Your Visit to the Library

Welcome!

We’re so glad to see you! We've established requirements to protect everyone’s health and safety and to keep High River Library a welcoming place. Please note that mask use is required throughout your visit to the library.

Keep an eye on our website or follow us on Facebook, InstagramTwitter, or TikTok for current info on library happenings.

Hours of Service

From June 14, 2021 to September 5, 2021:

Monday

9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Tuesday

9:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Wednesday

9:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Thursday

9:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Friday

9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Saturday

9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Sunday & Holidays

Closed

Visiting the Library

  • Wear your own mask or use one of our disposable masks.
  • Sanitize your hands when entering the building.
  • Follow distancing and directional guidelines while in the building.
  • Please be patient. We are limiting the number of patrons inside the building at any one time.
  • Visit for no longer than 60 minutes.
Do not visit the library if you:
  • have a fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, or shortness of breath
  • have travelled recently
  • have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19

Programs and Events

The library will not be offering in-person community programs or renting rooms until Stage 3 of Alberta's Open for Summer Plan. We will be moving ahead with an in-person summer reading program for ages 5-8, 9-12, and teen. Registration opens on Tuesday, June 15. Check our calendar or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or TikTok for details.

Not Yet!

  • Room rentals for groups and in-person programs
  • In-library use of board games, puzzles, children’s iPad
  • We are not accepting book donations right now.
  • Monetary gifts to the library are greatly appreciated and can be given through our Canada Helps account.
Health & Safety

Here are some of the things we’re doing to keep everyone safe.

  • Mask use is mandatory in all areas of the library. Curbside service is available for patrons unable to wear a mask.
  • Hand sanitization stations are located throughout the building.
  • Signage on physical distancing guidelines (2 metres or 6 feet) is posted in the building.
  • Plexiglass barriers on the circulation desk.
  • Library materials are quarantined for 24 hours before being recirculated.
  • Staff are cleaning high touch surfaces.
Computer Use
  • Computers are no longer self-serve. A staff member must log you on to your station. 
  • Sessions are limited to 60 minutes unless advance arrangements are made.
  • Keep the keyboard cover on the keyboard.
  • Stations are cleaned after each use.
  • Tech help will be offered via a remote login to your station.
Borrowing & Returning
  • Curbside service will still be available if you are uncomfortable entering the library building.
  • The outdoor book return is accessible on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. This is to allow us to quarantine items before staff handle them.
  • Indoor book returns should be placed on the marked cart in the library during open hours.
  • Automatic renewals are in effect for High River Library-owned items.
  • We are still loaning out all of our regular items (sewing machine, Cricut, walking poles, Kitchen Aid stand mixer, tool kit, microscope, telescope, etc.) as well as some of our board games and puzzles.
Other Services
  • Exam invigilation services have resumed.
  • Printing/Photocopying/Scanning. You will need to notify a staff member to release any print jobs. Alternatively, you can email your file to library@highriverlibrary.ca and a staff member in the library can assist you. 
  • Outdoor patio use. The patio is not regularly sanitized. Use is at your own risk. Please practice physical distancing. You may also want use an antibacterial wipe on your table/chair before and after spending time on the patio.