Curbside Pickup

The Timmins Public Library is pleased to announce its continuing efforts to serve residents while also taking precautionary measures to help combat the spread of COVID-19. Both branches of the Timmins Public Library offer curbside pick-up outside their main doors.

Curbside Pick-Up Instructions

 STEP 1: Place an item on hold

Place your holds online with your library card barcode and PIN, call us at 705-360-2623 or email refdesk@timmins.ca. Not sure what you want or don’t remember your PIN? Call us or email us for help.

STEP 2: Library staff will contact you

When your items are ready for pick-up, you will receive a phone call from library staff.

STEP 3: Park at the main doors of the branch

When you arrive, ring the doorbell or call the library at 705-360-2623.

STEP 4: Pick up your items 

Simply identify yourself and we will provide your items at the door.

Curbside Pick-Up Hours

Main Branch

Monday to Thursday          10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday                                 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday                             10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday                               1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

C.M. Shields

Monday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tueday.-Wednesday 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fines

Good news, we are now a fine-free library.  However patrons will still be responsible for any lost or damaged materials.

Returning Materials

The book drops at both library branches are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The library requests that returned items be removed from plastic bags before being placed into the book drop.

Digital Resources

The Library continues to serve our patrons virtually with eResources (eBooks, eAudio books, eMagazines, movies, databases, etc.) and virtual programming.

Library Card

Have a library card but don’t remember your barcode or PIN? Call the library at 705-360-2623 ext. 8519 or email refdesk@timmins.ca for help.

 If you don’t already have a library card, you can register for one:

Curbside Pick-Up FAQ

Have a question about our curbside pick-up?  Take a look below!

 

WHAT IS CURBSIDE PICK-UP?

Curbside pick-up is a way for the Library to lend books and materials to the public in a safe way during a public health emergency like the COVID-19 pandemic.  Patrons will be able to place holds on Library materials.  After you place holds on Library materials, Library staff will contact you shortly to advise you your material is ready.  Items will be available for pick-up outside the front of the Library.

IS CURBSIDE PICK-UP AVAILABLE AT THE C.M. SHIELDS CENTENNIAL BRANCH?

Yes! We are offering curbside pick-up at both branches.

DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT?

An appointment is not required.  But please wait until library staff contact you to notify you that your material is ready for pickup during library hours.

HOW DO I PUT BOOKS, DVDs OR MAGAZINES ON HOLD?

You can place books on hold through the Library’s catalogue with your library card barcode and PIN.  Library staff are also happy to help you find the books you are looking for and place them on hold.
You can call 705-360-2623 or email refdesk@timmins.ca

WHERE DO I RETURN MY LIBRARY BOOKS?

All Library materials can be returned in the book drops located at front entrances of both branches.

DO I NEED A CAR FOR CURBSIDE PICK-UP?

No. Curbside pick-up simply means you pick up your books outside of the Library.  Feel free to ride a bike or walk if you’d like.

 

CAN YOU HELP ME FIND A BOOK?

Yes! Library staff would love to help you find a book over the phone or via email.  Call 705-360-2623 or email refdesk@timmins.ca during the Library’s operating hours to reach our staff.