The Bleviss Family Library

With a collection of more than 100,000 items, NTS' library is the largest bilingual theatre resource centre in Canada.

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Important News as of July 31, 2020

Hi,

The library employees hope that you and your loved ones are well during these troubled times.

Following the long closure of the school and the library since Friday March 13, we are now getting ready to reopen the library this coming fall. Here is a summary of the conditions of our reopening.

First, in order to compensate for the long period during which the library has been closed, memberships to the library that were still valid on March 13 will be extended by the length of time equivalent to the period “lost” on your membership, up to a maximum of 6 months.

As mentioned before, all loans have been extended until next September 15, and there will be no late fees for the period of March 13 to September 15.


ACCESS

The library will reopen its doors to the public on Tuesday September 8, in compliance with all social distancing norms and safety standards required by the health authorities.

Unfortunately, because of changes to the school’s schedule, the library will not be open in the evenings:

Monday to Thursday     10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday                             noon to 4 p.m.

In order to protect visitors and employees, the number of visitors inside the library will be limited to 8 people at a time.

In order to respect that small number, priority access will be given to students and school employees from noon until 4 p.m. Outside members will have priority between 10 a.m. and noon, and from 4 to 6 p.m.; of course, visitors will also be able to access the library between noon and
4 p.m., but admittance will be dependent on the number of people already inside the library.

 

BORROWING OF DOCUMENTS

As always, members will be able to borrow documents in person at the library, or else by reserving them via email or phone. It will also be possible to reserve documents directly inside the library catalogue. (By clicking on the button RESERVE in the document notice.)

Those who choose to reserve documents via the catalogue, email or phone will have to wait for an email message from the library confirming that the documents have been set aside for them. They will then have 5 (working) days to come and fetch the documents. Documents that have not been claimed during this period will be made available again to other users and a new request will have to be made to borrow them. (Please note that because of the potentially high number of requests, preparation of documents could take up to 1 day.)

 

RETURN OF DOCUMENTS

In order to limit traffic at the library counter, the return of documents will be done via the blue book-return box ONLY. Please note that the box has been moved and is now located in the school’s front entrance hall, near reception. PLEASE do not return books at the library counter.

We ask you to please disinfect your hands before opening the book-return box to slip your documents inside. (N.B. : Disinfectant will be available nearby.)

Documents returned to the library will be placed in quarantine for a period of 3 days (72 hours) before being made available again. Also, in order to minimise the risks of contamination, documents will go through a basic disinfection when they are placed in quarantine.


Please do not hesitate to contact us via email or phone if you have any questions or concerns.

We look forward to seeing you again in September. Until then, stay well.

 

The library team

 

 

Important Announcements

JULY 31 | AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR MEMBERS OF THE BLEVISS FAMILY LIBRARY AT THE NATIONAL THEATRE SCHOOL

Hi,

The library employees hope that you and your loved ones are well during these troubled times.

Following the long closure of the school and the library since Friday March 13, we are now getting ready to reopen the library this coming fall. Here is a summary of the conditions of our reopening.

First, in order to compensate for the long period during which the library has been closed, memberships to the library that were still valid on March 13 will be extended by the length of time equivalent to the period “lost” on your membership, up to a maximum of 6 months.

As mentioned before, all loans have been extended until next September 15, and there will be no late fees for the period of March 13 to September 15.


ACCESS

The library will reopen its doors to the public on Tuesday September 8, in compliance with all social distancing norms and safety standards required by the health authorities.

Unfortunately, because of changes to the school’s schedule, the library will not be open in the evenings:

Monday to Thursday     10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday                                   noon to 4 p.m.

In order to protect visitors and employees, the number of visitors inside the library will be limited to 8 people at a time.

In order to respect that small number, priority access will be given to students and school employees from noon until 4 p.m. Outside members will have priority between 10 a.m. and noon, and from 4 to 6 p.m.; of course, visitors will also be able to access the library between noon and
4 p.m., but admittance will be dependent on the number of people already inside the library.

 

BORROWING OF DOCUMENTS

As always, members will be able to borrow documents in person at the library, or else by reserving them via email or phone. It will also be possible to reserve documents directly inside the library catalogue. (By clicking on the button RESERVE in the document notice.)

Those who choose to reserve documents via the catalogue, email or phone will have to wait for an email message from the library confirming that the documents have been set aside for them. They will then have 5 (working) days to come and fetch the documents. Documents that have not been claimed during this period will be made available again to other users and a new request will have to be made to borrow them. (Please note that because of the potentially high number of requests, preparation of documents could take up to 1 day.)

 

RETURN OF DOCUMENTS

In order to limit traffic at the library counter, the return of documents will be done via the blue book-return box ONLY. Please note that the box has been moved and is now located in the school’s front entrance hall, near reception. PLEASE do not return books at the library counter.

We ask you to please disinfect your hands before opening the book-return box to slip your documents inside. (N.B. : Disinfectant will be available nearby.)

Documents returned to the library will be placed in quarantine for a period of 3 days (72 hours) before being made available again. Also, in order to minimise the risks of contamination, documents will go through a basic disinfection when they are placed in quarantine.


Please do not hesitate to contact us via email or phone if you have any questions or concerns.

We look forward to seeing you again in September. Until then, stay well.

 

The library team

Origins of the collection

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Alan Bleviss (Acting, 1966)

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Collection Composition

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LIBRARY SCHEDULE

The library will reopen its doors to the public on Tuesday September 8, in compliance with all social distancing norms and safety standards required by the health authorities.

Unfortunately, because of changes to the school’s schedule, the library will not be open in the evenings:

  • Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday: noon to 4 p.m.

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