Holds Unavailable: While the Library is closed you will not be able to place holds on physical items. Holds will be available again when we reopen. Thank you for your patience.
Effective March 18, all BPL branches are closed and programs and events are cancelled until further notice. This decision is guided by information from local, provincial, and federal health authorities about the need for social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19. During the closure, there will be no late fees, due dates are extended to April 30 and will be adjusted if necessary, and holds are extended. Placing holds is unavailable at this time. Information services are available by phone and email, Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm. Stay up to date on our response to COVID-19: https://www.bpl.bc.ca/news/covid19
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