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10011 - 102 Street Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 2C5

Plan Your Visit

Mon - Fri: 10:00am to 06:00pm Saturday: 1:00pm to 05:00pm Sunday: Closed

10011 - 102 Street Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 2C5

Plan Your Visit

Mon - Fri: 10:00am to 06:00pm Saturday: 1:00pm to 05:00pm Sunday: Closed

10011 - 102 Street Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 2C5

Plan Your Visit

Mon - Fri: 10:00am to 06:00pm Saturday: 1:00pm to 05:00pm Sunday: Closed

10011 - 102 Street Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 2C5

Plan Your Visit

Mon - Fri: 10:00am to 06:00pm Saturday: 1:00pm to 05:00pm Sunday: Closed

10011 - 102 Street Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 2C5

Plan Your Visit

Mon - Fri: 10:00am to 06:00pm Saturday: 1:00pm to 05:00pm Sunday: Closed

10011 - 102 Street Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 2C5

Important Updates

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Wednesday August 12, 2020:

The library is excited to have you back in the library. Please ensure you familiarize yourself with the procedures (linked in the July 13 update), and please see our modified hours before planning your visit. Masks are now mandatory in all public spaces so please remember to bring and wear your mask when visiting the library. If you do not have a mask, the library will provide you with a disposable mask for your visit.

There has been new evidence to show that items should be quarantined for a minimum of 96 hours to ensure that COVID is not transmittable. In light of these recent findings, the library will now be quarantining items for a minimum of 96 hours. Returns will continue to be accepted on Tuesdays for a 24 hour period. Please do not bring library materials for return outside of this time period, and please use the outside return bin only.

If you have any questions about this new information, please phone 780-998-4275.

 


Monday, July 13, 2020:

The library will be reopening with modifications to hours and service on Monday, July 20, 2020.

Library Hours will be:

  • Monday to Friday: 10am to 6:00pm
  • Saturday: 1pm to 5:00pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Services available include:

  • Public computers. The number of computers is limited and requires a booking by phone or in person. Time will be limited to 30 minutes. Please wear a mask. One-on-one computer support will not be offered. Computers will be cleaned between each use.
  • Pick up and check out of requested materials. If you place a hold on an item, please wait for notification from us that your item is available for pickup before coming in.
  • Browsing the collection, limited to 30 minutes.
  • Check out of library materials; please use the self-checkout machines if you are able to.
  • Use of the photocopier.
  • Returning material will remain limited to Tuesdays only through the outside return slot to allow us to safely quarantine the items for 72 hours.

There are additional guidelines and information available, and we strongly suggest you read through this document before July 20, 2020. If you have questions please phone 780-998-4275.


 

Wednesday July 8, 2020:

Due to the overwhelming response to the Curbside Holds Pickup Service, we will be temporarily suspending the ability to place any new requests through our catalogue for a short time between Thursday, July 9 and Thursday, July 16.

We will continue to fill current holds, and schedule Curbside Pickups during this time.


 

Important Updates (Archive)

Wednesday June 10, 2020:

The Government of Alberta has announced that Stage 2 of the Relaunch Strategy will commence on Friday, June 12. Several services, including libraries, are included in this stage.

At this time, the library does not have any concrete dates for when we will be able to reopen our doors to the public. We continue to work on implementing the proper safety measures and need to ensure we have these in place before we open, to protect both the community and our staff.

We will continue to offer our new Holds Curbside Pickup service, and will be accepting returns beginning on Tuesday June 16 with restrictions. Our online resources continue to improve with new content added weekly, and we also have a fantastic virtual summer reading challenge ready to launch July 1st – stay tuned for more details!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the library by phone at 780-998-4275, or through email at fsasklib@fspl.ca.

As soon as we know more information that we are able to share with you, we will let you know so continue checking our website and social media platforms for the latest news.


 

Monday June 8, 2020:

The library is now offering a Holds Curbside Pickup Service, and will be accepting library returns beginning Tuesday June 16. Please visit https://fspl.ca/services/curbside/ for the full details.

Friday May 29, 2020:

The library building continues to remain closed at this time, but we are working hard on bring new services to you at the beginning of June. Stay tuned for further details. Our online resources are available 24/7, 7 days a week and can be accessed here: https://fspl.ca/e-library/

We also have a variety of virtual programs for all ages! See the listing here: https://fspl.ca/audiences/virtual-programs/

Thank you to Family and Community Support Services, for their support and assistance delivering books during our Used Book Curbside Pickup service. And a big thank you to the community who responded to this service and requested used books. Your comments and kindness put smiles on our faces.


 

Friday May 15, 2020:

The library will be closed on Monday May 18, 2020 for Victoria Day. Please feel free to call or email and library staff will get back to you as soon as possible!

To address questions as to when we will reopen: As of right now there is no plan for us to open in the immediate future. We are in phase 2 of the official relaunch strategy, but no dates have yet to be determined. We know you miss us – we miss you too!

We will continue to offer our “Used Book Curbside Pickup” service until June 5, so please fill out the form and get some fantastic used books to tide you over until we reopen. We are working on some exciting new services that we look forward to launching soon so stay tuned for details!

If you haven’t already done so, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (@fortsasklibrary) and YouTube! We have fun programs and videos for all ages.


 

Friday May 8, 2020:

Due to COVID-19, the library is unable to accept any material donations until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.

Tuesday April 28, 2020:

The library remains closed, but we are working hard on creating weekly virtual programs. The bookdrop remains closed as well, so please continue holding onto library materials.

Due to the pandemic, we have had to make the decision to cancel the Writer in Residence for 2020 at the Fort Saskatchewan Public Library. However, Strathcona County Library and St. Albert Public Library have stepped in and are working with Conni Massing during the months of May and June. Any Fort Saskatchewan resident can still take advantage of these services through these locations. Conni can be contacted directly at regionalwir@gmail.com and more information can be found on the Metro Writer in Residence Facebook page.


 

Sunday, April 12, 2020:

The library remains closed, but we are still here working on bringing you virtual services and programs. The bookdrop remains closed – please hold onto library materials until we reopen. No late fees will be incurred at this time.

We have launched a new service, Telephone Check-In, for those who have information needs, questions, or simply need to chat and get new recommendations from our library staff. Click here for full details.


 

Monday, April 6, 2020:

Library staff are still available to take your phone calls and answer emails. If you have questions, need help accessing online resources or need to renew or get a library card, please contact us.

Phone us at 780-998-4275 or email us at fsasklib@fspl.ca

Saturday, March 28, 2020:

The library bookdrop is officially closed. Please hold onto all library materials until we reopen. No late fees will be incurred during this time. Digital checkouts are still available and many of our vendors have increased selection, and provided additional checkouts per patron. Please call (780-998-4275) or email (fsasklib@fspl.ca) with any questions. Thank you!


 

Sunday, March 22, 2020:

Current checkouts have been extended – please hold on to your library materials until the library re-opens. Any fees incurred during this time will be waived. Please call us at 780-998-4275 for more information. Thank you.


 

Sunday, March 15, 2020:

Effective Sunday, March 15, the library will be CLOSED until further notice. All programs and events are cancelled. Services available include: access to digital materials with a library card, customer support and information services by phone during regular hours at 780-998-4275. Please check our website and social media channels for further updates. Thank you for your understanding.