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Guelph Public Library helping people attend court virtually

Those needing to attend court appearances remotely can borrow a tablet to do so
Anam Khan/GuelphToday file photo

The Guelph Public Library is helping people attend their virtual court hearings by providing tablets to individuals to use in the library.

With many court hearings happening remotely due to the pandemic, the main GPL on Norfolk Street is offering in-house tablets for use by those who don't have access to a computer, smartphone or internet to attend their hearing.

The Library, in partnership with Legal Aid Ontario and the John Howard Society of Waterloo-Wellington, is now offering court tablets for individuals to use if they need to attend Guelph court appearances virtually.

You don't need a library card to borrow one of the tablets, but will have to leave some form of collateral, such as identification.

Library staff will be happy to help you use the tablet if needed. After your court appearance, return the tablet to library staff.

“This is an example of how the library supports those in the community with little or no access to technology and the internet," said library CEO Steve Kraft.

Mouth coverings and sanitizing hands is required at the library.


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