Hello! We need your help in planning the future of the Oxford County Library. We are working on a plan to establish facility and service priorities over the next several years, and your feedback is important to us. Survey responses will be collected, analyzed, and our findings will be presented to the Library Board. This information will be used to guide Library planning within our communities.
As always, your responses will be kept anonymous. Thank you for your time.

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* 2. Which branch of OCL do you consider your "home branch"?

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* 3. As we plan how best to re-introduce services and programs, we would like to know how important current or potential library services and uses would be. How important are these aspects of a public library to you now and in the future?

  Extremely Important Very Important Somewhat Important Unimportant No Opinion
Meeting space for community groups
Small performance spaces for music, culture, talks, etc.
A feeling of community, making new friends, and meeting neighbours informally
Lifelong learning opportunities
Social programs
Book clubs/discussion groups
Outdoor spaces for relaxing, reading, and learning
Desktop computers
Small group computer training centre
One-on-one technical help
Wi-Fi indoors
Wi-Fi outdoors
Individual study space
Group study space
Laptop work areas with power
Digital media lab equipment (eg. 3D printer, photography, music and video software, vinyl cutter, etc.)
Access and try new pieces of technology available for demonstration
Collection of print books
Collection of print magazines
Collection of DVDs
Collection of e-books, e-audio, online magazines
Play space for children
Children's computers and learning software
Virtual programming (eg. storytimes, trivia, book club, reading buddies, tech talks, books for babies and tots, etc)
Calling service for remote/at-home access (eg. for seniors, large families, or individuals home-bound and without access to travel)
Curbside service for materials pick-up
Enhanced readers' advisory/book selection services
Home delivery services for those unable to visit a library branch in person

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Here are OCL's pre-pandemic library open hours.

Pre-Pandemic Library Open Hours

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* 4. How could OCL's pre-pandemic hours of operation change to better serve your needs? Select all that apply.

  I would use the library during these expanded open hours I would occasionally use the library during these expanded open hours I don't need extra open hours to use the library No opinion
More morning hours
More evening hours
Additional weekday hours (more open days)
Sunday hours
Open non-staffed access to branches for work/study beyond regular hours
Dedicated curbside hours or appointments for picking up library materials placed on hold
I'm happy with the pre-pandemic library hours

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* 5. What life changes are you planning or expecting in the next 24 months? Check all that apply. All responses are anonymous.

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* 6. Thank you for your feedback as we plan the next phase of library service at Oxford County Library. If there is anything more you wish to share with us, please add your comments here.

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