About My Library

Economic Impact Report

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Customer Satisfaction Survey 2015

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Annual Report 2018

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Strategic Plan 2014-2017

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London Public Library’s Purpose

LPL strengthens people and neighbourhoods by creating connections that enrich lives, inspire discovery, foster creativity, and expand possibilities.

London Public Library's Values

Our community values: access, community engagement, diversity & inclusiveness, open to all & non-judgmental, intellectual freedom, privacy, respect, service excellence

Our corporate values: innovation, leadership, stewardship, transparency

London Public Library's History

On November 26, 1895 the first London Public Library is opened by the Hon. George W. Ross, Minister of Education. Click HERE for more on the history of London Public Library.

Access to Information and Protection of Privacy

Policy Statement

It is the policy of the London Public Library (LPL) that the Library will make information about the Library available to the public and will protect the privacy of all individuals’ personal information in its custody or control in keeping with the access and privacy provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Policy (MFIPPA) and other applicable legislation.

General information about the Library is available on the LPL website and can be accessed free of charge. General information available on the Library's website includes the following, for example:

Personal information collected about individuals is limited to that information necessary for the provision of services and programs and the proper administration of the library.

 

Related Policies and Guidelines

Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Policy

Records Management Policy

Online Privacy Access to Information

Photography/ Videography/ Filming Policy

Video Surveillance Camera Policy

Communications Policy - Electronic Messages

 

Your Right to Access

You have the right to request access to general library records and access to personal information (information about yourself) held by the Library. You may also request a correction to personal information. Your identity will need to be confirmed before you are provided with access to your personal information.

 

How to Make a Formal Information Access Request

In addition to the information that is available on the Library website, you have the right to request access to general records subject to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Policy (MFIPPA). You can also request access to your personal information held by the Library.  All such requests for access to information must be sent in writing to:

CEO & Chief Librarian
London Public Library
251 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
N6A 6H9

London Public Library charges fees for requests as outlined in the MFIPPA Regulations. Such fees may include search/retrieval time, photocopying charges and time spent preparing records for disclosure.

 

How to Correct Your Personal Information Held by the Library

If you believe there is an error or omission in your personal information, you have the right to request correction of your personal information held by the Library. Staff in any branch location will help you correct personal information. This will be done free of charge.

Accessibility

Policies and Plans
Service Animals and Support Persons

Service Animals are welcome in the library and in programs, where possible. Support persons are welcome to attend programs with their clients. There is no charge for a support person's attendance.

Assistive Technology

At the Central library, there are a suite of computers on the second floor with the following software and hardware.

Blind and low-vision patrons
  • JAWS for Windows - reads onscreen text aloud
  • Kurzweil 1000 - converts scanned text into speech and reads it aloud
  • Duxbury Braille Translation (DBT) - convert text files into Braille
  • ET Braille printer - embosses Braille onto card stock paper in a variety of formats
  • ZoomText - computer screen magnification software (all Library locations)
  • Optilec Clear View series - high quality magnifiers of print, available in black and white, and colour displays
Physical Alternatives
  • Adjustable Workstations
  • Ergonomic Keyboard
  • Kensington Trackball
  • Penny and Giles Joystick
  • Large Print Keyboard
  • Keyguides
Communication Boards for Users of AAC

"Libraries for All" is a joint project between London Public Library and Thames Valley Children's Centre. Communication boards are available in all libraries for patrons who cannot talk or have speech that is difficult to understand.

Copies of the communication boards are available here in .pdf format.

Programs

Hard of Hearing

Assistive Listening Systems for the hard of hearing are available for programs in Meeting Rooms at the Central Library and at branches. Some lead time is required. Call our Wolf Performance Hall and Meeting Space office at 519-661-5120.

A variety of other accommodations, such as ASL interpreters, are available, in consultation with staff. Two weeks' lead time is necessary to book those services.

Additional Collection Formats Available
  • Books on CD/Audiobooks
  • Talking books for children
  • Daisy books
  • Books in Braille for children
  • Books on tape for children
  • American sign language
  • Closed-captioned videos
  • Large Print Book Collection
  • DAISY Books

AODA: Accessibility for Users with Disabilities, Customer Service Response

Purpose Statement

London Public Library strengthens people and neighbourhoods by creating connections that enrich lives, inspire discovery, foster creativity and expand possibilities.

