After carefully considering a multitude of factors and the rapidly changing situation across our province, the Fort St. John Public Library will be temporarily closing to the public beginning Wednesday, March 18th 2020. We will be closed until further notice. We’ve taken into consideration the World Health Organization declaring novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic illness and guidance from the federal and provincial governments. The health and safety of our employees, residents, and visitors is paramount and we will continue to respond appropriately to this rapidly evolving situation. We have extended the due dates for items until May 1st, 2020 and no late fees will accrue during the closure. Please check our website for further updates or visit us on Facebook.
Are there any library resources I can use while the library is closed?
Yes. The library provides a wide array of digital offerings, including e-books for borrowing on our Libby app. https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/ We also have a multitude of online resources available at www.fsjpl.ca.
What if my items are due? Will I accrue late fees?
The due dates for all checked-out circulating materials have been extended to May 1, 2020. No late fees will accrue on materials that were originally due during the closure period.
Can I drop off my materials in outdoor book drops?
No. Please keep your items at home. We do not have staff checking the drop boxes for returns.
What if some of my holds are ready for pick-up?
Holds that are listed as ready for pick-up will be held at the library. Please disregard the pick-up date listed in your account.
Can I still place holds?
I have a question about my account? Is there anyone that can help me?
If you have any questions about your account or how to access digital resources please call (250) 785-3731 or email email@example.com
Up-to-Date Health Alerts & Information
Where you can find up to date information on Coronavirus (COVID-19):
COVID-19 Online Clinic and Information Line
March 15, 2020
Northern Health has launched a COVID-19 Online Clinic and Information Line to help answer questions and concerns from Northern BC residents. The NH COVID-19 Online Clinic and Information Line can be reached at 1-844-645-7811.
We are launching this service to ensure Northern Health residents have access to information, health advice, and an online clinic to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, while reducing demand on emergency rooms and other health services.
This service is staffed by nurses, physicians, and nurse practitioners, offering virtual screening and assessment for individuals who feel they may have COVID-19 or feel they have been exposed. By calling the Online Clinic, Northern BC residents can receive information, may undergo virtual screening, be assessed by a nurse, and may see a physician or nurse practitioner if it is required.
Other options for health information and advice continue to be available, including calling your primary care provider, or contacting HealthLink BC (8-1-1) at any time.
For general COVID-19 health advice and answers to common questions, please continue to visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/…/diseases-co…/covid-19/common-questions