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Belleville Public Library is now open! 

The library is now open and we want to provide assurance that our top priority is the safety of our customers and staff.

There are strict limits to the number of customers allowed into the building at one time, and face coverings are mandatory for anyone entering the building.  

Computer use is limited to 1-hour per day, with physical distancing in place.  There is limited study space available for students. There is no lounge furniture, children’s play areas, or iPads available at this time.  We hope to bring in more services in the coming weeks.  The Library is loaning out small Chromebook laptops for public use on library property, to help meet the demand for access to technology. 

Library open hours starting August 10 (until further notice):

Monday to Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please note: The Parrott Gallery opened on September 1 with reduced hours. Please click here for more information. Digital programming and exhibitions are available 24/7.

Pickup service available now:

The Library now offers pickup service for physical materials like books and movies.  Our customers have been picking up an average of 300 items a day.  Customers can request items to borrow through our website or by calling 613-968-6731 ext. 2035, or by emailing infoserv@bellevillelibrary.ca  

After August 10, those customers who do not wish to enter the library to pick up their items may request that items are brought to the door by staff.   We may ask you to return at a later time to pick up your items depending on how busy we are.

There are also extensive digital programming options, training courses, movies, eBooks, audiobooks, and more that can be accessed using a computer or mobile device.  The Parrott Gallery also has amazing digital art exhibitions posted on our website.

To return items to the library:

  • Come to the front door of the library during our temporary hours. Drop your items into our return bins.
  • Or drop your returns into our external book drops located on the south side (Campbell Street) of the building. The external book drops are available 24/7.
  • For the health and safety of our customers and staff all returned material is quarantined for 72 hours before it is checked in and becomes available.
  • While we appreciate donations of gently used books and DVDs, we are not able to accept donations at this time.
  • Returns are not accepted at the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre until further notice.

Due to the current Covid-19 Pandemic: Do Not Come to Pick-up or Return Library material:

  • If you have been in close contact with a person who is ill, or has been exposed to COVID-19
  • If you have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days
  • If you are currently feeling ill, experiencing a fever, and/or cough, runny nose, sore throat or shortness of breath

We are practicing physical distancing and ask that our customers maintain a 2 meter distance from others. Face coverings are mandatory upon entry into the building.

We encourage residents to regularly check the information being provided by Hastings Prince Edward Public Health.

Thank you for helping keep our community safe!