Objective

We understand the diversity of the communities we serve and provide responsive Library services and outreach to meet unique community needs.

We facilitate accessibility through the recognition, removal and prevention of obstacles for individuals with disabilities.

Definition of Disability

Our definition of disability is: any degree of physical disability, infirmity, malformation or disfigurement that is caused by bodily injury, birth defect or illness, and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, including diabetes mellitus, epilepsy, any degree of paralysis, amputation, lack of physical coordination, blindness or visual impediment, deafness or hearing impediment, muteness or speech impediment, or physical reliance on a guide or service dog or on a wheelchair or other remedial appliance or device,

  • an intellectual development disability
  • a learning disability, or a dysfunction in one or more of the processes involved in understanding or using symbols or spoken language,
  • a mental disorder, or
  • an injury or disability for which benefits were claimed or received under the insurance plan
Established under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997.
Guiding Principles

Our shared values apply to all members of the community including people with disabilities.

A person with a disability has the right to expect service excellence in all aspects of our service delivery in the areas of literacy, knowledge for living, well-being and building.

Audio: Introduction (mp3)
Policies, Practices and Procedures

Opportunity: Ability to access the Policies of London Public Library, generally, and the Accessibility Policy, in particular.

  • A copy of the Policy is available to the public via the web site.
  • Upon request, staff will print a copy of the policy for the customer.
  • Practices and procedures to support the use of the Library by persons with disabilities are noted on the web site and in this document.
Communication with Staff

Opportunity: Ability to communicate verbally with staff while in the location

  • staff is trained to provide service using the Libraries for All communication boards, developed in conjunction with the Thames Valley Children’s Centre for users of AAC. These boards are available in every location or may be printed from the web site.

Decals with the Libraries for All logo are visible at all helpdesks.

Opportunity: Dignity and independence of persons with disabilities; service provision that takes into account the person’s disability

  • regular staff training is provided in abilities awareness.
  • As a matter of policy, new services are developed keeping in mind persons with disabilities and their access to the service.
  • Facilities are designed and upgraded with a view to ensuring FADS standards are met or exceeded.
Audio: Policies and communication (mp3)
Use of Service Animals

Opportunity: Ability to bring a service animal into any location

The use of service animals is supported by the Library’s Charter of Library Use – Rules of Conduct. A copy of this is posted in every location; upon request, staff will print a copy for the public. Service animals are welcome in programs, where practicable.

Audio: Use of service animals (mp3)
Feedback from the Public

Opportunity: Ability to provide feedback to the library related to goods, services, and facilities.

  • The Library accepts feedback:
    • In person. Any staff member will accept feedback from a customer and will refer to a Supervisor, if requested.
    • In writing. Comment cards are available at all helpdesks in all locations. The card may be given to a staff member or may be added to the box designated for that purpose.
    • Use the Contact link (via the web site) to give us your feedback online
    • By telephone. 519-661-4600.
    • By TTY. 519-432-8835.
  • Feedback, including complaints, may be received and responded to in any accessible formats and communication supports. Feedback is referred to the Supervisor of a location, or to a Manager, Customer Service and Branch Operations, who will respond within three (3) business days. Responses are generally returned in the format in which they were received, i.e., emails will be returned by email, in person feedback given by telephone, etc. The feedback process is available to any person upon request.
Audio: Feedback from the public (mp3)
Disruption of Services

Opportunity: Notification and Provision of Alternatives

  • In the event the disruption relates to the Facility, e.g., an elevator out of service, the staff will post a notice on the door that the service is temporarily unavailable, and whatever information we have related to when it will resume. If it is possible to provide a customer service solution, e.g., having a staff person obtain materials from another floor, staff will offer this alternative to the customer.
  • In the event the disruption is to an assistive device or software, staff will provide the customer with information relating to alternative resources within the City of London. This information will be in the form of a brochure or will be delivered in person if the written format is not appropriate.
  • Notice will also be given on the web site.
Audio: Disruption of service (mp3)
Staff Training

Opportunity: Provision of goods and services to persons with disabilities

  • Staff are provided training in the following areas:
    • Purposes of the Act. All staff receive an overview of the Act and its regulations.

      o How to Interact and communicate with persons with disabilities. Training is providede to promote empathy and an understanding of barriers experienced by persons with disabilities.

