one member of a group will be required (that person agrees to maintain information for the rest of the group). 

In the orange and red alert phases, verbal confirmation from everyone in a group sitting together that they are in the same household bubble will be required.

If you do not want to provide your contact information, you could be refused access to the library.

We are collecting this information so Public Health can easily quickly get in touch with you in case of an outbreak. We will keep this information in a secure place at all times and securely destroy it after 21 days.

We have hand sanitizer that you can use. You are more than welcome to bring your own.

The risk of COVID-19 transmission by library materials is low. Libraries are not required to quarantine or disinfect returned materials. If it makes you feel more comfortable, you can leave your borrowed library material in a bag for at least 72 hours. Our approach has been vetted by Public Health.

Each library has measured their space and posted information to ensure physical distancing. 

All overdue fines are currently suspended. You will not be charged any overdue fines.