Library’s Collection

Library members enjoy free access to over 67,000 items including:

If there’s an item your looking for that we don’t have, we can request it from another library through an InterLibrary Loan, or we may be able to Special Order it, if it fits our collection. Inquire at the circulation desk, call 613-256-1037 or 613-624-5306 or email

Search the catalogue online here.

Loan Periods & Fines

Different types of items in our collection have differing loan periods and overdue fines. Visit Library Loan Periods, Renewals & Fines for a list.

Borrow More Than Just Books

Museum Passes are available that enable our patrons to visit a number of Ottawa area museums free of charge.  Because of the limited number of passes at each library,  they are only available on a first come, first served basis.  NO Reserves & NO Renewals.  Visit this page for a list of available passes.

Ontario Park Passes are available for the 2019-20 season.  As with Museum passes, because of the limited number of passes at each library,  they are only available on a first come, first served basis.  NO Reserves & NO Renewals.

Musical Instruments – Ukuleles are available at both branches.

Disc Golf Frisbees are available at the Almonte Branch Library. Play a game of disc golf in nearby Gemmill park located at 186 Bridge St.

MAPsacks are available at the Almonte Branch Library. With thanks to the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, these MAPsacks include a free pass to the Rideau Valley Conservation Area, as well as books and items to help explore! MAPsacks go out for three days and are on a first come/first served basis.

Projectors are available to be borrowed for events in town. A refundable deposit is required. Call 613-256-1037 for details.

Puzzle Swap – Come in and take a jigsaw puzzle or leave one for others.

Kill-A-Watt Meters (to measure electricity usage in your home)

READy to go backpacks – these get kids reading!

Local History

We have a collection of works by and about local people and materials relating to the history of the former Town of AlmonteVillage of Pakenham and Ramsay Township. The majority of these materials are located in the Almonte Branch, with a smaller collection in Pakenham. Call 613-256-1037 before you visit!

Census records are available as well as a complete archive of The Almonte Gazette from 1861 to 2005 on microfiche, church and cemetery records, Women’s Institute scrapbooks, birth, death and marriage records.

These are part of a special non-circulating research collection.


Check out our Digital Library page for information about and links to our digital collections.

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

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