    • Use of adaptive technology. Any staff member directly involved in supporting patrons to use assistive technology is trained in its use. Staff are trained to make relevant referrals to resources and services in the broader community.
    • Tracking. Training is monitored and recorded by the Manager, Training and Development.
Audio: Staff training (mp3)
Notification of Availability of Documents

Opportunity: Ability to access documents related to services

  • Staff will print a copy of the document from the website upon request.
  • If the person is unable to use a printed copy, staff will provide the customer with an audio version.
  • The document is available from the web site in both written and audio formats.
Audio: Notification (mp3)
Core Services:  Lending

Opportunity: Ability to sign a Borrower’s Card

  • Staff will facilitate the registration process for patrons with physical disabilities.

Opportunity: Receipt of Courtesy Notices

  • Customers may receive notices by email (written) or telephone (audio) message. In the event that these formats are not working, staff are available to answer any questions about a customer’s record by email (via the web site) or by phone.

Opportunity: Ability to Use a Public Library to Borrow Materials

  • Customers who are unable to visit a location to use library services may contact Visiting Library Service via email (visiting.library@lpl.ca) or by phone (519-661-6444, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Friday). Visiting Library offers a selection of appropriate materials, delivered to the home.
Audio: Core services: lending (mp3)
Core Services: Collections

Opportunity: Need for multiple formats

  • Staff are provided training in the recommendation and use of multiple formats for customers:
    • Large print books and magazines
    • Audiobooks (CD, Cassette, MP3) for adults and children
    • Books in Braille for children
    • CNIB Talking books, Daisy books and CELA
    • Closed-captioned DVDs
    • Described DVDs
    • eBooks (for those who cannot hold a book)
    • Electronic newspapers
    • Streamed and downloadable music and audiobooks
    • Streamed films
  • Information about these formats and how to access them is available on the web site at: /node/219.
  • Staff can recommend the appropriate format upon request. Please note: not all titles are available in all formats.
Audio: Core services: collections (mp3)
Core Services: Reference, Referral and Readers’ Services

Opportunity: Ability to Verbalize Requests to Staff

  • Library settlement workers (at Jalna and Beacock) may assist in languages other than English.
  • Staff are trained in the use of Libraries for All communication boards to facilitate communication with a customer whose ability to speak is limited.

Opportunity: Matching formats to requests

  • Staff are trained to offer the most appropriate format for the use of the customer and to recommend alternative formats as they may be useful, e.g., described videos for someone with limited visual capacity.

Opportunity: Access to the Full Collection

  • If the format is unavailable at one location, staff will utilize the transfer system to bring it into the desired location.

Opportunity: Ability to read spine labels and signage

  • Staff are trained to take the customer to the desired location and provide support in reading titles and indexes. Staff will ensure the material meets the customer’s need.

Opportunity: Ability to process information

  • Staff are trained to make an assessment of the appropriateness of material for the customer’s use. This includes assessing the level of difficulty and whether or not the customer is comfortable with the format provided.

Opportunity: Ability to use a public library to access information

  • Information resources are available remotely via the web site and by telephone; programs are offered throughout the system in the use of these resources.
Audio: Core services: reference, referral and readers' services (mp3)
Core Service: Technology Services

Opportunity: Need for assistive technology

    • Every branch has an accessible workstation which has an icon giving the user access to all the Accessibility features available through Windows: Magnifier, Narrator, display adjustments and keyboard and mouse adjustments to ensure the best possible experience for the customer when using library workstations.
    • Every branch has NVDA (screen reader) on its workstation
    • Assistive Technology is available to some degree in every location. 
      At Central:
      • JAWS 15.0 - reads onscreen text aloud
      • Kurzweil 1000 v.13 - converts scanned text into speech and reads it aloud
      • VERA (Very Easy Reading Appliance) - this device scans and reads documents without the use of a computer
      • ALVA refreshable Braille display - converts text off the screen into a Braille display
      • ET Braille printer - embosses Braille onto card stock paper in a variety of formats
      • ZoomText 10 - computer screen magnification software (all Library locations)
      • Optilec Clear View series - high quality magnifiers of print, available in black and white, and colour displays
      • NVDA - screen reader
      • For those requiring audio supports:

      • Assistive Listening Systems for the hard of hearing are available for programs in Meeting Rooms at the Central Library and at branches. Please inquire through the Wolf Performance Hall and Meeting Space Rental Unit by calling 519-661-5120.

