Haldimand County Public Library

Returns

Library overnight drop boxes are now open. Materials can be returned in our exterior drop boxes at any time.

Please do not use our yellow curbside services bins to return materials unless you are also picking up materials during a pre-scheduled appointment.

Cancelled Library Programs

Re-imbursements for cancelled library programs will be offered. Program re-imbursement details will be shared with registered participants via the contact information provided at the time of registration.  All library programs have been cancelled through early April; further cancellations may apply depending on changing circumstances.

The New Normal: Things to Do While at Home

In addition to taking full advantage of the library’s online databases and download sites (ebooks, digital magazines, online courses and digital music services), please take a look at our Children’s Programs and Adult Programs pages for additional suggestions, such as watching storytime videos presented by our staff.  In cooperation with the County’s recreation staff, we’ve also assembled additional resources on page titled “New Normal“.

Accessing the Library’s Online Databases

Most library databases require a library membership number for logging in. If you do not currently have a library membership, we will issue you one via email.  Submit your request for a membership number by completing the quick form below and include your full name and home mailing address.  You will be provided with a number by email and a physical card will be mailed to you when our branches reopen.

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Press Reader digital newspapers and magazines

NEW!  In addition to the Library’s subscription to RBDigital e-magazine service, trial access to PressReader digital newspapers and magazines is now available while we navigate today’s challenges. Discover thousands of titles, including the Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Hamilton Spectator, Simcoe Reformer and Canadian Living! Access requires a library card number as well as a library PIN. If you require either, use the online email request form above to message us and we’ll get you set up right away! If you like PressReader even more than RBDigital magazines, let us know that too!   | How to use in on an app   |  How to use it on a PC

Author Suggestion Lists

Browse lists of authors whose works are available at your local branch. Choose from various genres, including Suspense, Mysteries, Inspirational and many more!

Video demo, reserving items

Watch a quick video explaining how to place holds on items through the library’s online catalog.

Link to online library catalogue

Link to My Library Account login

Link to Library Hours of Operation

Link to Library Contacts

Link to OverDrive ebooks and digital audiobooks download site

Link to Axis360 ebook download site

Link to Freegal Song Download and Streaming Service

Link to Mango Languages Learning Database

Link to Gale Online Courses

Link to RB Digital Magazine Downloads

Link to Ancestry Genealogy Site

Link to Chilton's Automotive Database

Link to Jarvis Record Archives

Link to Library Children's Programs

Link to Adult Library Programs

COMPUTER TRAINING

Staff will soon be available to offer you one-on-one lessons and instruction geared to your individual learning needs. Our tutorials are presented at a speed comfortable to you and use techniques relevant to your personal interests. From simple email lessons to demonstrations on advanced web research methods, we can help make your computing experiences more effective and rewarding.  Regular drop-in times will be available at our Dunnville and Caledonia branches and pre-arranged bookings will also be offered at all branches.

We gratefully acknowledge ServiceOntario for helping us to provide access to government services. We also acknowledge the support of the Government of Ontario which, through funds from the Capacity Building grant, enabled us to purchase ebooks, ebook readers, DAISY readers and expand our wireless access.

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