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July 02, 2021
Tillsonburg and Ingersoll library branches open July 5

In-person browsing now permitted in Step Two of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen


Starting Monday, July 5, Oxford County Library will open in-person browsing at Tillsonburg and Ingersoll branches after the province entered Step Two of Ontario’s reopening plan earlier this week.

Computer access will also be available to the public for 30-minute bookings at the two branches starting Monday.

Visitors must continue to follow all COVID-19 guidelines, including:

  • Wearing a mask. If you cannot wear a mask, library services will be provided to you through curbside service.
  • Maintaining physical distancing of two metres ( 6ft)
  • Keeping your visits short as we maintain reduced occupancy levels.
  • Limit to one person per household whenever possible.
  • One person only at each computer.

If you or anyone in your family are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms,or have tested positivefor COVID-19, please refrain from coming into the library and enjoyour virtual events instead.

More information about rural branches will be announced as the province moves closer to Step Three. All rural branches will continue to offer curbside service. For more information, visit www.ocl.net.

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Cristina McLaren, Branch Services Librarian, Oxford County Library

“We cannot wait to see you back in our branches. We thank you for your patience and understanding. Our staff are working very hard to provide you with the best service possible at this time.”

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About Oxford County Library

Oxford County Library is a County of Oxford service that offers free lending of books, DVDs and other materials; access to online catalogues and databases; genealogy support; children’s programming; job search resources and information about government services; and computer access. Branches are located in Brownsville, Burgessville, Embro, Harrington, Ingersoll, Innerkip, Mount Elgin, Norwich, Otterville, Plattsville, Princeton, Tavistock, Thamesford and Tillsonburg. Oxford County Library is currently operating under COVID-19 guidelines: for information and updates, please visit www.ocl.net/Home/Newsroom/News-Details/covid-19-updates.

About Oxford County

Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403, Oxford County has a population of approximately 123,000 people across eight area municipalities that are “growing stronger together.” As a partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government, Oxford County is emerging as a leader in sustainable growth through the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan and County Council’s commitment to achieving 100% renewable energy, becoming a zero waste community and working towards zero poverty. Situated in one of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, agriculture is a key industry that is driving innovation in sustainable industries and diversifying the local economy. Oxford County offers a thriving local arts, culture and culinary community, as well as conservation parks, natural areas and more than 100 kilometres of scenic trails. The Oxford County Administration Building is located in Woodstock, Ontario. Visit www.oxfordcounty.ca or follow our social media sites at www.oxfordcounty.ca/social. Oxford County’s Strategic Plan is at oxfordcounty.ca/strategicplan.


Oxford County is taking steps to support our community's response to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) and measures taken by Southwestern Public Health. We are monitoring our operations daily to ensure we are taking the right actions to protect our residents, employees and visitors. Get updates at www.oxfordcounty.ca/COVID-19