Haldimand County Public Library


Visitors to the library are not required to provide proof of vaccination in order to enter library facilities or browse library collections. The library is awaiting more information from the Province regarding protocols for library program/meeting room spaces. Until this information is received, in-person programs normally held in our meeting rooms are suspended as are rentals of these rooms to the public. Please contact your local branch for the latest status on meeting room availability.

Printing of Vaccine Receipts: Residents can now print proof of COVID-19 vaccination receipts from library computers at no fee. Instruction sheets for accessing your proof of vaccination report can be found at computer workstations and library staff are available to assist you to navigate the process, as time permits.  Receipts available now are temporary. On October 22nd the Province will make available enhanced vaccine certificates with a unique Quick Response (QR) code printed on the certificates and accessible through an app which can be downloaded to an individual’s smartphone. Residents will also be able to print, at no cost, the enhanced certificates once available and the library will also offer free lamination of the “permanent”, enhanced certificates. Individuals can request lamination of the “temporary” receipts at a cost of $1 between now and October 22nd. Note that certificates produced on fax paper cannot be laminated and QR-coded enhanced certificates, once available, cannot be photocopied or scanned due to QR-code degradation.

All branches are now open for in-person visits.  Building capacity restrictions along with social distancing measures remain in place. Curbside services will continue to be available upon request.  The Caledonia and Dunnville branches remain closed on Sundays.

CLOSURE NOTICE: The Selkirk Branch will be CLOSED for carpet installation on Wednesday, November 17, Wednesday, November 24, Saturday, November 27, Wednesday, December 1 and Saturday, December 4.  The drop box will be open for returns during the closure. We apologize for the inconvenience!

CLOSURE NOTICE: The Caledonia Branch will be CLOSED for HVAC installation on Monday, November 29, Tuesday, November 30 and Wednesday, December 1. The drop box will be open for returns during the closure. We apologize for the inconvenience!

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!

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

Appy for membership

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


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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