Library Update: May 1st, 2021 

We are pleased to announce that we’ve extended our express browsing hours, we are now open for browsing:

 Monday – Friday from 10 am until 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am until 2 pm!  

Appointments for our computers and work/study spaces are available Monday -Friday from 10 am until 4 pm and Saturdays from 10 am until 2 pm.  To book your appointment please call the library on 604-894-6916.

Scroll down for answers to some of our frequently asked questions. For the latest updates, we encourage you to follow us on Facebook.  If you have any concerns or questions please contact library staff by email: library@pemberton.bclibrary.ca

 

Is the library open? 

We are open, however, due to COVID-19, your visit to the library will be a little different than normal.

Library hours: 

Monday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm

Saturday 10 am – 2 pm 

 

If you need assistance outside of these our hours please contact us by:

Phone: 604-894-6916

Email: library@pemberton.bclibrary.ca

Chat: Click on the chat icon found on the bottom right-hand corner of our website to talk to a staff member.

Don’t Forget! Our online resources are available 24/7! Your Pemberton library card gives you FREE access to loads of digital resources! Check them out here

 

 

Express Browsing 

We are open for browsing Monday – Friday from 10 am until 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am until 2 pm!

To ensure your visit to the library is safe and enjoyable, please follow our guidelines:

◾Please sanitize your hands on entry and exit
◾Practice social distancing, keep 2m from other patrons and staff
◾Wear your face mask (provincial expectation)
◾Children must be accompanied by an adult
◾Limit your stay to 30 mins or less, so that others may have a chance to use the library for browsing
◾Please note that there is no public seating available
◾Our maximum capacity for browsing is 6 people, please consider sending in one family member if possible

 

Computer and workstation appointments 

We are providing access to our computers and WiFi-enabled workspaces by appointment only.

Appointments can be made between 10 am – 4 pm Monday – Friday and Saturday 10 am – 2 pm.

To book your appointment please call the library on 604-894-6916.

 

When can I return my library items? 

Our dropbox is open for returns every day.  The library drop box is located on the Cottonwood Street entrance, head up the stairs and it is tucked away in the corner of the building.

 

Can I borrow a book from another library? 

Yes! We can borrow items from other BC libraries. Please remember that we can not borrow new items (items newer than 12 months) or items that we already own.  If there is an item that you think the library should purchase please fill out our purchase suggestion form

 

Is the library still hosting programs and events? 

The library is offering a number of virtual programs and events hosted online. Join us virtually for storytimes and other special events. For up-to-date information on our events please follow us on Facebook.

 

Can I get some documents printed? 

Yes! We are currently offering mobile printing services.

How it works:

To print documents from home or your device, please email the file you would like printed as an attachment to the email addresses listed below.

Staff are unable to view any comments or text included in the email. If you need multiple copies of your prints please let us know the number of copies you require when you call to arrange the collection of your printing. 

  • File types you can print include: MS Word (doc/ docx), Excel (xls/xlsx), PowerPoint (ppt/pptx), pdf, jpg, html, txt, png, bmp, email, and website files.
  • To print websites, use the URL in the body of the email with no attachment.
  • When printing images (jpg, bmp, png), please put only the desired dimensions in the subject line. Any additional text may cause an error. Images can be printed in the following sizes: 2×3, 3×5, 4×6, 5×7, or 8×10.

Pick up your printing:

  • Print jobs are held for 3 hours. Once you have emailed your prints, please contact the library by phone (604-894-6916) to arrange the collection and payment of your printing. 
  • Print jobs can be picked up Monday – Friday from 10 am until 5 pm and on Saturdays from 10 am until 2 pm.

For Black and White prints email: bwpem@libdataprint.com
For Color prints email: colorpem@libdataprint.com

Cost:

B&W: 25c per page/side

Color: 75c per page/side

Payment: We currently accept the correct change or card payments (credit and debit) over $1.00

 

 

Can I sign up for a library card online?

Yes! If you are a Pemberton or Area C resident you can now become a library cardholder by registering through our online form. Each person can register for one active library card.

Visit the library Monday through Friday between 10 am and 5 pm or Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm to pick up your library card.

Register for your card here!

 

I can’t find my library card, can I get a new one? 

If you can’t find your library card please visit us or contact us by phone: 604-894-6916 or email: library@pemberton.bclibrary.ca and we can retrieve your library card number for you.

 

How to place holds on items for pick up at the Library!

Holds can now be placed on items you would like to read or watch from the comfort of your own home and then picked up from the library.

Library materials are available to pick up:  Monday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm and Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm

How it works:

Go to our catalogue https://pemberton.bibliocommons.com/ and search for any items you want to borrow. Place a hold on each item you want to borrow.
OR
Send us an email to library@pemberton.bclibrary.ca with your selection/interests and we will do our best to find something to meet your needs.

Staff will then find your requests, check them out to you, and contact you by phone when your holds are available for pick up.

If you have trouble accessing your online account, please let us know! The login information is your library card number and the PIN will be the last 4 digits of your phone number.

Please note that your health and safety is our highest priority. We are following strict safe handling techniques when dealing with library items.

 

 I don’t know what to read! Can someone help me? 

Yes! Staff are happy to help you find your next read! Fill in this form and a staff member will create a personalised list of book recommendations just for you. Or send an email to library@pemberton.bclibrary.ca with your selection/interests and we will find something to meet your needs!

 

Is the library still invigilating exams? 

No, we are unable to invigilate any exams at the moment.

 

Stay healthy and safe everyone!

Pemberton & District Public Library