Contactless Holds Pick-Up

Contactless holds pick up is fast and easy! 

Bag image for contactless holds pickup
  • Fast grab and go contactless service
  • Holds are already checked out to you
  • Bags are placed alphabetically on the lobby shelves
  • Limit of 3 people at a time in the lobby and 14 people in the library
  • Masks & physical distancing (2 m. apart) will be required 
  • Appointments are recommended
  • Outdoor curbside service is available by request

How do I make requests?

  • Place requests using the library’s online Koha catalogue or by email or by phone 519-364-1420
  • Learn how to place holds on Koha
  • Not sure what you want to read? Let us choose for you!
  • You will be notified by phone or email when your holds are ready
  • Appointments are recommended, please call ahead or follow the link provided in your email

Returning borrowed items

  • Please use the exterior library drop box beside the West (10th Avenue) entrance 
  • Returns can also be placed in the drop box at the front service counter
  • Please do not hand returns to staff
  • All library materials will be sanitized and quarantined for a minimum of 24 hours. Staff will observe all necessary safety precautions in handling materials

Library Browsing is Back!

COME INSIDE! In Library browsing is back!!! 

See the library shelves again! We are open for: browsing the shelves, borrowing books, using computers & more!

See and choose items to borrow

  • Browse the library shelves again
  • Be mindful to keep your distance from others
  • No appointment needed

Computer and Wi-Fi internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi available inside the library; drop in, short stay please
  • Use the library computers!
  • To use our computers you must book an appointment
  • Computer use will be limited to 45 minutes
  • Computer workstations will be sanitized between appointments
  • Computer help with William – appointment required

Printing, copying and other courtesy services

  • Use Pinch to remotely print in advance then pick up by appointment
  • Learn how remote printing works
  • Photocopying, faxing and scan to email services
  • Purchase bag tags, pick up maps, tourist information, obituary research
  • Pickup of council packages – by prior arrangement to prepare a copy
  • Please call ahead of your visit

But there’s still some restrictions to keep everyone safe:

  • Capacity limit of 14 people in the library
  • Masks will be required
  • Physical distancing (2m.) will be required 
  • One person at the service counter at a time
  • Library staff will sanitize between customers

Additional services still available :

  • Staff will prepare selections for you (by request)
  • Contactless indoor Express holds pick up (without appointment)
  • Curbside holds pick up (by request, appointment needed)
  • Place holds online or by phone or email
  • See instructions on How to place holds on Koha

The following services will not be available yet:

  • Local history room (ask staff for assistance to see materials)
  • Magazines and newspapers
  • Exam proctoring
  • Indoor programming 

Online Presentation of Storm Chasing In Ontario with David T. Chapman

August 1, 2021toAugust 31, 2021
September 1, 2021toSeptember 30, 2021
October 1, 2021toOctober 31, 2021
November 1, 2021toNovember 30, 2021

Storm Chasing in Ontario with David T. Chapman

Join in online, anytime for a virtual presentation of Storm Chasing in Ontario. Experience the entire life cycle of thunderstorms with this exciting and educational presentation. See how they form and develop into powerful lightning and wind storms. A very powerful presentation explaining the effects storms have in Ontario. The presentation link will be available until December 31st, 2021. We are excited to bring you this lively, fact-filled presentation that you may enjoy again and again! Free on behalf of Hanover Public Library.

Click on the YouTube Video Link here:

Library Update on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Hanover Public Library is monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19. Daily reports on the status of cases are available from Grey Bruce Public Health Homepage. See that here

Our organization will follow recommendations and guidance from The Grey Bruce Public Health Unit, The Town of Hanover, The Province of Ontario, and the Government of Canada during this ongoing situation.

Currently Available Library Services

Indoor pick up of library materials and limited other services have resumed. Appointments are required for most services, please call before you come.

Effective July 5, 2021, the Hanover Civic Centre (including Hanover Public Library) will reopen to the public, with restrictions. All public entering the building will be required to wear a mask at all times unless exempt under O. Reg. 364/20.

Please read how does indoor pick up work and what to expect when you come.

Other ways we can help:

Library Response to COVID-19:

Our online services are always available. You can explore our ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music and more through All you need is your library card number.

This page will be updated throughout this developing situation. 

Remember, do your part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Get 2 doses of an approved COVID-19 Vaccine
  • Wash your hands often and well.
  • Avoid touching your face, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wear a mask in public places.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces and equipment.
  • Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling unwell.
  • You must self-isolate for 14 days when you return from travelling.


