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Press Releases

The most recent news updates and press releases from Kitchener Public Library.

December 22, 2020

Under the 28 day provincial lockdown beginning on December 26, 2020, Kitchener Public Library will remain open for curbside pickup services only.

Curbside pickup will begin on Tuesday, December 29, 2020.

Customers will be able to place items on hold through our catalogue and pick them up when they become available. This service will be available at all five Kitchener Public Library locations.

Our hours of operation will remain the same:

Monday to Thursday: 9 am to 7 pm
Friday: 9 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday: 9 am to 5:30 pm
Sunday: Closed

All items will continue to have a three-week loan period and most items can be renewed twice, if they have not been placed on hold by anyone else. Overdue fines will not be charged until further notice.

We continue to encourage customers to take advantage of the many digital resources and services we have available:

ebooks and audiobooks
movies and tv series
newspapers and magazines
games, videos and ebooks for kids
online databases and courses

If you don’t have a library card, sign up online and get instant access to resources and collections at

About the Kitchener Public Library

Kitchener Public Library is a hub of activity and one of the most significant community spaces in the City of Kitchener. The library boasts five locations located throughout the city; including the award-winning and recently renovated and expanded Central Library near the downtown core. The library has 102,000 active members and welcomes 1.2 million visitors each year. To learn more about Kitchener Public Library, visit To be the first to find out what’s happening at the library, follow @KitchLibrary on Twitter.

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August 5, 2020

We are excited to announce the expansion of in-person library services beginning on Monday, August 10.

We’re delighted to invite customers back into our spaces. We want to use this opportunity to... Read more

July 31, 2020

On July 24, 2020, the Kitchener Public Library Board (Library Board) unanimously approved the following statement recognizing the need for action and leadership in addressing systemic and structural racism... Read more

July 15, 2020

With the recent announcement of Waterloo Region being permitted to enter Phase 3 of the Province’s reopening framework, we are thrilled to have a clearer picture of the guidelines and expectations around... Read more