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Your Library card gives you free access to device borrowing, printing, creative spaces, and programs — not to mention our entire collection of books, movies and music. See what your free membership can do for you! 

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Borrow books, digital books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, magazines, newspapers, and even musical instruments from our collection of over 1.4 million items.

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Upgrade your skills, take up a new hobbies, or spend time learning with family and friends. Whatever you're into, we have a free program for every age and stage of life.

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Over 100 digital resources

Our collection of digital resources make studying, learning a new language, and conducting research easy and fun at any age. There's lots to discover.

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If something's troubling you, we can help. Access free mental health and addictions support, health information, and referral to services from mental health care professionals.

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OVERDUE: The Case for Canada’s Public Libraries

OVERDUE is the outcome of three years of engagement with Canada’s urban public libraries through one of the most extraordinary periods in human history – the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Released by Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) and Canadian Urban Libraries Council / Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada (CULC/CBUC), the report details the significance of public libraries for Canada’s post-pandemic recovery, competitiveness, and resilience and calls for renewed and diversified investment. 

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