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Published Tuesday November 9, 2021

Grande Bibliothèque: Reopening of the Berri-UQAM entrance and easing of other restrictions

Inside view of the Grande Bibliothèque.

Patrons of the Grande Bibliothèque will be delighted to know that, starting this week, they can get back to the way things were pre-pandemic.

As of November 9, users can enter and leave through the Metro entrance, and use the doors leading in and out of De Maisonneuve Boulevard, Berri and Ontario streets, and Savoie Avenue.

In accordance with the new rule allowing 1 meter between two people, the layout of chairs, armchairs and tables has also been overhauled. Students, researchers and other users will be able to enjoy more seating and study spots.

On Tuesday, November 2, the Health Department announced it was relaxing the rules due to the relative control of the pandemic’s progress. Basic health guidelines (wearing a mask, washing hands) remain in effect.

Proof of vaccination

You do not have to present a vaccination passport to enter the Grande Bibliothèque, the Québec National Library or the archives centres. Passports are not required either for school groups or participants in most activities (workshops, storytelling, talks, etc.).

However, you must present proof of vaccination with a QR code (printed, electronic or via the VaxiCode application) to attend certain activities in our auditoriums. Photo identification supplied by a government agency will also be required.

Proof of vaccination is required for:

  • All activities (excluding school activities) taking place in the auditoriums of the Grande Bibliothèque and the Québec National Archives in Montréal;
  • On-site consumption at the Le Parva bistro