COVID 19 Info

What we're doing to keep you safe

The Bibliothéque de Beaumont Library is working hard to prevent the spread of COVID 19.  This page contains up-to-date information on our processes and procedures to ensure our staff, patrons, and services are all safe.  We are following all guidance from Alberta Health, including library specific guidelinesgeneral workplace guidance, and other applicable guidance.  

Library Reopening

The Beaumont Library will reopen to the Public on Monday, June 14th with capacity limits in place.  We are excited to welcome the community back into the library space to browse the stacks, use computers, and talk to staff. We require all visitors to wear a mask. If you are unable to wear a mask, please contact us to hear about our remote service options.  

We will continue to offer curbside pickup for anyone who would rather retrieve materials remotely.  Programming will remain online.

How we're handling material:

  • Material returned through our outdoor return chute and in the book drop at the front circulation desk is quarantined for 24 hours before it is returned to our collection
  • Staff are washing their hands frequently.

How staff are cleaning, disinfecting and maintaining a safe environment:

  • Staff have hand sanitizer, disinfectant spray, and nitrile gloves available at every workstation and in all shared spaces, along with detailed instructions on how and when to sanitize and wear gloves
  • Staff are always wearing masks
  • Staff are not sharing keyboards, mice or stationary
  • Staff are maintaining social distance
  • Staff are observing capacity limits for all work areas to ensure social distance is always possible
  • Staff are cleaning and disinfecting high-touch areas hourly
  • The library is cleaned daily by our contracted cleaning service

What we're asking patrons to do to maintain a safe environment:

If you have a fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, or shortness of breath or if you are a close contact of a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, or if you are awaiting test results for COVID-19 do not use our curbside service.

We acknowledge that we cannot eliminate all risk of virus transmission through our curbside pickup service.  We advise those who are immunocompromised or a member of a high-risk category to consider using our virtual programming and digital resources.