Library Services

The Library offers a whole lot more than just items available to check out. You are welcome to take advantage of a wide variety of services at either branch:

Working & Meeting Space

The library is a great casual place to meet, have a conversation or dig into some work. We have comfortable seating areas with tables in both branches for leisure reading or studying.

Meeting room space is available to rent at both branches. If you represent a local group, business or organization that needs space for a meeting or presentation, consider the library. More information about renting one of our meeting rooms is found here.

Computers, Internet, Printing & Scanning

Public access computers for general use are provided at both branches. Our computers are loaded with Microsoft Office Suite and the most common web browsers. Printing is also available from these computers, at 15 cents per page for black and white and 50 cents per page for colour.

Photocopying is also available at both branches and scanning is available in Almonte. Black and white photocopies are 15 cents per page and colour photocopies are 50 cents per page. Scanning is free.

Free WiFi is available for those who’d like to bring their own laptop, tablet, cell phone, or other smart device. Take a seat in one of our comfortable chairs! The library is a great place to get some work done, do some research, or simply, leisurely browse.

At each location we have a literacy station computer that includes dozens of games for young children that are geared towards literacy development.

Pakenham Branch Memory Lab

Our Memory Lab at the Pakenham branch library provides equipment and technical resources for converting old photos, slides, film, and VHS tapes to digital formats. Visit this link for more details.

Visiting Library Service

Our Visiting Library Service is available to people in the community unable to visit the library due to an illness, restricted mobility, or a physical, developmental or visual disability. We can arrange to have books delivered directly to your home. Contact Margo Hay-Goodings ( for more information.

CELA (Centre for Equitable Library Access)

CELA provides public libraries with alternative format collections for provision to library patrons with print disabilities. Community members sign up for public library service at their local public library and, if eligible, are introduced to CELA collections.

For more information contact Margo Hay-Goodings or call the Almonte Branch at 613-256-1037.


Community Support Services

211 is here to help! 211 is a three-digit phone number and website that provides information and referrals to community and social services in Ontario. Find the information you need at

ServiceOntario at Libraries is a funding program providing libraries with resources to assist visitors in accessing online Ontario government information and services, such as public access computer terminals located in public libraries. This program enables libraries to help patrons who want to access government services online, and to increase awareness of ServiceOntario products and services. By supporting public internet workstations at libraries the program provides electronic access to citizens and enables self-help to government programs and services, such as applications for birth certificates and Ontario Drug Benefit Program, driver’s licenses and health cards.


With branches in Almonte and Pakenham, the library offers 67,000+ items, both print and digital.

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