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Welcome to the Deep River Library, your source for materials and programs for the entire community.


The Library is closed at this time but key services continue:

  • Contactless curbside pick-up and home delivery services continue. Contact us to make arrangements.
  • Computer/WIFI spaces available for 30-minute sessionsBy appointment.
  • Staff help with COVID-19 vaccine bookings or printing of vaccine records is available by appointment or by phone.

Masks are required, and anyone experiencing COVID-like systems must stay home.

Contact us at 613-584-4244 or info@deepriverlibrary.ca to make arrangements.

Monday CLOSED  
Tuesday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm  
Wednesday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm  
Thursday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm  
Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm  
Saturday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

You can read our COVID Safety Plan - Deep River Public Library 2021 April 12 - Snap shot.pdf to learn how we're working to keep staff and patrons safe at this time. Contact Naomi for more information.

Contact Naomi for more information.


 

For a more detailed job posting, click here:

Job Posting - LA Interlibrary Loans - Temporary Part-Time _ Maternity Leave - January, 2022.pdf

 


We're Fine Free for 2022!

As of January 1, 2022 the Library is no longer charging late fees on (almost) all materials! This includes books, talking books, DVDs, music, magazines, kits and games. We trust that you do your best to bring items back before the due date. We know that sometimes life gets in the way.

Why fine free?

Overdue fines don’t work. Studies have shown that fines do not stop people from returning items late, but late fines can stop people from using the library. Not everyone can afford to pay overdues, some others feel embarrassed and don’t return to the library. Fines create barriers. It’s important to us that everyone in Deep River has the same access to our great (public!) resources, programs, and services.

Libraries across Canada and all over the world are going fines free. Renfrew Public Library was the first in the Ottawa Valley last July. Ottawa Public Library went fines free last January. People still return materials at a similar rate to before.

We never want another resident of Deep River to tell us they stopped coming to the library because of fines. We don’t want to hear that families limited their children’s book borrowing because of fear of fines. Our job is to connect our community with our vast array of library resources and services. Fines make our job harder.

Why a trial?

We’ve been Fines Free since COVID-19 hit in March, 2020. As we start another year with some uncertainties, we wanted to be certain about this. The Deep River Public Library Board decided to eliminate fines for 2022, no matter what service level COVID allows for. This meant that as of January 1, 2022 we cleared all accounts (of all fees, from forever) and will start fresh.

A year-long trial enables our library to ensure that this decision has a positive impact on our community. It gives us a year to welcome back members that we may have lost over the years. It also gives us time to hear from you. Tell us what you think and help us write our next chapter!

What does Fines Free mean for you?

  1. As of January 1st, 2022 your account was cleared of all fees.
  2. You will no longer be charged a daily fee when materials are returned late.
  3. You’re still responsible for returning materials!
  4. If items are 4 weeks late, we’ll assume that you’re keeping them, and you’ll be billed for the replacement fee.
  5. Bring the items back and the replacement fees will disappear. You won’t owe us anything.
  6. Sign up for e-notifications to stay in the loop! You’ll receive reminders when your items are almost due or past due.

See our DRPL Fine Free FAQ.pdf page for more information. As always, if you have questions or concerns, please reach out at info@deepriverlibrary.ca or 613-584-4244.


As always, you can enjoy thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks with Overdrive, free with your library card! Click on the 'resources' tab for direct links.

Please call us at 613-584-4244 with questions, to update your library account, or to register for a new account. Enquiries made to info@deepriverlibrary.ca will be answered daily.

For information from the Town of Deep River, visit: http://www.deepriver.ca/

For information from the Renfrew County and District Health Unit, visit:

https://www.rcdhu.com/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-2/

 

 

 

 

 

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