Your Visit to the Library

Welcome!

We’re so grateful to have incredible patrons like you! We've established some routines and requirements to protect everyone’s health and safety, but please know that how we fulfill our vision doesn’t change what we want to be for you. High River Library is still a welcoming place to fulfill your learning needs, satisfy your curiosity and stimulate your imagination.

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

Hours of Service

From September 8, 2020 to June 19, 2021:

Monday

Closed

Tuesday

10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Wednesday

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Thursday

10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Friday

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Saturday

11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Sunday

Closed

Visiting the Library

  • Sanitize your hands when entering the building.
  • Wear your own mask or using one of our disposable masks.
  • Follow distancing and directional guidelines while in the building.
  • Pre-book computer time by calling us at 403-652-2917.
  • 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 be offering in-person community programs. They will be limited capacity and will follow provincial health guidelines. Check our calendar or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for details.
  • We will also continue offering online programs including Roll/Play and Outside the Lines.

Not Yet!

  • 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 for staff in public areas is required. Mask use for patrons is strongly encouraged.
  • 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 have been installed on the circulation desk.
  • All library materials are quarantined for a minimum of 96 hours before being recirculated.
  • Staff are following an enhanced cleaning schedule for high touch surfaces.
Computer Use
  • Make an appointment to use our computers by calling us at 403-652-2917.
  • 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 only on Tuesdays. 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.
  • Interlibrary loan has resumed between most libraries in the province.
  • 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. We are using a program called Papercut to manage printing. It requires that you set up an account before printing can take place. 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.