For those requiring visual supports:

  • Volunteer Adaptive Technology Tutors provide one-on-one assistance for people with disabilities attending library programs, events or using Assistive Technology software. Book an appointment by calling 519-661-4600 or contacting the library via the Contact link on the web site.
  • When the technology is unavailable because of maintenance or damage, signage will be posted with alternative points of access in the city of London.

Opportunity: Ability to access information from the web site using a screen reader

  • Information on web site will be developed in a format which may be processed by standard screen reader technology.

Opportunity: Ability to receive audio instruction in the use of library resources

  • Audio tutorials may be found on the web site for the use of the catalogue and other library resources, such as subscription databases.
Audio: Core services: technology (mp3)
Core Service: Programming and Community Outreach

Opportunity: Ability of children to participate in book-based programs

  • In partnership with Thames Valley Children’s Centre, adaptive story times are offered in some locations.
  • Storyhours are offered periodically in languages other than English.

Opportunity: Ability to use spaces for programs or rentals

  • LPL makes every effort to comply with or exceed FADS standards; spaces are accessible for persons with disabilities.
  • The Wolf Performance Hall provides railings and wheelchair spaces for customers with disabilities.
  • Staff are trained to consider the needs of all patrons when planning programs.

Opportunity: Use of service animals and support persons in programs

  • Persons with disabilities may register for library programs online through the library catalogue; a note feature allows the person to indicate his need to have a service animal or support person present. No charge will be made for a support person in the event there is a registration fee for a library-sponsored event.

Opportunity: Knowledge of library programs and services

  • LPL staff regularly meet with community partners and visit other organizations to provide information about library services and programs. Any organization wishing a visit is welcome to contact the Adult Services Department at the Central Library, 519 661-5122.
Audio: Core services: programming (mp3)

 

Board and Management

The London Public Library is "under the management and control of a board which is a corporation" (Public Libraries Act). Under provincial legislation, the Board is charged with seeking "to provide, in cooperation with other boards, a comprehensive and efficient public library service that reflects the community's unique needs."

We are a transparent library system and make available all documents including meeting agendas, minutes and reports from recent board meetings on this website. In addition, paper copies of these documents are available upon request.

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Access the Board

Delegation Application Form and Policy

FAQs for Delegations

How to Provide Input to Your Library Board as a Delegation.

The London Public Library (LPL) wants input from the public about its services, policies and issues. We believe public participation in decisions is important. People wishing to speak to the Board about an issue or service can meet with the Board during one of the regular public meetings, as a "delegation" or by sending a letter or email.

How can I get my questions answered or concerns resolved?

Michael Ciccone, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Librarian would be pleased to meet with you and answer your questions or hear your concerns. His email address is michael.ciccone@lpl.ca. You can also call 519-661-5145. If you wish to go directly to the Board, you may ask to be a delegation at its next meeting.

What do I need to do to speak at a Library Board meeting?

To let the Board know you are interested in speaking, complete an Application for Delegation Status. The application is on the Library’s website, or is available by calling the CEO’s Office at 519-661-5145.

The application can be faxed to 519-663-5396. It may also be mailed to London Public Library, 251 Dundas St., London, ON N6A 6H9.

If you need assistance, either in the format of the application or in filling it out, please let us know so we may accomodate your need. You will be contacted by Jan White after your application has been received in order to arrange the date, time and place for you to speak.

Should I provide a written copy of my presentation to the Board?

You are welcome to provide a written copy of your presentation but it is not necessary. Written comments may also be sent without speaking to the Library Board in person.Brief notes will be taken during your presentation as a record for the Board. Presentations or information given to the Library Board, including the name of the presenter will become public information and may be communicated by the library to others.

When does the Board meet?

The Library Board meets a minimum of 7 times a year on the fourth Tuesday of months agreed upon by the board at the beginning of each year. There are no meetings in July and August. Delegations are usually scheduled at the beginning of the meeting. Please check the Library’s website for meeting details or ask one of our staff.

