Looking for information about inter-library loans, home service delivery, public access Internet / wireless service, and local history and genealogy? Here are some library services that may be helpful.
Want a title that isn’t in our collection? Chances are we can borrow it for you from a library outside of Haldimand County!
Contact us with title information along with your name and library card number. We will promptly initiate an inter-library loan request on your behalf and contact you when the item is available.
Your Library provides a wide range of materials for home delivery. This extension service is available for free to Haldimand County Public Library cardholders who are permanently or temporarily confined to their homes due to injury or illness. Other circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Materials will be delivered by volunteers every other week, and previously loaned materials will be picked up and returned to the library. We can select materials for you, based on your reading, viewing and listening preferences, or we can send specific titles that you request.
Contact us for more information or to receive an application form.
The Haldimand County Public Library is pleased to provide free public access to computers and the Internet in keeping with its mission statement to provide a welcoming and inclusive community gathering place where people can explore, imagine, discover, relax and connect with each other.
Public computers are available to all library users and offer many resources beyond the Internet, including:
- Printing and scanning capabilities
- Access to Microsoft Office products (Word and Excel), and
- Special links to government services
Computer reservations are automated and require presentation of your library membership card.
Wireless Internet access points are available at all library branches. To use our wireless network, simply register with staff at our circulation counter using your library membership card. You will be provided with a permanent username and password which you can then use to go online.
Free wireless access is available during library hours of operation. There are no time restrictions. Electrical outlets are limited at some of our older facilities, so we recommend bringing a fully-charged battery for your laptop.
The Library gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada in the delivery of computer and Internet resources through Industry Canada Community Access Program grants. The Library has been the recipient of numerous grants since the late 1990s which have allowed for the purchase of computer and peripheral equipment, workstations, assistive devices for the visually impaired and, most recently, wireless infrastructure.
Haldimand County Public Library branches hold specific historical collections and services that reflect the uniqueness of each community.
The Caledonia branch holds assorted church, school and family histories as well as information about local architecture, the history of Caledonia and more. All of these items are available for in-branch use.
The Cayuga Library & Heritage Centre boasts a partnership with the Haldimand County Museum and Archives with inspiring local history exhibits and access to genealogical archives. The museum curator is on site to guide you!
The Dunnville District Heritage Association holds a large collection of published and unpublished historical works at the Dunnville Library. Volunteers are available to help with all your local history needs on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. For more information about the Dunnville District Heritage Association, visit their website.
The Hagersville branch has an interesting collection of artifacts on display from the Hager family dating back to 1862. You can also find high school year books, published and unpublished family and town histories, and more.
The Jarvis Library has a designated Local History Room, including both published and unpublished works about the history of Jarvis and the Jarvis Library. It is available for you to browse, with some items available to borrow.
The North Erie Shores Historical Society houses a vast collection of local history and family records at the Selkirk branch, available for in-branch use. The Selkirk community also celebrates Heritage Day (Family Day Monday), a fun-filled, family-friendly day of exploring local history through hands-on activities, displays, tasty treats and much more.