Due to the Level 4 - Maximum Alert (red zone) issued for the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal, Montréal’s libraries have reduced access to services in compliance with governmental directives that aim to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Books and other items can only be borrowed by reservation. You must reserve items online or by phone. When you are notified by phone or e-mail that your items are ready, you can visit your library’s counter.
- Maximum 15 reservations per library card
- Loan time: Four weeks for all items
- Maximum 40 items per library card
You can become a member in most libraries. Virtual membership continues as usual.
Digital collections and online services, like virtual memberships, remain available at all times.
Returns are business as usual. Just take your items to the library counter or use the outdoor drop-off chute. You must return fragile items, such as games and musical instruments, to the counter.
It is no longer permitted to access bookshelves, work spaces or computer stations.
All on-site indoor and outdoor library activities have been cancelled. Only online activities continue to be held.
You cannot get an Accès Montréal at the library.
Public health directives
Inside authorized zones, you must keep a physical distance of two metres and wear a face covering that covers both your nose and mouth at all times.
Due to construction or particular security issues, some libraries are not able to offer these services and remain closed. View the list.