Are there any other opportunities to provide input?

Letters or emails may be sent to the London Public Library Board or to the CEO & Chief Librarian (as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Board). The communication you send will be received by the Library Board at its public meeting and is then public information. It may be communicated by the library to others.

We always welcome your comments written on “How Did We Do Today” comment cards available at any help desk in the Library.

The Library Board may schedule public meetings on specific topics from time to time. There will be notice for these meetings, as well as instructions on how to participate, on the library’s website, in its Access Magazine, and occasionally through other advertisements.

When do I have to have my application in to speak at a Board meeting?

Your request should be received no later than 4:30 pm on the Monday prior to the Board meeting.

What should I do at the Library Board meeting?
  • Please arrive a little early for the meeting, so that the Board knows that you are there.
  • You will have up to 5 minutes for your presentation.
  • Act with respect and consideration for others and adhere to the LPL Charter of Rights and the procedures of the Library Board.
  • Please do not use the names of individuals, staff or members of the public in order to protect their privacy.
  • Board members may ask questions to understand you fully. Staff may be asked to comment on the information provided.
  • Once you have made your presentation and the Board has finished asking questions, you will not be able to make any further comments at the meeting.
What happens next?

The Library Board will proceed with their agenda once your delegation has been completed. You are welcome to remain through the remainder of the meeting.

How will I know what the Board decided?

No decisions are made based solely on the information you provide as a delegation. The Library Board will consider other relevant information, viewpoints, ideas and opinions.

You can find information on Board decisions in the minutes of the meeting you attended, posted on the Library’s website or call 519-661-5145.

We encourage you to participate!

Application for Delegation Status

FAQs and Policy

In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, I understand that notes taken by the Board of my verbal presentation and/or written submissions that I present to the Library Board, along with my name, will become part of the public record and may be published as part of the agenda and/or minutes of the meeting at which I have been granted delegation status, posted to the Board's website and made available to the media.

Financial Statements

Financial Statements Archives 2011 - 2015

2011

Auditors Report Financial Statements 2011
Auditors Report Trust Funds 2011

2012

Auditors Report Financial Statements 2012
Note: expenditures are shown afteramortization of tangible capital assets.  The 2012 LPL Audited Financial Statements were prepared according to PSAB sections 1200 Financial Statement Presentation, and 3150 Tangible Capital Assets.  The audited statements show amortization of $3,570,166 for capital assets such as buildings, computers, collections, library shelving, furniture, equipment and motor vehicles.

Auditors Report Trust Funds 2012

2013

Auditors Report Financial Statements 2013
Auditors Report Trust Funds 2013

2014

Auditors Report Financial Statements 2014
Auditors Report Trust Funds 2014

2015

Auditors Report Financial Statements 2015
Auditors Report Trust Funds 2015

Library Board

Library Board

The London Public Library is "under the management and control of a board which is a corporation" (Public Libraries Act). Under provincial legislation, the Board is charged with seeking "to provide, in cooperation with other boards, a comprehensive and efficient public library service that reflects the community's unique needs."


London Public Library Board Trustee Position Description

Jeremy McCall
Jeremy McCall (Chair, 2020)

Email: jeremy.mccall@lpl.ca

Appointed to the Board as a representative of the City of London from December 2018 to November 2022.

Brian Gibson
Brian Gibson (Vice Chair, 2020)

Email: brian.gibson@lpl.ca

Appointed to the Board as a representative of the City of London from December 2018 to November 2022.

Chelsea Smith
Chelsea Smith (Executive Committee Member)

Email: chelsea.smith@lpl.ca

Appointed to the Board as a representative of the City of London from October 2020 to November 2022.

photo of Mariam Hamou
Mariam Hamou

Email: mariam.hamou@lpl.ca

Appointed to the Board as a representative of the City of London from December 2014 to November 2018 and December 2018 to November 2022. Communication Director, Nazem Kadri Foundation.

Michelle Boyce (Vice Chair, 2020)
Michelle Boyce

Email: michelle.boyce@lpl.ca

Appointed to the Board as a representative of the City of London from June 2017 to November 2018 and December 2018 to November 2022. Captain Michelle Boyce, Atlantic Sailing PEI and Beyond Snapshots Action Photography.

