Service Updates

July 7 Updates:

Computer Appointments:

Beginning Tuesday July 7, computer access at the Strathroy Library will be available by appointment only.  Book an appointment online or by calling 519-245-8237 and leaving a message with your contact information.  Appointments will be 45 minutes in length and limited to one per person each week. You must be 13 years of age or older to book and appointment.  Patrons will be required to wear a mask while in the library; if you do not have a mask one will be provided.  Washrooms will not be open to the public at this time. 

Curbside Pickup Update:

Patrons are now able to request books and DVDs to be picked up curbside at the Dorchester, Komoka and Strathroy Libraries.  To learn more or submit a request online visit the Items by Request page or call 519-245-8237 and leave a message with your contact information. When your items are ready to be picked up, Library Staff will contact you.  You can then visit the library during designated curbside pickup hours to pickup your items.  Review our curbside pickup guide and please be sure to follow any posted signage at the branch. 

Curbside Pickup hours:

- Strathroy Library: Tuesdays 4-7pm, Wednesdays 12-3pm and Thursdays 9am-12pm

- Dorchester Library: Tuesdays 9am-12pm and Thursdays 1-4pm

- Komoka Library: Wednesdays 9am-12pm and Fridays 1-4pm 

For patrons outside of communities with curbside pickup, or those not wanting to visit the branch, items can still be requested for delivery by mail, at no cost. To learn more or submit a request online visit the Items by Request page or call 519-245-8237 and leave a message with your contact information. 

Patrons are welcome to return items by placing them in the drop box at any one of our fifteen locations.  For the safety of our staff and patrons please wait to return items if you may have been exposed to COVID-19 or are currently exhibiting symptoms. 

All other Middlesex County Library branches will remain closed until further notice. 

No fines will accumulate for materials that are currently on loan. All due dates for borrowed materials have been automatically extended through August 2.

We have temporarily paused the ability to place holds on physical items and the ability to place ILLO requests, during the closure.  You can still place holds on digital items. Any holds that were placed before the closure will not expire.  If one of your held items becomes available, library staff will contact you about mailing it or pickup.  

Any changes to library services and hours will be posted on our website and will also be shared on our social media accounts.

Information related to COVID-19 and Middlesex County can be found on the Middlesex County website

While we are closed, please take advantage of our digital services that are always available! Download ebooks, eaudiobooks from cloudLibrary, enjoy newspapers from around the world with PressReader, popular magazines from RB Digital, stream movies, music and more with Hoopla. All of these digital collections and more online resources are available from the comfort of home with your library card and PIN.  

Find these resources on our Digital Collections page.  Need help getting started?  Find How to Guides and links to support on the Digital Collections Help page.

Need a library card?  Use the online form to apply for a virtual library card .

Questions?  Contact us via email at, call us and leave a message at 519-245-8237, Live Chat during business hours, or complete our contact form to request a follow-up email or phone call (even just to chat).