Haldimand County Public Library

Marcel Proust quote: Reading is that fruitful miracle of communication in the midst of solitude

All County arenas, libraries & museums will be closed until further notice amid COVID-19 concerns. Programs held at these facilities have been cancelled or postponed in the interest of community safety, following recommendations from local and provincial healthcare authorities. For the most recent information related to COVID-19, please visit HaldimandCounty.ca or the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit’s website at HNHU.org.    Corona Virus Resources 

Haldimand County Public Library logo depicting a blue heron behind an open book and beside six cattails, each representing a library branch

Current Loans

All materials on loan and due during this period can be returned upon re-opening of the library, without fines. A grace period of at least one week will be implemented upon re-opening. Renewals can also be done using your online account (select “Access My Account” from the options below).

Returns

We ask at this time that members retain any borrowed materials and do not return them through our overnight drop boxes. Please return materials after our branches have reopened.

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, one will be issued to you by emailing library@haldimandcounty.on.ca  You will be provided with a number by email and a physical card will be mailed to you when our branches reopen.

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“.

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 NOW AVAILABLE-POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Staff are now 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.  Inquire now about tutor availability– it’s FREE!

Drop-In Times:

Monday-Dunnville Library 10a.m. to 1p.m.

Friday-Caledonia Library 10a.m. to 1p.m.

OR by appointment available at branches.  Call your local branch or email thartwick@haldimandcounty.on.ca to book a one-on-one appointment today!

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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