James Shelley
James Shelley

Email: james.shelley@lpl.ca

Appointed to the Board as a representative of the City of London from December 2018 to November 2022.

Stuart Clark
Stuart Clark

Email: stuart.clark@lpl.ca

Appointed to the Board as a representative of the City of London from December 2014 to November 2018 and December 2018 to November 2022.

Councillor Shawn Lewis
Councillor Shawn Lewis

Email: shawn.lewis@lpl.ca

Appointed to the Board as a representative of the City of London from March 2019 to November 2022.

Councillor Elizabeth Peloza
Councillor Elizabeth Peloza

Email: elizabeth.peloza@lpl.ca

Appointed to the Board as a representative of the City of London Council from December 2018 to November 2022.

London Public Library Board Bylaws

London Public Library Board Bylaws
 PREAMBLE The Public Libraries Act, Revised Statutes of Ontario, 1990., Chapter P 44, provides that the public libraries shall be under the management and control of a Board, which is a corporation

1.

GENERAL

1.1 Name The London Public Library Board, hereinafter referred to as “the Board”, is established under the Public Libraries Act, Revised Statutes of Ontario, 1990, herein referred to as “the Act”.
1.2 Enactment The following rules and regulations of the Board shall be observed for the order and dispatch of business and shall regulate the conduct and duties of its members and officers.  Where there is any conflict between these rules and regulations and the Public Libraries Act as amended, or other Acts such as the Municipal Act, the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, the Act or Acts shall take precedence.
1.3 Head Office The Head Office of the Board shall be at the Central Library, 251 Dundas Street, London, Ontario, N6A 6H9.
1.4 Purpose The purpose of the Board is to provide public library services to the residents of London as set out in the Act and/or defined by the Board from time to time.
1.5 Corporate Seal The Board shall have a corporate seal, an impression of which is stamped on the margin hereof.  The seal shall be affixed under the direction of the Board to all deeds, contracts, or instruments requiring the seal, and which seal shall be attested by the signa¬tures of the Chair of the Board, Vice Chair, Chief Executive Officer and Assistant Treasurer, or any two of them, or by such member and/or such other officer of the Board as the Board shall direct.
1.6 Power and duties The Board’s powers and duties shall be those described in the Act.
1.7 Rules of Order Conduct of meetings and procedures thereto not set out herein shall follow Procedures for Meetings and Organizations by M. Kaye Kerr and Hubert W. King.
1.8 Indemnification The London Public Library Board hereby agrees to save harmless and keep indemnified London Public Library Board members, London Public Library Board employees and volunteers, its successor and assigns from and against all claims, demands, actions, suits, proceedings, losses, costs, including reasonable legal costs, charges, damages, liabilities and expenses which the Board, its successors and assigns, may at any time or times bear, sustain, suffer, be put to or incur by reason of any action or other proceeding arising out of acts or omissions done or made by them in their capacity as board members or board employees including while acting in the performance of any statutory duty imposed by any general or specific act or for paying any sum required in connection with the settlement of such an action or other proceeding and for assuming the cost of defending any such person in such an action or other proceeding.
1.9 Interpretation

The use of the singular shall be deemed to include the plural wherever the context so requires.

2.

BOARD COMPOSITION

2.1 Size and Composition The Board shall consist of nine (9) members appointed by the Council of the Corporation of the City of London, hereinafter referred to as “the Council”:
 a) two (2) members of the Municipal Council;
 b) seven (7 citizens-at-large).
2.2 Qualifications Appointees must meet the qualifications set out in the Public Libraries Act.
2.3 Term A member of the Board shall hold office from the 1st day of December of the year the term of office begins to the 30th day of November of the final year of the term concurrent with the term of the Council.
2.4 Succession Every member shall continue to hold office until his or her successor is appointed
2.5 Resignations / Vacancies Vacancies arising for any reason shall be filled by the Council and the person appoint¬ed shall hold office for the unexpired term of the person whose place has become vacant, except if the unexpired term is less than forty-five (45) days.
2.6 Disqualifications If a Board member is absent from meetings of the Board for three (3) consecutive calendar months without a resolution having been recorded in the minutes, that member’s seat shall be deemed to be vacated and the Board, by motion, shall notify the Council that the seat has become vacant.

