Cochrane Public Library's Response to COVID-19

Jun 30, 2021

The Cochrane Public Library is excited to fully welcome back our patrons! 

Please see below for our full response to the COVID 19 pandemic. For more information about how the province is responding, please visit For more information on Alberta's Open for Summer plan, please visit 

CURB SIDE PICK-UP HOURS (May 28-onwards):

Monday - Thursday:  10:00am - 8:00pm 

Friday - Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sundays: Closed

REOPENING HOURS (June 10-onwards)

Monday - Thursday:  10:00am - 8:00pm 

Friday - Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sundays: Closed


While all restrictions will be lifted on July 1, here is how the Library is still working hard to keep our patrons and staff safe:

-Hand sanitizer will remain at the front door and around the building to use

-Disinfecting surfaces will continue

-We encourage visitors to mask up when possible. If you are unable to physically distance from Library staff, for example, if you require help at a printer or computer station, we ask that you please wear a mask.

-Computers will remain distanced and with a 1 hour time limit

-We encourage you to continue social distancing with Library staff and Library visitors who are not with your group.


-Computers will be available to use but limited to 1 hour. 


Our book drops are now open for you to return your checked out library items.

  • Please return all physical items (tools, outdoor equipment, games, telescopes, etc.) via curb side pickup (call 403-932-3732). DO NOT return through the book chute.


Place items on hold and pick them up when you're notified that they are ready. 

Pickup is available: Monday-Thursday  |  10.00am - 8.00pm Friday-Saturday | 10.00am - 6.00pm

What you need to know:

  • Place your holds online at
  • Need help deciding what you want? Call us for help (403-932-4353).
  • Wait until you are notified through the holds system that your items are ready for pick up.


Did you get a new eReader, tablet, phone as a gift? Do you need help with Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, other software? Not sure how to search and place a book on hold through the library? We can help. Book An Appointment


Don't know what to read next? Just need something to read? We can help!

Let us find your next read. Getting started is easy. Fill out the short online form to let us know what you like and the age of the reader (ages 0 – 18+), and our staff will make up a custom book bag based on your answers. You will receive a phone call when your bag of books is ready. Request Books



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