West Lincoln Public Library, serving the people of West Lincoln Township

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All Branches of West Lincoln Public Library are open for drop-in browsing and computer use/curbside pickup by appointment. Some restrictions apply. See service information for more details.

Drop-In Browsing; Curbside Pickup and Computer Use by Appointment

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We are offering temporary digital library cards. Email techsupport@westlincolnlibrary.ca to get yours today.

How It Works

Browsing Appointments

Drop-in browsing is now available at all branches. Patrons may stop by the library at any time during open hours to access the library. Numbers permitted into the building at one time will be limited. Masks are required.

  1. Please limit the number of library users you bring so as many families as possible get an opportunity to browse.
  2. Arrive at the library during browsing hours with your library card and mask. Visitors are expected to wear masks to enter the building.
  3. Browse the collection and select item you would like to borrow. Try to limit items touched to those you wish to borrow.
  4. Place any items you choose not to borrow on the top of library shelves for staff to collect and quarantine
  5. Check out using your card at the staff desk or our self check machine.
  6. Please maintain 6 feet between you and other patrons/staff as much as possible.

Curbside Pickup

  1. Request items by contacting library staff
    • By phone during library hours: 905-692-4290 (Caistorville); 905-957-3756 (Smithville); 905-386-6792 (Wellandport)
    • By email: techsupport@westlincolnlibrary.ca
    • Via Facebook Messenger: @WLPLibrary
    Or placing a hold in our online catalogue; make sure your pickup library is set to the branch at which you book and appointment
  2. Contact the library to book a time for pickup
  3. When you arrive to pick up your reserved items, please call the library and staff will bring your items out to you.
  4. If in a car:
    • Open your trunk, wait in car wait in car with library card for staff to deliver items & confirm ID through window
  5. If on foot:
    • Place library card on provided table outside library and step back 6 feet
    • Staff will check card and place items on table for pickup
    • Wait until staff retuns to the building for pickup.
  6. You must have the card with which you placed holds to pick up items.

Computer Appointments

30 minute appointments can be booked to use the computers. Masks are required. Please note, you may use your appointment to access the computer, or to browse the collection, not both.

Hours of Service - Caistorville Branch

Drop-in Browsing:

Tuesday - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday & Thursday - 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Curbside Pickup (by appointment only):

Tuesday - 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday & Thursday - 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Friday & Saturday - 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Computer Access (by appointment only):

Tuesday - 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday & Thursday - 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Friday & Saturday - 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

CLOSED - Monday & Sunday

Hours of Service - Smithville Branch

Drop-in Browsing:

Monday & Friday - 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday to Thursday & Saturday - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Curbside Pickup (by appointment only):

Monday & Friday - 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday to Thursday & Saturday - 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Computer Access (by appointment only):

Monday & Friday - 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday to Thursday & Saturday - 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

CLOSED: Sunday

Hours of Service - Wellandport Branch

Drop-in Browsing:

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday & Saturday - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Curbside Pickup (by appointment only):

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday - 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday & Saturday - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Computer Access (by appointment only):

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday - 7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday & Saturday - 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

CLOSED: Friday & Sunday

What to Read

Not sure what to read without browsing? We can help!

  • Talk to staff about topics you are intersted or books you loved for recommendations
  • Check out our new adult, teen and kids book lists, and our movie list
  • Browse the online catalogue
  • Email techsupport@westlincolnlibrary.ca for readers advisory

Frequently Asked Questions

Can items be shipped from other branches?
Items will be brought in but due to reduced hours there will be a delay in transporting itemss between branches
Can patrons return materials?
Yes, only through the book drop slot.
I returned my items, why are they still on my card?
All returned items are quarantined for 96 hours. If you have returned the item in the book drop recently it will be taken off your card as soon as it's quarantine ends, with no penalty.

Note: Items that are available and at your pickup branch will be pulled before appointment times. Holds can be placed on unavailable items, but they may not be available for pickup at booked times. Items are not guaranteed from other branches at this time.

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