Media Releases & Public Service Announcements

Media Releases & Public Service Announcements - 2022

Public Service Announcement

Computer Issues will Close the Library for Two Days
For Immediate Release - Thursday, April 7, 2022
Thunder Bay Public Library is experiencing issues with our internal computer systems. As a result, all Library locations will be closed on Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9, 2022.
This closure will allow staff to assess all systems and make any necessary repairs. 
Regular hours of operation will resume on Monday, April 11, 2022.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
The library website at www.tbpl.ca provides 24/7 access to online library collections, programs, and services.  You can also find us on social media @TBayPL.

Public Service Announcement

Thunder Bay Public Library Will Open Three Locations for In Person Services Starting Monday, February 7, 2022

For Immediate Release - Thursday, January 27, 2022

The Thunder Bay Public Library will resume in person services at the Waverley, County Park and Mary J.L. Black Libraries beginning Monday, February 7, 2022.  The Brodie Library will continue to offer curbside service until it is determined that we can offer in-branch services at all four locations in a safe and consistent manner, based on staffing capacity.

Please note that all locations of the Library will be closed (curbside service will not be offered) on Friday, February 4 to facilitate the delivery of essential staff training. This closure and staff development day had been planned prior to the move to curbside service at the start of January.

New hours of operation will also begin at all locations on Monday, February 7. Hours have been expanded to include evening and weekend hours at specific locations. See chart below for full details.

Capacity at libraries that are open for in branch services will be limited to 50%. All members of the community are expected to follow safety precautions, including wearing of masks over the nose and mouth, hand hygiene and adhering to physical distancing guidelines.

Staff will offer free printing and lamination of COVID Vaccination records (QR code) as part of our in branch service.

TBPL New Hours of Operation, Starting Monday, February 7, 2022

In Branch Services In Branch Services Curbside Service In Branch Services
Day Waverley County Park Brodie Mary J.L. Black
Monday 12:30 pm to 8 pm 9:30 am to 5 pm 9:30 am to 5 pm Closed
Tuesday 10:30 am to 6 pm 10:30 am to 6 pm 10:30 am to 6 pm 10:30 am to 6 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am to 5 pm 9:30 am to 5 pm 10:30 am to 6 pm 12:30 pm to 8 pm
Thursday 10:30 am to 6 pm 10:30 am to 6 pm 10:30 am to 6 pm 10:30 am to 6 pm
Friday 9:30 am to 5 pm 9:30 am to 5 pm 9:30 am to 5 pm 9:30 am to 5 pm
Saturday Closed 9:30 am to 5 pm Closed 9:30 am to 5 pm
Sunday Closed Closed Closed Closed

 

The Library continues to offer virtual service 24/7, including access to online collections and programs at www.tbpl.ca

The Library is also loaning technology devices and free unlimited WiFi access to teens and adults.

Visit the Library website at www.tbpl.ca for more information or call us at 345-8275. Find us on social media @TBayPL.

Contact:  Tina Maronese - tmaronese@tbpl.ca / 807-630-5664