Safe access to library collections
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Providing contact-free library services is the driving force behind Wilfrid Laurier University’s Books to Go, a contact-free library delivery service at its Brantford and Waterloo campuses and Kitchener location.

Library staff acquired a delivery van from Laurier’s Distribution Services team and retrofitted it to hold book bins that can be easily loaded and unloaded at delivery sites. Borrowers follow safety precautions and pick up their items from a folding table set up near the van. Regularly circulating books, CDs and DVDs, educational kits and select government publications are individually wrapped in packing paper and staff wear gloves and face masks when preparing the deliveries.

Students and faculty can continue to receive the rich resource material they need to learn and teach throughout the pandemic.

For more information, visit Wilfrid Laurier University.

“Teaching and learning at Laurier didn’t stop because of COVID-19 and our users needed access to more than digital resources. The Laurier Library is the only post-secondary library in Canada to provide multi-campus curbside access to collections using a ‘bookmobile.’”
Gohar Ashoughian
Librarian, Wilfrid Laurier University
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