Mission Statement

The Port Colborne Public Library is dedicated to providing the highest level of library services, materials, and facilities possible with the resources available to meet the informational, educational, and recreational needs of all citizens of Port Colborne.

 
 

Library Management

Jennifer Parry
Director of Library Services

Scott Luey
Chief Executive Officer

 
 

Public Library Board and Policies

Michael Cooper Chair

Valerie Catton Vice Chair

Harmony Cooper

Jeanette Frenette

William Higgins

Bryan Ingram

Ann Kennerly

Cheryl MacMillan

Councillor John Mayne

 

LIBRARY POLICIES

7.11 Membership and Registration

7.1.2 Fines and Fees

8.1.1 Library Patron Code of Conduct

8.1.6 Public Computer Workstations -- Internet Access Policy

10. Volunteers in the Library

 Please call the Library at 905-834-6512 to find out about volunteer opportunities.

 
 

Hours of Service

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm

Wednesday: 10 am - 5 pm

Friday, Saturday:  9 am - 5 pm

   
   
Holiday Closed Dates 2016
New Year's Day January 1
Family Day February 15
Good Friday March 25
Easter Monday March 28
Victoria Day May 23
Canada Day July 1
Civic Holiday August 1
Labour Day September 5
Thanksgiving Day October 10
Remembrance Day November 11

December 2016 Closed Dates

December 24, 25, 26, 27 & 28

 

 

 

 

 
 

Contact Information

Port Colborne Public Library
310 King Street
Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada
L3K 4H1
Tel.: 905-834-6512
Fax: 905-835-5775
 
Email: library@portcolborne.ca
 
Website: www.portcolbornelibrary.org
 
 

Joining the Library

Library cards are available free of charge to any resident or property owner of the City of Port Colborne. Two pieces of valid identification are required, one of which must contain the applicant's name and current address.

Memberships are also free for non-residents who reside in the Southern Ontario Library Service Escarpment Service Area and who present two pieces of valid identification at time of registration. Four-month temporary memberships (at a cost of $10.00) are available to non-residents whose permanent address is outside the Escarpment area.

Parents/legal guardians must be present at time of registration of a child (under 16 years of age) and are responsible for all items borrowed on the child's card.

Please notify the library of any change in address or telephone number. Lost or stolen cards must be reported to the library immediately. A $4.00 charge for replacement cards applies.

 
 

Niagara Public Libraries

The public libraries of Niagara have come together, and with the help of Electric Dreams Video, produced a short video highlighting the services and programs that all of the libraries have to offer. Check it out now!

 
 
 

Borrowing, Returning and Renewing Materials

Borrowing Materials - Library cards must be presented each time you borrow materials. The number of items borrowed on a specific subject may be restricted at the discretion of the library.

Returning Materials - Books may be returned to any library in the Niagara Peninsula. Audio-Visual equipment, videos, and interlibrary loans must be returned to the lending Library. A night-drop is located at the Elgin St. side of the Library and is open whenever the library is closed.

Renewing Materials - Materials may be renewed in person, by phone or online, unless there has been a hold placed on it or other restrictions apply.

Material Type Loan Period Number of Renewals Fine per Item
Adult Books 21 days 2 $0.20 per day
Adult Fiction
New Books

7 days or 21 days

1 $1.00 per day
Children's Books 21 days 2 $0.20 per day
Language Tapes 21 days 2 $0.20 per day
Magazines 7 days 1 $0.20 per day
Spoken Word CDs 21 days 1 $0.20 per day
Music CDs 7 days 1 $0.20 per day
Children's Kits, Spoken Word, Music CDs 21 days 1 $0.20 per day
DVDs --
Fiction
2 days 1 $1.00 per day
DVDs
Non-Fiction & TV
7 days 1 $1.00 per day
Interlibrary Loans 21 days 1 $2.00 per day
 
 

Library Services

Access - The library is fully accessible with one designated parking space, wheelchair ramps on Elgin St. and King St., washroom facilities, and an elevator.

Art and Cultural Exhibits in the Atrium - Displaying the works of local artists and artisans.

Audio-Visual - Loans of DVDs, videos, talking books, & music CDs.

Books - Loan of regular and large print books.

Computer Access - Free access to the Internet including wireless, e-mail, electronic databases, reference titles, children's titles, periodicals, and complete Microsoft Office Suite from public terminals. Black and white print-outs are available for a fee.

Documentary Film Series - Held each month, September to June. Free admission & free refreshments.  Call the library at 905-834-6512 for program details.

Interlibrary Loans - Requests filled from national and international sources.

Electronic Resources - Your Port Colborne Public Library card gives you access to our online resources from home. Enter your 14-digit library card barcode number (no spaces) to access these valuable resources. The support of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is gratefully acknowledged.

Magazines and Newspapers - Local, national, and international newspapers and magazines - access to full text magazines in electronic format.

Microfilm Reader - Providing access to archival information on microfilm - local newspapers from 1850 to present.

Reader's Advisory - Library staff will make suggestions to satisfy your fiction reading needs.

Reference - Answers to simple and complex inquiries.

Reserves - Reservation service for new and popular titles.

School Visits - Providing instruction in the use of the library to area schools. Classes scheduled October to May.

Services With Charges - Photocopies, computer print-outs, & programming.

Shut-In Service - Delivery of library materials by The Friends of the Library to patrons unable to visit the library due to short-term illness, physical disability, or age.

Summer Reading Club - July & August. Call the library at 905-834-6512 for details.

 
 

Featured Events

Adult Programs

Senior's Programs

Children's Programs

Teen Programs

  

Download free ebooks and audiobooks from OverDrive!   Log into OverDrive's website with your Port Colborne library card and PIN to borrow ebooks and audiobooks for free.    

 

Ancestry Library Edition genealogical resource is available at the library.  Proquest has partnered with MyFamily.com to create Ancestry Library Edition, one of the most important genealogical collections available today with unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom.  Ancestry Library Edition is available only within the library, so visit the Port Colborne Public Library to use this valuable resource.

  

Wireless Internet available at your library!  All you need to enjoy free wireless Internet access at the Port Colborne Public Library is your library card and your laptop.  Wireless access is available during library hours.  Ask at the Information Desk how to obtain a password.  Don't have a card?  Ask us how you can get a membership or guest pass.

Laptops available for in-library use!  Ask how you can borrow a laptop for a free 2-hour session!

 

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