3.

BOARD OFFICERS and APPOINTMENTS

3.1 Chair The Board shall elect the Chair for a one-year term. The Chair shall hold office until the next annual or inaugural meeting, or until a successor is elected.  In the event the Chair becomes vacant for any reason, the Vice Chair shall assume the office for the unexpired term.  

The duties of the Chair shall include:
a) presiding at all meetings of the Board, preserve order,
b) deciding all questions on order, subject to appeal to the Board,
c) voting on any question before the Board and if there shall be an equality of votes, the question shall be deemed to be negative,
d) being an ex officio member of all committees.
3.2 Vice-Chair The Board shall elect the Vice-Chair for a one-year term and until a successor is elected.  In the absence of the Chair, the Vice-Chair shall preside and shall have all of the Chair’s powers and responsibilities.  If both the Chair and Vice-Chair are absent, the members of the Board shall select a member to chair the meeting, provided a quorum is present.  The Vice-Chair shall hold office until the next annual or inaugural meeting, or until a successor is elected.  In the event the Vice Chair becomes vacant for any reason a new Vice Chair shall be elected in the same manner as outlined theretofore.
3.3 Secretary-Treasurer The Board shall appoint by motion a Secretary Treasurer who shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Board and shall hold office until removed by motion of the Board.
3.4 Chief Executive Officer The Chief Executive Officer is the Board’s employee to whom the Board delegates the supervision and direction of the operations of the Library and its staff and who shall be known in these bylaws as CEO/Secretary–Treasurer.
3.5 Assistant Treasurer The Board shall appoint by motion an Assistant Treasurer who shall be the Director, Financial Services.
3.6 Signing Officers Signing officers of the Board shall be the Chair, the Vice Chair, the CEO/Secretary-Treasurer and the Assistant Treasurer, and the signatures of any two (2) shall be affixed to documents as necessary.
3.7 Other Officers The Board shall appoint such other officers as it deems necessary, all of whom shall hold office at the pleasure of the Board.
3.8 External Appointments The Board shall make appointments to external organizations as required or in the interest of the Board:
a)     the Southern Ontario Library Service Trustee Council for a three (3) year term;
b) other bodies as may be necessary.

4.

BOARD MEETINGS

4.1 Inaugural Meeting The inaugural meeting of the Board shall be held in December of the first year of the term of Council or at such time following as the majority of appointments have been made to the Library Board.  The meeting will be held at the time and place estab¬lished by the Board at a regular meeting of the Board in the prior year. 
4.2 Annual Meeting The annual meeting of the Board, for the purpose of electing Officers, shall be held in the first year of the term at the same time as the Inaugural meeting.

During intervening years, the annual meeting of the Board shall be held in December at the time and place established by the Board at a regular meeting of the Board in the prior year.

At the time appointed for the meeting, the CEO/Secretary Treasurer, shall call the Board to order and read the names of the members appointed.  The CEO/Secretary-Treasurer shall act as Chair pro tem for the election of the Chair for the current year and shall call for nominations.  Nominations shall be made with no seconder required.  Nominations shall be closed by motion made and seconded.  

The election of the Chair requires “a majority vote” which is defined as “votes cast by fifty percent plus one of members present”.  

a) If only one member has been nominated that member shall be declared elected.
b) If more than one member has been nominated, the Chair shall be elected by secret ballot.  The member receiving a majority vote shall be declared elected by the CEO/Secretary Treasurer but the count shall not be disclosed.
c) Should no member receive a majority vote, the CEO/Secretary-Treasurer shall so declare and balloting shall proceed until a Chair is elected, with a majority vote, or after three consecutive ties, the names of the members nominated shall be placed in a container and one name of one member shall be drawn, who shall be declared elected.
d) If two or more members have been nominated and have received votes, but not a majority vote, then prior to the next balloting the name of the member with the least number of votes shall be removed from the ballot, and voting shall continue as in section (c); names of members who have not received any votes are also removed.
e)     If two or more members have been nominated and have received votes, but no member has received a majority vote, and there is a tie amongst some but not all of those members receiving votes, then voting continues until a Chair is elected, with a majority vote, or, after three consecutive ties, then the names of the members with the tied votes are placed in a container and the name of one member drawn to remain on the ballot.  Voting then continues until a Chair is elected as per section (c).

