After Toronto started curbside pickup, it is now Mississauga that is getting ready to offer the same for its customers.
Curbside pickup will begin by appointment June 23 at five Mississauga library branches: Burnhamthorpe, Central, Lorne Park, Malton and Meadowvale.
More of Mississauga’s 18 branches will also provide curbside pickup “when it is considered safe to do so,” according to a press release from the city.
As part of its library recovery plan, city staff have proposed that Port Credit, Erin Meadows, McKechnie and South Common libraries start curbside pickup a week after the initial five.
The curbside program will begin more than a month after the province allowed libraries to do so on May 19 as part of Ontario’s Stage 1 reopening framework.
The province then declared an emergency over COVID-19 forcing the closure of libraries and other facilities on March 19.
As of June 15, Peel Region has yet to be allowed by the province to enter Stage 2 of reopening, which would allow libraries to open some on-site services, including computer use and contactless pickup of books.
Appointments for curbside pickup can be made starting June 22 online or by calling 905-615-3500.