Most Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) branches are slated to open this week for limited in-branch service. Comox is open for walkthrough service as of Tuesday. File photo

Most Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) branches are slated to open this week for limited in-branch service. Comox is open for walkthrough service as of Tuesday. File photo

Comox library is open for walkthrough service

The Comox library is open for walkthrough service as of today (Tuesday, Oct. 27), as are most branches of the Vancouver Island Regional Library.

Reflecting the unique aspects of their branch layouts and the communities they serve, some branches will offer walkthrough service of a limited collection, while others will open their entire collection, offer a sit down service, and provide public computer access, a news release states.

The Courtenay and Cumberland libraries are close to opening as the VIRL awaits some safety equipment to arrive.

The Union Bay branch is one of four libraries that will continue to offer takeout service only until further notice.

For everyone’s safety, customers are asked to adhere to all posted safety information and the directives of staff, including limiting the number of people allowed inside at a time and maintaining a proper physical distance. Customers are encouraged to wear masks when visiting the library.

Customers must have library cards with them and use the self-checkout machines, when available. Branches will continue to offer takeout services for those who would prefer to use this service. VIRL will continue to waive all late fees, but asks that customers return and renew materials per due dates to ensure everyone has equal opportunity.

FMI: virl.bc.ca/services

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