COVID-19 Changes

Covid-19

For more information on Covid-19 and the health restrictions currently in place, please consult the Government of Alberta website:

Alberta Health Services

Restrictions

Following the newest update from the Government of Alberta, the Morinville Community Library will be following increased COVID-19 restrictions.

Restrictions will be:

  • Library occupancy limited to 15 people inside at a time, not including library staff
  • Mandatory masking for those without medical exemptions
  • Mandatory social distancing
    • Children's section occupancy limited to 1 family at a time since a 6-foot distance cannot be maintained

Curbside Pickup

Our curbside pickup service is still available for anyone who is not comfortable inside the library, prefers not to wait when we reach our capacity limit, or simply wants to take advantage of the convenience. Our popular Personal Picks book bundles are also available for request via this service.

The process:

  • Book your appointment online (below) or by phoning during our normal operating hours. If you can't get an appointment, give us a call and we may be able to accommodate you! (Please note it's easier for us to do this if you give us at least an hour's notice ahead of time.)
    • Let us know what you want to pick up. You can pick up holds that have come in for you and/or anything that is currently on our shelves. You can choose your own by browsing the catalogue or you can tell us some favourite authors or subjects and let us choose a Book Bundle for you.
    • Check what's on our shelves by browsing my-mcl.info/catalogue and choosing items with "Local Availability 1 (of 1)". 
  • Come to the library back parking lot at your appointment time and either give us a call or ring the doorbell to let us know you're here.
  • We will bring you out a bag with your books already checked out for you and a receipt with the due dates.
  • Return your items when you are done with them at the Returns Dropbox on the east side of the building. Please do not use the mailbox at the front door. This is the Town of Morinville's mailbox and not meant for book returns. We will have to charge if items are damaged after being put in the front door mailbox.

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Memberships & Library Cards

Library cards and memberships can now be renewed remotely by phone as well as in person.

Library cards/memberships can be renewed over the phone by calling 780-939-3292 during normal operating hours and providing a credit card number for payment. In order to maintain your security, we cannot take payment by email or online.

Membership/renewal fees are as follows:

Children (0-5): FREE with parent/guardian membership

Youth (6-17): $10.00

Adult (18-64): $15.00

Senior (65+): $10.00

Family (all household members): $25.00

Please note that Legal residents are subject to a $50 non-resident fee, which can be reimbursed by the Town of Legal. Please ask staff for a written receipt in order to be reimbursed.

If you do not already have a library card with Morinville or another TRAC library, you can apply online using our New Card Application Form below. Please be advised that this is only the first step in getting a new card, and MCL staff members will be in contact with next steps such as payment and library card info after you submit.

New Card Application Form

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Printing and Computers

Our public computers are still available to use as long as we are under our 15-person capacity limit. We request that you not use them for gaming during this time, to keep them free for those wishing to use them for other purposes.

If you would like to ensure a slot for public computer use, please call the library at 780-939-3292 to book an appointment.

If our in-library capacity limit is reached, we can also provide our printing, faxing, scanning, and photocopying services by curbside.

The process:

  • Book an appointment to pick up your printing or drop off your photocopy or fax at my-mcl.info/curbside.
  • If printing, email your document to info@morinvillelibrary.ca. Include the following information:
    • Document to be printed
    • Number of copies to be printed
    • Black and white or colour
    • Your name
    • Your phone number
  • Come to the library back parking lot and either give us a call or ring the doorbell to let us know you're here.
  • If faxing, scanning, or photocopying, you will need to wait by the back door for us to complete your transaction inside the library.
  • Please note that we are only able to take debit or credit payments of $1.00 or over. Anything under $1.00 will need to be in cash.

Print & Photocopy Prices

  • Black and white (less than 20 pages): 25¢/page
  • Black and white (20 pages or more): 15¢/page
  • Colour (less than 20 pages): 50¢/page
  • Colour (20 pages or more): 40¢/page

Faxing Prices

  • $1.00/page
  • Long-distance: additional 50¢ surcharge

Scanning Prices

  • 50¢/email address (no limit on pages)

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Programs

Our indoor, in-person programs have been suspended. Many of our programs are already being provided online; if they are not mentioned here, there have been no changes. For a full list of our current programming offerings, please see our Programs page

Free preschool-level Cozy Corner Craft Kits can be picked up in person at the library or requested during your curbside pickup appointment. New craft kits and how-to videos are posted weekly on Wednesdays.

Cozy Corner Storytime will be held outside at the Rotary Park if the weather is good and on Zoom if it isn't. Please head to the Cozy Corner Storytime page to join us!

 

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