The following are trusted resources to keep yourself informed and find supports for yourself, family and friends during COVID-19.

Local Businesses and Services

Businesses adapting to serve Hanover

Grey County businesses & services map

Ontario – essential workplaces and business restrictions

Community Supports

Help for seniors and vulnerable people to get meals or essentials delivered

The Do connects people who need assistance with people wanting to volunteer

Mental Health Resources

Wellness Together Canada: Mental Health and Substance Use Support

Mental health and the COVID-19 pandemic

Grey Bruce Public Health Unit

COVID-19 health line 1-800-263-3456 ext. 3000

Grey Bruce Public Health Unit Web page

Grey Bruce Public Health Unit COVID-19 Information Page

Face masks required in indoor locations

How to safely use a non-medical mask or face covering

Outbreaks in hospitals and seniors homes

Talking to Kids about COVID-19

Province of Ontario

Ontario Telehealth Phone number 1-866-797-0000

Status of cases in Ontario, affected areas, symptoms, testing and advice

Detailed case data for Ontario. Graphs and tables of COVID-19 data by status, location, infection source, age, gender, hospitalizations and number of tests.

Coronavirus information in other languages

Government of Canada

Current national outbreak updates, risk information and other resources

World Health Organization

Hand Hygiene tips

The best way to protect yourself and others, with video

Further research & reading

Know the risks of COVID and how to avoid them

In Person Check In

July 14, 2021
July 21, 2021toJuly 22, 2021
July 28, 2021
1:00 pmto4:00 pm
1:00 pmto4:00 pm
August 11, 2021
August 18, 2021
August 25, 2021

Have you been checking in with us virtually at: ? Well keep doing that! But we have prepared an in person check in this Wednesday from 1-4 outside the Library!

TD Summer Reading Club 2021 and Hanover Public Library Logo. 

Mario is shown holding stickers and a book on top of a pipe coming out of the ground. The text is shown in cloud in the sky.

Text reads: Here we go ... Summer Reading in person check in, Enter your name in a weekly prize draw!
Pick up your craft bags! 
Put your name on the window!
Tell us about your reading!, Every Wednesday in front of the library from 1 to 4 !

Along the bottom the social media of the Hanover Library is listed as well as the email you can contact about it. The email is h p l summer program @ gmail . com .

To make this run as smoothly as possible and allow us to keep doing these types of things we ask a few things of participants: 

  • When you arrive please wait 2 metres apart behind the lines 
  • Approach the table one family at a time 
  • Please form a line and respect social distancing requirements even when at the table
  •  Participants must wear a mask/face covering unless exempt.
  •  Hand sanitizer will be provided but handwashing is always best! 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email us at and ask! We hope to see everyone soon!

Zoom Kahoot

July 11, 2021
Hanover Public Library. Kahoot, With Stephanie and Moira Sunday the 11th at 3 on zoom.

Email us at: for the Zoom Link!

Here are a few tips for folks who may not have played online trivia like this before.

This event will run using Zoom, as well as the Kahoot trivia platform. We recommend
having Zoom opened on a laptop or desktop computer if possible, although a mobile
device will work. Kahoot can then be opened on the same desktop device (in another
tab or window) or on another mobile device.

The questions will appear to you on the Zoom screen and you will then select and
submit your answers on Kahoot. Points are awarded for each question your family
answers correctly with additional points given depending on how quickly you answer-
the faster the better!

We ask that you please keep your microphone muted unless you have a question or
comment to share. Too much background noise makes it difficult for others to hear the

Please contact us at if you have any questions. We will also be
available in the Zoom meet found at the link below a few minutes before the event if
you need help getting started.

Most of all make sure to have fun!




TD Summer Reading Registration Open Now

June 25, 2021toJuly 8, 2021
TD Summer Reading Club. Reading fun for kids from Canada's public libraries. visit tdsummerreadingclub.[dot]ca

This summer the library will once again be taking part in the TD Summer Reading Program!

This program was created to help combat the ‘summer slide’. A regression in academic proficiency that can occur due to kids being out of school and away from any formal education over the summer months. It is a super fun way to keep kids motivated and engage your children or grandchildren in reading.

There are print materials available for pick up at the Library, as well as a website for children to access. These are reading log books, stickers and access codes. The materials help support fun, engaging learning throughout the summer with different challenges, goal setting, jokes, games, and access to free e-books with no holds or waiting.
Each week your child can check in, to update us on how their reading went that week. By checking in, they will be entered into prize draws and can add their name to our visual display of accomplishment in the library windows!



TD Summer Reading Club.