COVID Updates

COVID Updates

Current Services

All locations of Red Deer Public Library are OPEN with limited in-person services, in line with the Government of Alberta's Open for Summer plan. Curbside pickup services will continue to be available at all branches for those who do not wish to enter the facility. For current hours, visit our hours and locations page.

Please note that effective July 1, masks are no longer mandatory for library customers. We do, however, encourage you to wear a mask if possible in order to protect those around you. Staff at all locations will continue to wear masks at this time.

We also have plenty of library materials, online resources, take-home activities, and virtual programs and services to keep you busy from the comfort and safety of your home. Take a look at our current services, outlined below, and review the FAQs at the bottom of the page. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Please note that our service levels are subject to change with little notice. Please check back regularly for updates.

    In line with the Government of Alberta's Open for Summer plan, all branches of RDPL are OPEN with limited in-person services.

    Curbside pickup services will continue to be available at all branches for those who do not wish to enter the facility. 

    Click here for our current hours of operation.

    How Curbside Pickup works:

    1. Place your holds online (rdpl.bibliocommons.com) or by phone (403-346-4576).
    2. Wait for pick up notices via email or phone.
    3. Pick up holds at your selected branch.
    4. When you arrive to pick up your holds, call 403-346-4576 and the extension for the branch you are visiting (Downtown: press 1; Dawe: press 2; Timberlands: press 3). Note: These phone numbers are also available on the door to the library. If you do not have a phone, you can ring the doorbell and staff will come to the door to take your information. If possible, please have your library card number available as it makes for a smoother checkout process. 
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  • In line with the Government of Alberta's Open for Summer plan, all branches of RDPL are OPEN with limited in-person services.

    Curbside pickup services will continue to be available at all branches for those who do not wish to enter the facility. 

  • With the exception of toys, games, and certain specialized kits, members may return library materials to any branch of RDPL or in the book drop at the Collicutt Centre.

    The exterior book drops at all library locations are open 24/7, so you can return your materials at any time. The Collicutt book drop is located inside the building, and is therefore only available during their operating hours. 

  • The Friends of the Library Book Store at the Downtown Branch is open during library hours.

    We are accepting book donations at the Downtown Branch. Staff will let you know where to place your donations when you come in. 

  • Effective July 1, masks are no longer mandatory for library customers. We do, however, encourage you to wear a mask if possible in order to protect those around you. Staff at all locations will continue to wear masks at this time.

  • We are offering a great selection of virtual, outdoor, and take-home programs! Check out our program schedule and Kits to Go information for details.

  • Computer access, including printing services, is available at all of our library branches during open hours. Computer sessions are limited to two hours per day.

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