Haldimand County Public Library

Haldimand County Public Library logo depicting a blue heron behind an open book and beside six cattails, each representing a library branchHaldimand County Public Library provides high-quality, responsive library services and programs that enhance the cultural, educational, social and economic vitality of our community. Our Library is recognized as a community-oriented leader which satisfies your learning and recreational needs through services in both physical and virtual environments.

Telephone: 289 674 0400

  • Caledonia Branch: extension
  • Cayuga Branch: extension 2
  • Dunnville Branch: extension
  • Hagersville Branch: extension 4
  • Jarvis Branch: extension
  • Selkirk Branch: extension 6

New Cayuga Branch: Updates and Announcements

The Cayuga Branch is now closed so that we can move to our new location. The exact date of re-opening in August will be posted here once finalized. We look forward to seeing you in our new home!

Interlibrary Loan Services Resumed.

The Southern Ontario Library Service has re-established interlibrary loan operations across Ontario, effective June 1st. Following Provincial cuts to the SOLS budget, courier services between libraries have been permanently eliminated and libraries must now mail all materials being exchanged.  While SOLS will partially reimburse libraries’ postal costs, the reimbursement will not arrive until 2020 and its final value is yet unknown. There will be no reimbursement for packaging and mailing supplies nor for additional labour expenses resulting from changes in procedure.

 

The interlibrary loan service is important to and valued by Haldimand County residents. The Library is committed to ensuring that the service remains effective and sustainable. Your interlibrary loan team has reviewed the Library’s overall operating budget and, in order to cover the projected increase in mailing expenses, has identified interim cost reductions in several other areas, including training and professional development opportunities.  These reductions will be further assessed in 2020 with the goal of mitigating impacts across all library services.

 

Prior to the recent SOLS budget cuts, many libraries across Ontario did not loan DVDs and movies for various reasons. As a temporary cost-control measure, Haldimand County Public Library will be added to this list and we plan to re-evaluate this status in 2020. Other libraries across the Province may take different approaches to handling increases to their postage expenses. Their approaches may affect our ability to borrow items quickly and reliably. We ask members to share our patience as we strive to restore interlibrary loan service levels.

Link to online library catalogue

Link to My Library Account login

Link to Library Hours of Operation

Link to Library Contacts

Discover downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, magazines and much more by accessing the Library’s digital services and online databases:

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

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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