Select Mississauga libraries offering more access and services
If you do not have a computer and need to use one, you should note that you can now access in-library computers by appointment at the Burnhamthorpe and Central Libraries in Mississauga.
The city says computer visits will be offered on a limited basis at first in light of COVID-19. Anyone who books a computer will able to access the internet, Microsoft Office, scanning and limited printing and photocopying services.
“I am pleased that we are able to resume these important services at select library locations across our City," said Mayor Bonnie Crombie in a statement.
"Access to technology - from online education and resources to job search assistance and even connecting with friends and loved ones - is one way we can help promote health and wellness while ensuring our residents stay connected to opportunity. In an increasingly digital world, access to free technology will be vital in our efforts to ensure all residents and businesses have the tools and supports they need to thrive in a post-pandemic world."
Computer access is available at Burnhamthorpe and Central Libraries on:
- Tuesdays: 2 - 4:30 p.m.; 5:30 - 8 p.m.
- Wednesdays: 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 2 - 5 p.m.
- Thursdays: 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.; 5:30 - 8 p.m.
- Fridays: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 2 - 4:30 p.m.
Anyone who needs to use a computer can book an appointment online through MyPC, by calling the Virtual Call Centre at 905-615-3500 or in-person at either library during service hours.
Staff will be on hand to direct each user to their computer station upon arrival.
"We welcome customers to use the computers at our Burnhamthorpe and Central locations," said Jennifer Stirling, Acting Director, Mississauga Library, in a statement.
"We remind everyone that masks must be worn indoors at all times. We are currently limiting appointments to one booking per person per day, with a limit of one person per computer station. Please have your library card number available. We continue to take all the necessary steps to protect public health and safety. These include implementing stricter cleaning and sanitization procedures and observing physical distancing protocols. We look forward to reopening additional locations and services in September."
The city says Mississauga Library Services also has more Wi-Fi hotspots that can be loaned for one week and returned to any location’s open outdoor dropbox. Residents can place a hold on hotspots through the library's catalogue.
Residents can continue to use their library card or virtual card to explore ebooks, audiobooks and other online virtual resources.