Services - Library

What can Wellington County Library do for you?

Materials borrowing

Wellington County Library has over 300 000 lendable items in our collection, including books, magazines, movies, music, and different maker kits. In addition to our physical collection, we also offer eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital movie streaming services to library members. Please see Borrowing for more information.

In-house technology

Curious about 3D printing? Have pants that need hemming but no sewing machine? Check out Technology at Your Library to see what in-house technology we have available. Our in-house technology often moves around the County, so check regularly to see what's available at your local branch.

Reader's advisory

Whether you're not sure what to read next, haven't read anything in years and aren't sure where to start, or need a book for a school project, the library can help. Check out Book Buzz to inspire your next read, or better yet, stop by your local branch and ask one of our friendly staff to recommend something to you. We love talking about books of all kinds!

Information and reference service

The public library is your one stop shop for information. Google can be overwhelming - ask a librarian to help you find the right information quickly. It's free!

Computers, printing, scanning, and photocopying

Every library branch has public computers with internet access, as well as black-and-white printers, fax machines, and photocopiers for public use. Computer use is free but time restrictions may apply. You do not need to be a library member to access these services.

  • Photocopying, printing, and scanning: 20¢ per page
  • Faxing: $2.00 per page
Wireless internet access

All County library branches offer free public wireless internet access.

  • In the library, find and select "CofW-Library-Guest" in the list of available networks on your device.

  • The library's Internet Use Policy should pop up. In order to access the internet through Wellington County Library, you will need to click or tap on "Agree" to indicate your compliance with our policy.

  • If you do not get a pop up, open your regular browser and you will be redirected to the policy.

  • Once you have agreed to the policy, you will be connected automatically to the internet.

  • If you are having problems connecting, please ask staff for assistance.

Free programmes for all ages

There's always something happening at the library! We have programmes and events for all ages. Visit Programmes and Events for highlights or our events calendar to find out what's happening near you.

Room rentals

Some Wellington County Library branches have private rooms available for rental by members of the public. Please see Rentals for rental rates and facility specifications.

Accessibility

When the new Hillsburgh Branch is completed in 2018, all Wellington County Library facilities will be compliant with Wellington County's accessibility standards. If you need library materials or information in a specific format, our staff will endeavour to supply these where available, or connect you with services that can assist.

Statement from the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

    19.   (1)  Every obligated organization that is a library board shall provide access to or arrange for the provision of access to accessible materials where they exist. 

(2)  Obligated organizations that are library boards shall make information about the availability of accessible materials publicly available and shall provide the information in accessible format or with appropriate communication supports, upon request.(3)  Obligated organizations that are library boards may provide accessible formats for archival materials, special collections, rare books and donations.(4)  Obligated organizations that are library boards shall meet the requirements of this section by January 1, 2013.(5)  For the purposes of this section,

"library board" means a board as defined in the Public Libraries Act, a public library service established under the Northern Services Boards Act or a county library established under the County of Lambton Act, 1994, being chapter Pr31 of the Statutes of Ontario, 1994, the County of Elgin Act, 1985, being chapter Pr16 of the Statutes of Ontario, 1985, or The County of Lennox and Addington Act, 1978 , being chapter 126 of the Statutes of Ontario, 1978.

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