Residents can book it to to the stacks next week.

Collection browsing, self-pickup of holds, limited computer use, and printing and photocopying will all be available beginning on Monday, September 21.

The reopenings come after spring closures and the slow reopening. Before next Monday, libraries are offering limited pickup services.

Mayor Brian Bowman says that the is aware that many Winnipeggers were eagerly awaiting more access to library services.

The city is asking residents to shorten their visits to libraries, saying that there are time limits for study and computer times.

A phased approach is being taken to the reopening. 

"You will see reduced occupancy for sure," Jay Shaw, City of Winnipeg Emergency Operations Centre says.

Limited occupancy may lead to wait times at libraries. 

At Millennium Library, security screening will be continued to be suspended. While meeting rooms at libraries will remain closed, Millennium Library's ideaMILL and book tutorial rooms can be booked.

Magazines are available for check out, with newspapers available only online.

Returns will be taken 24/7 at libraries, with the materials being quarantined for four days.

When visiting libraries, masks are mandatory. Physcial distancing is also encouraged. Library workers are being trained on COVID-19 safety.

There will be new things inside libraries this fall that many people in Winnipeg have grown accustomed to. Sinage will be posted in the libraries regarding the new guidelines, plexiglass at service desks,and hand sanitizer will be at the entrances of libraries.