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Covid 19 Service Updates

We’re re-opening August 3

At this time we continue to offer curbside services at 3 locations -  Markham Village, Thornhill Village and Unionville Libraries. Our digital library continues to be open 24/7 along with a wide variety of virtual programs for all ages.

We are excited to be moving in to Step 2 of the provinces reopening framework and are thrilled to invite you back into our libraries!   To ensure everyone’s safety we are currently developing procedures, training staff and getting the space ready and will begin Step 2 on August 3. At that time we will also be extending library hours for your convenience.

Library Locations:

Markham Village Library
Thornhill Village Library (curbside pick up only)
Unionville Library

Library Hours (Current)

Monday to Friday | 10 AM to 6 PM
Saturday | 9 AM to 5 PM
Sunday | All locations closed. Our Virtual chat, AskMPL  is available10 AM to 5 PM

Library Hours (as of August 3)

Monday to Thursday | 9:30 AM to 9 PM
Friday | 9:30 AM to 6 PM
Saturday | 9 AM to 5 PM
Sunday | All locations closed. Our Virtual chat, AskMPL  is available10 AM to 5 PM

Services available as of August 3

Available* Not Yet available
Curbside pick up Study and meeting rooms
In-library pick up In-library programs
Public computers Browsing library collections
Photocopying Makerspaces
Virtual Chat (AskMPL)
Book Healing reading recommendations
Grab and Go bags

*please note due to space limitations Thornhill Village Library will not be able to offer in-library services.  Thornhill Village will continue to offer curbside pick up and will still accept your library returns.



Holds may be picked up in the library or through curbside pick up. No appointment is needed for curbside pick up of your hold.  Once you receive confirmation that your hold is available you may pick it up at the library during open hours.
  • Once you arrive at the parking lot please call the Library at 905 513 7977 and follow the prompts to reach the library branch you're at.
  • Provide your library card number.
  • Staff will check out your item(s) and bring them to the library entrance and will then step away.
  • You can then pick up your item(s) at the library entrance.


  • Items may be returned at Markham Village, Thornhill Village and Unionville libraries using the drop boxes which are open 24/7 for your convenience. 
  • Toys, Lendery items and Digital Media Lab Equipment can be returned at the three open branches as well. Please do not use the Drop Box when you are returning these items. Bikes must be returned to the Markham Cycles pop up at Markham Village Library during Markham Cycles hours.



MPL is taking a responsible and measured approach to the pandemic, which is guided by the province’s new COVID-19 response framework and the City of Markham’s Response, Recovery & Reinvention Plan. The health and safety of our visitors, community and staff remains our number one priority.

As we navigate the pandemic together, we continue to monitor and follow advice from public health officials at the federal, provincial and regional levels. Protocols in place as we enter Step 2 of the provincial reopening framework include reduced capacity in the library, enhanced cleaning protocols, mandatory masks and physical distancing.

Thank you for your support, understanding and patience during this difficult time as we work together to ensure the well-being of everyone in our community, and reduce the spread of COVID-19.



Virtual Programs

We are also offering a wide range of virtual programs everyday. From Storytime to Older Adult Social; Essential Oils Workshop to Digital Marketing Workshop, we have something for everyone. Check out our exciting lineup of virtual programs now and these City programs.

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Virtual Events

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