Christmas Eve Closing Hours for Canadian Public Libraries

Earlier this fall, I had occasion to do some research on the Christmas Eve closing hours of various Canadian public libraries.

(Not all libraries post their Christmas Eve hours since it’s not a full “Closed Day” in most places, only a partial day so I was thankful for those that did provide this information.   Now that it’s the actual Christmas season, most libraries will have their hours posted of course but I haven’t gone through to confirm/update this list so I make no guarantees of its accuracy.)

At any rate, it’s very interesting to see the range of times that public libraries close which seems to have little correlation to geography or size of the system.

Christmas Eve Hours in Canadian Public Libraries
Closed
Brampton Public Library (http://www.bramlib.on.ca/index.php/using-your-library/hours-and-locations)
Ottawa Public Library – smaller branches (http://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/node/22163)
Whitby Public Library (http://www.whitbylibrary.on.ca/holiday)
Windsor Public Library (http://www.windsorpubliclibrary.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/2014-holiday-hours.pdf)
Winnipeg Public Library – smaller branches (http://wpl.winnipeg.ca/library/whatsnew/holidayhours.asp)

12:30pm
Brantford (http://brantford.library.on.ca/contact/)
London Public Library (http://www.londonpubliclibrary.ca/node/17745)
Milton Public Library (http://www.mpl.on.ca/hours.php)

1:00pm
Barrie Public Library (http://library.barrie.ca/about/holidays)
Burlington Public Library (http://www.bpl.on.ca/special_closed_days)
Halifax Public Library  (http://www.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/about/news/whatsup/branch-news/2014holidays.html)
Richmond Public Library (http://www.rhpl.richmondhill.on.ca/aboutus/HolidaySchedule.cfm)
Toronto Public Library (http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/holiday-hours/index.jsp)
Victoria (http://www.gvpl.ca/using-the-library/branches-hours/holiday-closures/)
Winnipeg Public Library – larger branches (http://wpl.winnipeg.ca/library/whatsnew/holidayhours.asp)

2:00pm
Edmonton Public Library (http://www.epl.ca/about-epl/branches-and-hours)
Surrey Public Library (http://www.surreylibraries.ca/location-hours/5236.aspx)
Whistler Public Library (http://www.whistlerlibrary.ca/location-and-hours/)

3:00pm
Ottawa Public Library – larger branches (http://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/node/22163)

4:00pm
Calgary Public Library (http://www.calgarypubliclibrary.com/locations/central)

5:00pm 
Regina Public Library
Saskatoon Public Library (http://www.saskatoonlibrary.ca/sites/default/files/File/UsingTheLibrary/LibraryNews/2014/2014_winter/LibraryNews_Hours.pdf)

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