Shetland, Inwood and Camlachie libraries among the nine small branches reopening

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A librarian in Inwood restocked the shelves after it was renovated in 2015. Inwood is one of the branches reopening by Sept. 7.

Readers rejoice! Libraries across Lambton will all be open by Sept. 7.

Lambton County Library were among the first things to shutdown when COVID-19 hit. During the pandemic, they were mainly open to residents using curbside service.

But since the province began to reopen, libraries in the region have begun to open their doors.

While branches like Petrolia and Wyoming have already been open, some of the smaller branches have remained shuttered. Library officials say

The nine locations – Arkona, Camlachie, Courtright, Inwood,
Mooretown, Port Franks, Port Lambton, Shetland and Wilkesport – will be open for in person use by Sept. 7

The rest of the libraries are returning to “regular” business hours.

Library users will still have to wear a mask inside and computer appointments are limited to 45 minutes a day. People browsing the shelves are also asked to limit their time to more than 45 minutes in the library. And there are capacity limits as well.

You can find the hours of your local library below.