Guidelines for Library Appointments

On November 19th, Palliser Library branches will roll back to Stage 3 of Palliser's Path to Reopening. Visits to the library will be more limited and will be by appointment only. Guidelines for your library appointments are outlined below. To make an appointment, contact your local library branch.


To keep both staff and patrons safe, library visits must fit the following criteria:

1. Make an Appointment

  • If you would like to speak to a librarian or pick out books, please make an appointment. Appointments are for 15 minutes, leaving time for librarians to sanitize the area between each appointment.
  • We encourage only one family member to visit. Family members may use multiple cards to borrow items on behalf of their other family members.

2. Plan Ahead

  • Please plan ahead whenever possible. Place holds online or ask the librarian to set aside some recommendations. This will help to shorten the length of your visit and minimize your contact with library materials.

3. Stay Home If You Are Sick

  • If you are displaying any symptoms, please do not visit the library. Your neighbours will thank you!

4. Arrive On Time (Not Early)

  • Please try to arrive on time for your library appointment. Avoid arriving early. This will give your librarian the proper time to sanitize the area before you arrive.

5. Handle as Little as Possible

  • Browsing in library stacks is allowed but please minimize your contact with library materials so staff have fewer materials to disinfect and quarantine.
  • Masks are mandatory in all public facilities.


Key questions that must be asked before being allowed into the stacks at the library:

1. Are you, or anyone in your household, experiencing any flu-like symptoms, including but not limited to:

  • severe difficulty breathing (e.g., struggling for each breath, speaking in single words)
  • temperature greater than 38°C or 100.4°F
  • cough
  • shortness of breath
  • sore throat
  • chills
  • headache
  • muscle or joint pain
  • severe chest pain
  • chronic health conditions that we need to be made aware of

2. Within the past 14 days, have you been exposed to someone who is under investigation for COVID-19 or has been confirmed as having COVID-19?

3. In the past 14 days have you returned from international travel, or any other “hot zone” for COVID in either Saskatchewan or another province?

4. In the past 14 days have you been exposed to someone who has recently returned from a COVID “hotspot”?


Please use the hand sanitizer provided and please follow good social distancing practices. The wearing of PPE masks is mandatory in all public facilities.


Thank you for your patience! Palliser has put these rules in place for the health and safety of our staff and the patrons of all our branches.