All Milton Public Library Locations have Re-Opened

We are thrilled to re-open all of our physical branches, in order to meet your public library needs. While the way we provide service has been adjusted in order to maintain effective social distancing and health & safety protocols, in this era of COVID-19, the staff at Milton Public Library are excited to welcome you back through our doors. In doing so, please continue to treat our staff with the dignity and respect they deserve, as we all get used to the new processes and procedures we have in place to ensure the continued health and well-being of both you and our staff.

As such, all three Milton Public Library locations are open to the public, including the book drops. You can also now place holds online for pickup in the branch during open hours.

We will follow all public health guidelines to ensure the safety of our staff and patrons, and as such, masks will be required of all patrons in accordance with the Halton Region Mandatory Mask By-Law. MPL staff have been provided with all necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) and are available to assist you during your visit with us.

Please remember to download our new mobile app, renew your library card, or sign up for an online e-card before you come to the library to ensure you have the best experience possible.

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  • FAQs

    Things might look a little different when you come back to visit us!

    Here is a list of some of the changes we've implemented to keep you safe during your visit:

    We require that anyone entering our physical branches follow all current public health guidelines, including wearing a mask at all times. We are able to accommodate up to 50 people in the library at once, and will scan your library card upon entry and exit for contact tracing purposes.

    We have removed all physical magazines and newspapers from our branches. You can access your favourite periodicals using our Flipster e-resource.

    We will continue to loan all of our materials for a three-week period. Please note that you can only place holds on items belonging to individual branches to reduce the amount of contact with our items as much as possible.

    Our entire CD collection is now located at Beaty branch. You can also listen to music online using our Hoopla e-resource.

    We have a new mobile app that allows you to look up items in our catalogue, check your account, and even check out your own books from your personal mobile device! 

    Sign up for our e-newsletter, and check out our event calendar for exciting new virtual programs hosted online using our social media platforms.

    We have increased our silent study space, and are also offering access to in-library use of our Chromebooks, and physically distanced computer workstations.

    Studying from home this semester? Our Exam Proctoring service is back! In addition to the exam proctoring service offered at MPL, we are also now offering reservable exam proctoring silent study room space for students writing remote exams facilitated online by external proctors.

    MPL's Interlibrary Loans service is back! Click here for more details.

    Please note that we are not currently selling Transit Tickets and Passes at this time. Please contact the Town of Milton for further information.

    The Halton Region Water Testing Depot has resumed services at Main library.

    Just a reminder... for public safety reasons, there will be no food or drink allowed in the library during the Covid-19 pandemic period.

    Join us, and Be Inspired at MPL.

  • Safety Procedures

    To ensure the safety of our patrons and staff, MPL will be implementing the following procedures at each location:

    - maximum of 50 patrons in the branch 

    - mandatory wearing of masks in accordance with public health regulations

    - hand sanitizing stations throughout the branch

    - frequent cleaning and disinfecting of all surfaces, including computers

    - physical distancing of 2 metres at all times in all areas

    - quarantining of all library materials (returned and touched during limited "browsing")

    - scanning of MPL cards at entrance to facilitate contact tracing, if necessary

    All staff members have been provided with PPE and have been trained in appropriate health and safety measures.

  • Code of Conduct

    We are so excited to see you again!

    To ensure the health and safety of everyone, please remember to follow MPL's Code of Conduct during your visit with us:

    We invite you to enjoy the library and respect its use by others. While you are here, please follow the rules of conduct we have established. With this in mind, please don't:

    - Be noisy and disruptive, including using audible devices without headphones or with headphones set at a volume that disturbs others
    - Use threatening, obscene, or abusive language
    - Misuse or deface library materials or library property
    - Use emergency exits, or obstruct entrance / exit way
    - Be intoxicated (with alcohol or drugs)
    - Leave children under eight (8) years of age unattended
    - Enter with bare feet, roller skates, roller blades or wheeled shoes, or on skateboards or scooters
    - Place feet on tables or chairs
    - Use tobacco, e-cigarettes, alcohol or illicit drugs
    - Consume meals or messy snacks
    - Drink beverages in the branch
    - Loiter
    - Solicit or sell
    - Sleep
    - Bring animals into the building (Service Animals exempted)
    - Post advertisements or leave flyers without library staff approval
    - Photograph, film, or video record, without prior approval of the CEO
    - Engage in any activity that violates federal, provincial, local or other applicable laws or Library policy
    - Theft of library materials is against the law and will be prosecuted.

    The library staff reserves the right to request patrons to open any bags, purses or packages for inspection if the anti-theft Library security system is triggered.

    If during your visit you do not follow these rules, you will be asked to leave the library premises, in accordance with the Trespass to Property Act (RSO 1980).

    Milton Public Library Board
    Issued September 1987
    Revised June 2010 5th Revision