COVID-19 Updates

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Increasing open hours

Updated: October 25, 2021

Starting November 15, our Isabel Turner Branch will be open until 8:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday. Wednesday hours will return to Rideau Heights the same week, opening 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. starting November 17.

Access and print proof of vaccination for free

Updated: September 23, 2021

There is no charge to print your proof of vaccination. To protect your privacy, our staff cannot help you with the vaccination website. 

You can book a computer by telephone or when you arrive.

You will need your green Ontario health card, your date of birth and your postal code.  Go to the Ontario COVID-19 vaccination website and follow the instructions. Click the print icon at the top right or type CTRL-P to print the PDF of your receipt. 

If the printer at your branch requires coins, please ask staff at the service desk to help you. 

Visiting your branch

Proof of vaccination is not required to enter public libraries under the current provincial regulations. Masks and physical distancing are required indoors and outside while waiting in line.

All branches of KFPL are open to the public. Please note that all locations have a maximum capacity, and you may be asked to wait outside until we have space to welcome you safely.

Available online

Use a variety of our online services - from ebooks, eaudiobooks, movies and music, to online programs and learning tools.

If you can't visit our branches to sign up for a library card at this time, Kingston-Frontenac residents who are 16 years or older can sign up online for a library card.

Computer Access

Public computers may be limited to make physical distancing possible. Due to building capacity limits, computer use will be limited to a maximum of one hour per day.

Programs

Some fall 2021 programs will be offered in-person in outdoor settings. We will also continue to offer a variety of programs in virtual format. Please visit our event calendar for details. 

Home Library Service

Home Library Service is available with limited contactless service. Deliveries will be made to existing homebound patrons as usual.  More information about our Home Library Service is available here.

Room Rentals

We are not taking room rentals at any branches at this time.

What you need to know before visiting

Take the COVID-19 self-assessment test. If you have symptoms, if you may have been exposed to COVID-19, or if you are awaiting COVID-19 test results, please stay at home and do not visit the library. 

While visiting the Library, you are required to:

  • Wear a mask or face covering while waiting in line and while picking up your materials.
  • Keep a distance of 6 feet or 2 metres from others.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands often, before and after touching materials.

What we're doing to keep you and our staff safe

The health and safety of our staff and our customers continues to be our top priority. Our services follow the COVID-19 response framework provided by the Province of Ontario, and the advice of the KFL&A Public Health and other health experts, and follows best practices within library and retail industries. KFPL’s COVID-19 safety plan is available for review at all branches.

Here are some of the measures we have put in place:

  • All staff have Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Intensive cleaning of branches has been done in advance, including cleaning of upholstery and special disinfecting of high touch surfaces.
  • Regular cleaning and hand washing protocols are in place.
  • Library branches have proper physical distancing protocols in place. Plexi-glass is in place in certain locations where physical distancing protocols cannot be maintained.
  • When available, computer workstations are two metres apart to ensure physical distancing measures.
  • According to provincial directives and to keep you safe, we are monitoring occupancy capacity at our branches and limiting the number of people inside.