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Exposure Control Plan – COVID-19

Richmond Public Library is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for staff and the public. A combination of measures will be utilized to minimize staff exposure to COVID-19. Our work practices and procedures will protect both our staff and the public who enter our facilities. We will follow direction and controls as specified by the Provincial Health Officer, BC Centre for Disease Control and the local Health Authority’s Medical Health Officer.
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The library is committed to safety through:

  • Monitoring of branch capacity limits
  • Ensuring physical distancing reminders are in place
  • Encouraging mask usage
  • Providing hand sanitizer at all entrances
  • Maintaining clean library spaces with a focus on high touch areas

The library is no longer quarantining materials

We are following the direction of infectious disease experts in our province. The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has issued guidelines for libraries which states that the risk of transmission of COVID-19 on library materials is very low and that evidence does not require libraries to quarantine or disinfect items.

This modification allows us to check-in your returns and holds quickly, providing you with the books you want.
If you have concerns about borrowing materials, you can still quarantine your checked out items at home prior to enjoying them.

Customers may now visit any Richmond Public Library branch Monday to Friday, from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Customers may also visit the Brighouse and Steveston branches on Saturdays from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Quick drop-in service includes picking up holds, checking out books and receiving help from library staff. Capacity limits are in effect and the line-up to enter the library will close by 3:45pm if capacity limits are reached (by 1:45pm on Saturdays). To view available services, visit https://www.yourlibrary.ca/limited-service/.

Brighouse and Steveston book returns are open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm daily and Saturdays from 9:00am to 2:00pm.

Ironwood and Cambie book returns are open Monday at 9:00am until Friday at 4:00pm.

We want to assure you that no late fines will be charged regardless of due date.

All internal book returns continue to be unavailable until we can safely restore this service.

Public computer labs are available at all branches for those who have limited or no access to a computer, the internet, and/or printing. This service is drop-in, first come, first served. Customers may use up to two 45 minute sessions per day. Visit our Public Computers page for dates, times and capacity.

This guide highlights a range of City and community resources available to support individuals and families living in Richmond.

- It’s all you need to access books, computers, programs, resources and more -

Ebooks & audiobooks

Download popular titles and best-selling digital titles. Richmond Public Library card and Richmond residency required.

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Ebooks for children

Download animated and interactive story books for families and ESL learners. Richmond Public Library card and Richmond residency required.

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Online education

Build skills with video courses on animation, 3D software, business & technology. Richmond Public Library card required.

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Online study guides (Gr. 3-12)

Access tutorials, flash cards, and tests for math, science & English. Progress reporting for parents and tutors are available. Richmond Public Library card required.

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Curio.ca

Explore specifically-selected content for students of all ages, plus teacher guides added weekly from CBC’s documentary, news and children’s programming. Library card not required.

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Digital newspapers

Read newspapers and magazines online from over 100 countries, available in over 60 languages. Richmond Public Library card required.

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Digital magazines

Browse hundreds of popular magazines including back issues for some. Richmond Public Library card and Richmond residency required.

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Online language learning

Learn from your choice of over 80 languages, with instruction available in over 50 different languages. Richmond Public Library card required.

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Streaming movies & music

Watch TV shows and listen to music on your tablet, smartphone, or computer. Richmond Public Library card and Richmond residency required.

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Popular Items

Chi's Sweet Home, Volume 4

Konami Kanata

Clown in a Cornfield

Adam Cesare

The Ever Cruel Kingdom

Rin Chupeco

Fancy Nancy

Jane O'Connor

The Fascinators

Andrew Eliopulos

Into the Real

Z Brewer

Old Macdonald Had A Truck

Goetz, Steve

Hugs

Robert Munsch

Eva's Big Sleepover

Elliott, Rebecca

The Very, Very Far North

Bar-el, Dan

Warriors in Winter

Osborne, Mary Pope

Dog Man

Pilkey, Dav

3D CAD With Autodesk 123D

Au, Jesse Harrington

Fabricated

Lipson, Hod

Design and Modeling for 3D Printing

Griffin, Matthew

A Beginner's Guide to 3D Printing

Rigsby, Mike

3D Printing With Autodesk 123D, Tinkercad and MakerBOT

Cline, Lydia Sloan

3D Modeling and Printing With Tinkercad

Kelly, James F.

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Collins, Suzanne

Chain of Gold

Clare, Cassandra

Attack on Titan

Isayama, Hajime

Superman

Bendis, Brian Michael

The Conference of the Birds

Riggs, Ransom

Shout

Anderson, Laurie Halse

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