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Library Service Updates

Mobile WiFi Hotspots Available for Loan

To assist those in our community who do not have access to Internet at home, we are launching a Wi-Fi hotspot lending program which allows adult cardholders to borrow a portable Wi-Fi hotspot for 2 weeks. Hotspots can be reserved through our online catalogue. See our Frequently Asked Questions for more info.

Digital Local Newspaper Collection

The Lake Scugog Historical Society’s Scugog Digital Newspaper Collection is comprised of more than 20,000 pages of newspapers from Prince Albert and Port Perry. The newspapers include: The Ontario Observer, the first newspaper to begin publishing in Reach Township in 1857The Port Perry Standard, the town’s first newspaper established in 1866The North Ontario ObserverThe …

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Library Service Updates

Welcome back! We continue to serve our customers to the best of our ability while observing practices that will help keep our staff and patrons safe: The Farndale Art Gallery remains closed until November 6th.Full access to library shelves is available and we have resumed newspaper service.Full access to public computers, printing & photocopying is …

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Download the cloudLibrary App

We’re thrilled about this special new service! It’s a self-checkout app! Patrons can use it to check out items with a phone or tablet (right at the shelf). It also keeps a record of what you check out, when it’s due back, and more! Available now on your device’s App store.

Contactless Pickup

Step 1: Place holds using our online catalogue. If you don’t have access to the Internet, you may call to place your holds with staff during our operating hours at 905-985-7686. Step 2: Wait for a call or email. It usually takes a day for staff to receive notice of the hold and pull it …

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Online Programs

We hope that all of our patrons are doing well and keeping safe! We have been busily planning ways to help keep you connected and entertained at home during the closure of our building. Click here for more information on our events, including live streamed Tea & Books programs and Zoom Book Clubs!

Access Our E-library

Already read every book in the house? We’ve got you covered. Download the Libby app on your phone, tablet or computer and read to your heart’s content on your device. Don’t have a library card yet? Follow this link to get an e-card number you can use for any of our online resources. …

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Limited Time Access to Ancestry from Home

We are happy to announce that temporary remote access to our free Ancestry Library Edition database has been extended to December 31, 2021. Click the link to log in with your library card & PIN number now. If you have any difficulty accessing it, please refer to this video walk through:

New E-Collections Added

Our friends at Tumblebooks have opened access to additional databases for out patrons for free until August 31st, 2020. Check out some of these great resources for readers of all ages! NOTE: No login is required for these databases, but you do have to reach it from our website by clicking these links each time …

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