Our Library Take-Out service is a contactless curbside pick-up service. Patrons can place a hold on library items through our online catalogue, and once their items are ready, they can collect their items at the back of the library, following special physical distancing procedures.

Pick Up Hours

Monday10 AM – 5 PM
Tuesday10 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday10 AM – 7 PM
Thursday10 AM – 5 PM
Friday10 AM – 5 PM
Saturday10 AM – 4 PM
SundayClosed

To ensure the service complies with health and safety recommendations, the library has built its plan based on guidelines from WorkSafeBC and local health authorities.  

The Library’s return slot is open 24/7. There may be a delay in items being checked in from your account, so you may receive courtesy emails about due dates even after you’ve returned items. Squamish Public Library does not charge overdue fines.

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FAQs

What can I borrow?

You can place a hold on any items from our collections that are holdable in our catalogue. This includes:

  • Books in all formats
  • DVDs and Blu-Rays
  • Audiobooks on CD
  • Music CDs
  • Video games
  • Board games and puzzles (excluding some larger games)
  • Magazines

Note: certain items are not available for loan including video game consoles, larger kits, and museum passes.  

How do I place a hold?

You can place a hold on items in our catalogue by logging into your account, searching or browsing for items, and clicking “Place a Hold” on the desired item. Library staff will be in touch as soon as the hold is ready for you to pick up.

Note: When you log into our catalogue for the first time, your default PIN will be the last 4-digits of your phone number. Send us an email, or check out this tutorial if you’re having trouble. 

What if I don’t know what I want to borrow?

No problem! Our library staff are happy and ready to select items for you based on your preferences. Whether you are looking for some picture books for the kids or some engaging mysteries for yourself, fill out this form and we’ll work with you to make some selections.  

When can I come pick up my Take-Out order?

Once you are notified that your hold is ready, you may pick up your hold during our regular library opening hours (see above) as well as on Mondays from 10 am – 5 pm (take-out pick up only).

What should I expect when I come to pick up my Take-Out order?

Once you are notified that your hold is ready, you will come to the back door of the library during take-out hours (see above). Ring the doorbell and staff will retrieve your items for your.

How long can I borrow items through Take-Out?

Library items have a due date of four weeks from the checkout date. If you’d like to return library items before that, the return slot at the back of the library is open 24/7.

Can I send someone else to pick up my Take-Out order for me?

Yes! You can identify the person who will be picking up your order by phoning the library at 604-892-3110 or sending us an e-mail. Remember that you are responsible for all items that are checked out under your barcode.  

Can I borrow interlibrary loans through Take-Out?

Yes. Materials lending between library systems in BC has resumed so you can search for items from other BC libraries through Illume.

I don’t have a library card. Can I still borrow items?

No problem!

  • Sign up for your library card online: Click here (note: page may load slowly).
    Once you have submitted your form online, library staff will get in touch as soon as possible and provide you with your library card number and login details.
  • Visit us at the library during our regular opening hours (see above).
  • Give us a call at 604-892-3110.

Is it safe to borrow library materials during COVID-19?

We are taking all precautions to ensure that materials are handled safely. Library take-out pick ups happen at the back door of the library. If you see others picking up their order, please wait on one of the physical distancing markers until it is safe to proceed towards the door. Only one person is permitted in the pick-up area at a time. The BC Centre for Disease Control provides further information about using public libraries during COVID-19 here.

If you are feeling unwell or if any member of your household is sick or in isolation, we ask that you refrain from picking up library materials. This will help us all feel more comfortable and confident with the safety of our collections. We’ll look forward to serving you again when everyone in your household is healthy.