CULC/CBUC Toolkit on Recovery & Reimagined Public Library Services Post COVID-19


Key Considerations

General Materials Handling

What are the minimum health and safety recommendations to permit the lending of physical collections, understanding that research is emerging on how long the COVID-19 virus remains on various types of surfaces?

Customer Access to Collections

What services could be offered to limit physical contact and support access for all, particularly, vulnerable groups? What membership and circulation policies should be reviewed to encourage library use and equitable access?

Collections Development

How should acquisition, cataloguing and processing workflows be adjusted? How to balance collections with new restraints and demands?