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As of Wednesday January 5, 2022, all Kitchener Public Library locations are operating on a reduced schedule. View our hours of operation here

Learn more about what's available, what's not and how we are keeping you safe.

Checkmark  What's Available

The library continues to provide the following contact-free services at this time:


The following in-library services are available:

Available  Browsing library collections

Available  Common seating areas

Available  In-person holds pickup

Available  Grace Schmidt Room

Available  Newspapers

Available  Photocopying and scanning

Available  3D Printing

Available  Chromebooks (in-library use only)

Available  Desktop computers

Available  Study rooms (Central Library only)


Billie's Book Picks

Billie's Book Picks

Need children’s books? Billie Bookbot can help!

Billie’s Book Picks are special surprise bags filled with 5-10 hand-selected books. Choose between Picture Books, Board Books, Early Readers, Comics & Graphic Novels, Non-Fiction and Chapter Books.

Grab a Billie’s Book Picks bag today!


Surprise Bags for Adults


Having trouble deciding what to read next?

To help you along, we are offering handpicked selections of books, magazines, and dvds. Each bundle will contain 5 items in your chosen format. Tell us what you are looking for and we will take it from there!

Request a bundle


Educator Kits

Educator Kits

Do you need resources for your classroom? Are you homeschooling and looking for books to help supplement at-home learning?

Let us know what you are looking for and we will put together a kit of 10 resources to help with your student’s learning.

Request an educator kit


Not Available  What's Not Available

Some of our collections and services remain unavailable at this time. These include:

Not available  Broadcast studio

Not available  Recording studios

Not available  Heffner Studio workstations

Not available  In-person library programs

Not available  Meeting rooms

Not available  Toys and children's play areas


Keeping Safe  How we're keeping you safe

  • Occupancy limits, per Provincial guidelines
  • Providing hand sanitizer for all customers
  • Reorganized spaces for physical distancing, including barriers at service points
  • Increased sanitation schedule
  • Staff training on safety measures


How you can help  What you can do to help

  • Stay home if you are feeling unwell, have a fever, new cough, or difficulty breathing
  • Wear a face covering
  • Practice physical distancing
  • Wash or sanitize your hands before entering the building, and frequently throughout your visit
  • Limit the duration of your visit
  • Be kind!