Mandatory Use of Mask or Face Covering within Toronto Public Library Branches

Effective Date: July 7, 2020

Beginning July 7, 2020, all staff, visitors and customers are required to wear a mask or face covering upon entering and remaining within Toronto Public Library branches. The mask or face covering must cover the nose, mouth and chin, without gapping.

Please note: based on public health information bandanas, neck gaiters and balaclavas will not be permitted while on site.

Temporary removal of the mask/face covering is permitted where necessary for the purposes of receiving services.

The following persons are exempted from requiring a mask or face covering and will not be required to provide proof of such exemption:

Toronto Public Library commits to orient and train staff on the policy including how to respond in various circumstances, such as:

Signage regarding the bylaw and the mandatory use of mask or face covering is posted at all entrances and reinforced by staff.

This policy has been created in compliance with the City of Toronto By-Law 541-2020.