As the Province prepares for lockdown, Chatham-Kent Public Library is moving all operating hours toward Curbside Service at all library locations beginning December 28, 2020. 

During Curbside Service, please return all library materials to outside book returns only. CKPL will continue to quarantine all returns for 72 hours.

Loan Periods

Beginning January 2, 2021, books will be checked out for 3 weeks, Express Reads and Express Park Pass will be relaunching and check out for 1 week, and magazines and DVDs will return to a 1 week loan period. Library staff will be glad to review this information with you as needed.

Overdue Fines

All library fines will be reinstated on January 2, 2021. If you have library materials that have been checked out since before CKPL's closure, please return them to your nearest branch at your earliest convenience.  

Library staff are available to help! Just ask a CKPL staffer!

Library Hours

Blenheim Branch
Curbside only Tuesday - 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm 
Curbside only Wednesday - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm 
Curbside only Thursday - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm 
Curbside only Friday - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm 
Curbside only Saturday - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Bothwell Branch
Curbside only Tuesday - 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm 
Curbside only Thursday - 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm 
Curbside only Friday - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm 
Chatham Branch
Curbside only  Monday - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm 
Curbside only Tuesday - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Curbside only Wednesday - 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm   
Curbside only Thursday - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm   
Curbside only Friday - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm 
Curbside only Saturday - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm 
Dresden Branch


Curbside only Tuesday - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm 
Curbside only Wednesday - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm 
Curbside only Friday - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm  
Curbside only Saturday - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm  
Highgate Branch
Curbside only Monday - 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Curbside only Friday - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm 
Merlin Branch
Curbside only Monday - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm 
Curbside only Tuesday - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm 
Curbside only Thursday - 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm 
Ridgetown Branch
Curbside only Monday - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm 
Curbside only Tuesday - 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm 
Curbside only Thursday - 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm 
Curbside only Friday - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm 
Curbside only Saturday - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm 
Thamesville Branch
Curbside only Wednesday - 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm 
Curbside only Thursday - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm 
Curbside only Friday - 11:00 am to 2:00 pm 
Tilbury Branch
Curbside only Monday - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm 
Curbside only Tuesday - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm 
Curbside only Thursday - 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm 
Curbside only Friday - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm 
Curbside only Saturday - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm 
Wallaceburg Branch
Curbside only Tuesday - 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm 
Curbside only Wednesday - 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm 
Curbside only Thursday - 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm 
Curbside only Friday - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm 
Curbside only Saturday - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm 
Wheatley Branch
Curbside only Tuesday - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Curbside only Wednesday - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm 
Curbside only Thursday - 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm 

CKPL encourages all patrons to:
  • Take the COVID-19 self-assessment test. If you have symptoms or may have been exposed to COVID-19, please stay at home and do not visit the library. We will be happy to help you by phone, email or chat!
  • Return all items to book returns. Please no inside returns.
  • Wear a face mask in accordance with the Municipality of Chatham-Kent by-law
  • Sanitize hands before and after handling materials or equipment. 
  • Keep 2 metres apart from staff and other visitors at all times.