Oxford County Library

Newsroom

June 29, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATES


How to return books

We are currently accepting returns at all branches. You can return your material directly into our book return. Items will be quarantined for a minimum of 72 hours before they are checked in by staff so it may take several days before items are removed from you account. We are, as always, fine free so don't worry if you have to return your items a bit late.

Can you come into the library?

We are following provincial ministry guidelines closely and slowly reopening our library spaces as safely as possible. We are currently allowing limited access in our Tillsonburg branch.

Tillsonburg Hours:
Monday 2pm-8pm
Tuesday 11am-5pm*
Wednesday 2pm-8pm
Thursday 11am-5pm*
Friday 11am-5pm*
Saturday 10am-4pm
*11am-12pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday are reserved for vulnerable patrons

Where are we offering curbside pickup?

We are currently offering curbside pickup of holds at our Ingersoll, Tillsonburg, Norwich, Plattsville, Tavistock and Thamesford branches. Starting the week of July 14 the Burgessville, Harrington, Innerkip, Mount Elgin, Otterville and Princeton branches will also be offering curbside pickup. You can pickup items that have been placed on hold during our curbside pickup hours:

Burgessville curbside hours include:
Friday 1pm-4pm

Harrington curbside hours include:
Wednesday 3pm-6pm

Embro curbside hours include (starting Wednesday August 26):
Wednesday 3pm-6pm

Ingersoll curbside hours include:
Tuesday 11am-5pm
Wednesday 11am-5pm
Thursday 11am-5pm
Friday 11am-5pm
Saturday 10am-1pm

Innerkip curbside hours include:
Tuesday 3pm-6pm

Mount Elgin curbside hours include:
Tuesday 11am-2pm

Norwich curbside hours include:
Tuesday 11am-2pm
Thursday 1pm-4pm

Otterville curbside hours include:
Wednesday 3pm-6pm

Plattsville hours include:
Tuesday 3pm-6pm
Thursday 9am-12pm

Princeton curbside hours include:
Wednesday 3pm-6pm

Tavistock curbside hours include:
Tuesday 11am-2pm
Thursday 1pm-4pm

Thamesford curbside hours include:
Tuesday 11am-2pm
Thursday 1pm-4pm

Tillsonburg hours include:
Monday 2pm-8pm
Tuesday 11am-5pm*
Wednesday 2pm-8pm
Thursday 11am-5pm*
Friday 11am-5pm*
Saturday 10am-4pm
*11am-12pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday are reserved for vulnerable patrons

How to place holds

Items picked up during our curbside pickup must be placed on hold in advance.

You can place holds by:

1. Visit search.ocl.net, search for the item you are looking for, click "place a hold" and sign in using your library card and PIN number. You may choose from one of the eleven (11) curbside locations and one (1) in-branch location: Burgessville, Embro, Harrington, Ingersoll, Innerkip, Mount Elgin, Norwich, Otterville, Plattsville, Princeton, Tavistock, Thamesford, or Tillsonburg (in-branch service). 
2. Email curbsidebooks@ocl.net with your library card number and the titles you would like placed on hold.
3. Contact your local branch and ask staff to place your hold (note: staff hours at some of our locations are limited)