Haldimand County Public Library

All branches are now open for curbside services only for the next several weeks in accordance with Provincial directives.  The Caledonia and Dunnville branches remain closed on Sundays.

Celebrate Canadian National Film Day (April 21st) by enjoying top-notch documentaries and movies by talented local filmmakers. Watch Local Week is a brand new initiative which gives our community the opportunity to stream content created in our own backyards.

Haldimand County Public Library has partnered with Windecker Road Films and the Norfolk County Public Library to offer you a week of free movie streaming, from April 18th to April 24th.   Works by numerous area filmmakers, producing titles in various genres, are being offered, including “Making Things Count: Pandemic Postcards” and Try Thai Tonight cooking series.

To access the featured titles, simply fill out the online request form below, under “Getting a Library Membership” and select “Watch Local Week Movie access request” under “What Type of Question/Suggestion do you have?” or email library@haldimandcounty.on.ca with the subject tag “WLW access“. A list of links to featured videos along with passcodes where required will be emailed back to you. We hope you enjoy and are inspired by all the titles in our first digital film festival!

NEW! Take advantage of the Library’s new CloudLibrary e-book and digital audiobook lending service! CloudLibrary offers a feature-packed app with simple borrowing, organizing and returning tools. Best of all, our collection is now linked with CloudLibrary collections across Ontario and you are able to borrow other libraries’ digital content! This new shared collection rivals OverDrive and Haldimand residents will always have first crack at any Haldimand-owned titles.

CloudLibrary can be viewed through a computer web browser or you can use the CloudLibrary app on a smartphone or tablet. Access requires a library card number. If you require a library card, use the online email request form below to message us and we’ll get you set up right away!

CloudLibrary is scheduled replace our Axis360 ebook service later this season. Our Axis360 titles will move over to CloudLibrary and Axis360 users will receive announcements about the switch soon.  Access to OverDrive is not affected by this change.

CloudLibrary Links:

How-To-Video Page

Frequently Asked Questions

Common cloudLibrary Issues

Mobile App User Guide

 

Press Reader digital newspapers and magazines

NEW!  Access to PressReader digital newspapers and magazines is now available. Discover thousands of titles, including the Toronto Star, Hamilton Spectator, Simcoe Reformer and Canadian Living! PressReader can be viewed through a computer web browser or you can use the PressReader app on a smartphone or tablet. Access requires a library card number as well as a library PIN. If you require either, use the online email request form below to message us and we’ll get you set up right away! Access to RBDigital magazines will continue to the end of 2021.

Quick Access:

Once at the PressReader website click Sign In (top right) then pick Library or Group. Select Haldimand then log in using with your barcode and PIN. Hint: do not follow the “Premium for Free Trial” option as this is for individuals interested in personal subscriptions.

Download the PressReader App for your tablet or smartphone

Watch a short video on how to use PressReader!

Getting a Library Membership Card / Accessing Online Databases

If you do not currently have a library membership, you can obtain one at any branch or we can 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 shortly thereafter.

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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 Freegal Song Download and Streaming Service

Link to Mango Languages Learning Database

Link to Gale Online Courses

Press Reader digital newspapers and magazines

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

Grand Erie Jobs

COMPUTER TRAINING

From simple email lessons to demonstrations on advanced web research methods, we can help make your computing experiences more effective and rewarding. Our Online Resource Instructor is available for one-on-one 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.  Please express interest at your local library and our Online Resource Instructor will reach out to you to book an appointment.

 

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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