Collingwood Public Library offers curbside pickup

On May 14, the Premier of Ontario announced that public libraries may restore delivery and pickup services as early as May 19, 2020.

Collingwood Public Library is pleased to begin offering curbside pickup Monday to Friday from 12pm to 6pm beginning Monday May 25, 2020.

“We are pleased to be able to reintroduce this library service to our patrons, but we are also being very careful to guard the well-being of both patrons and staff. For example, all materials returned to the library will undergo a 72-hour quarantine before being returned to circulation, and the small staff complement working in the building will be observing all of the recommended Covid-19 safety protocols,” says Ken Haigh, Collingwood Public Library CEO.

Curbside service includes all regular, in stock library materials available via The process is simple: patrons may go online and place a hold on the items they wish to check out, or, call the library at 705-445-1571 x6238. Library staff will email or call patrons when materials are ready for pickup. The pickup area is located just outside the library doors, adjacent to the parking lot. CPL staff asks that patrons wear a mask when possible and observe social distancing when picking up materials. Checked out items may be returned on or before their due dates via the library drop box. Fines will not be charged during this phase of reopening.

The Collingwood Public Library drop box reopens on Monday May 25 to coincide with the new curbside pickup service.

At this time, CPL is not accepting donations while they restructure to adapt to provincial guidelines and municipal protocol in relation to Covid-19.

This is the beginning of a phased reopening for Collingwood Public Library. In the interim, CPL encourages patrons to continue enjoying the many online offerings including eBooks, eMagazines, eAudiobooks, databases (like, children’s songs, stories and crafts, lectures, tech talks, online yoga, etc. These can be found and via social media at

Staff are responding to voicemail and email from Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Contact the library at 705-445-1571 or email For more information and updates, please visit