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.
Interlibrary loan services have been suspended. The Southern Ontario Library Service is an agency established years ago by the Province to save taxpayers money by sharing library resources throughout Ontario. In addition to administering OverDrive, a shared e-book database, and negotiating lower prices on many online library services such as Ancestry, SOLS oversees interlibrary loan operations and the delivery of items exchanged between libraries across Ontario. On April 12th, the Ford government cut SOLS’ budget by over 50%, leading to the end of interlibrary exchanges.
We are no longer able to borrow items from libraries outside of Haldimand County. We also anticipate delays in deliveries between HCPL branches.
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.
Many resources are available throughout the County to all residents. Books and materials dealing with our towns’ histories and local families have been collected at all branches. Special collections are maintained in Selkirk by the North Erie Shore Historical Society, in Dunnville by the Dunnville District Heritage Association, and in Jarvis by dedicated volunteers. These special collections can be viewed by appointment.
The Dunnville District Heritage Association are on site at the Dunnville Branch on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10a.m. to 1p.m. February through November and by appointment year round. For more information about the Dunnville District Heritage Association, visit their website.