Following election, the Chair shall assume the Chair and call for nominations for Vice Chair.  If the Chair is not present, the CEO/Secretary Treasurer shall call for nominations for Vice Chair.  The election of Vice Chair shall be conducted in the same manner as that for Chair.  Should the past Chair no longer be a member of the Board, the election of a third member to the Executive Committee shall be conducted in the same manner as that for Chair.

If neither the Chair nor Vice Chair is in attendance at either the inaugural meeting or subsequent meetings, members of the Board shall, by motion, appoint one of their own members to be Chair pro tem.
4.3 Regular Meetings Regular meetings ofthe Board shall be held in two parts: a public session and a closed meeting.

Regular meetings of the Board shall be held at the Central Library a minimum of 7 times a year on the fourth Thursday of months agreed upon by the board at the beginning ofeach year, or at such other time and place as is decided at a previous meeting by a majority vote of the members present.

A meeting shall becalled to order by the Chair at the appointed hour.  Should there be no quorum present thirty(30) minutes after the time appointed for the meeting the CEO/Secretary-Treasurer shall record the names of those present and the meeting shall stand adjourned. Should a quorum not be present during a meeting no further business may be conducted and the meeting shall stand adjourned.
4.4 Public Session Public Session part of the Board meeting shall be open to the public.  Delegations from the public will be received under the terms of the policy related to delegations.
4.5 Executive Session When the Board determines that matters should be dealt with in the absence of the public, a motion to move into an Executive Session must be moved, seconded and approved by a majority vote, prior to the meeting being closed.  

The following subjects may be discussed at properly constituted closed sessions:
a) Debate as to whether or not an item is properly in Executive Session where, in the Chair’s opinion, the discussion in public session would be prejudicial,
b) Security of Board property,
c) Confidential personal matters, such as matters about an identifiable individual,
d) Proposed or pending land acquisition or disposition by the Board,
e) Labour relations,
f) Litigation or potential litigation,
g) Advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege including communications for that purpose,
h) A request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

The Board may invite appropriate persons to attend Executive Sessions.

Minutes shall be recorded.  A report shall be made by the Chair at the next regular meeting.
4.6 Notification of Meetings Notices of regular meetings shall be in writing or by email and shall be mailed or delivered to the address of each member at least one week prior to the meeting.
4.7 Special Meetings The Chair or any two members of the Board may summon a special meeting of the Board by giving each member reasonable notice in writing or by email, specifying the purpose for which the meeting is called.  Special emergency meetings may be called with notices sent as above or by telephone to the number listed with the Chief Executive Officer 24 hours prior to the meeting.
4.8 Suspend Order of Business Order of Business shall be established by policy.  The Board may at any time suspend or vary the order of business by direction from the Chair without objection, or by motion and majority vote of the members present.
4.9 Motions All decisions will be made on the basis of motions.

The Board may consider correspondence, reports, minutes of its committees, verbal reports and so forth without a motion having been made.  

If no action is required the Chair may order the matter to be filed.  If action is required the Chair may desig¬nate the action to be taken if there is no objection by any member of the Board present.
4.10 Quorum At all regular and special meetings of the Board or its committees a majority of members five (5) shall constitute a quorum.
4.11 Stenographer The Chief Executive Officer shall designate a stenographer for meetings.
4.12 Attendance Attendance at Board meetings and Committees shall be recorded.

Members shall notify the Board Secretary if they are unable to attend the meeting.

For absence from Board meetings for three consecutive calendar months see section 2.6.

5.

MINUTES AND AGENDAS

5.1 Minutes of Board Meetings Minutes of the regular meeting and special meetings shall be in writing and shall be mailed/emailed or delivered to the address of each member at least one week prior to the meeting.
5.2 Minutes of Committes Minutes of committees shall be delivered to the Board in the same manner as minutes of Board meetings.

Minutes of meetings of committees held less than four working days prior to the Board meeting may be postponed to the next Board meeting.

When a committee meets so that minutes cannot be made available to the Board at its next meeting, and in particular when the committees meet on the same day as the Board, written resolutions may be distributed to the Board at the proper time.
5.3 Agendas A written agenda shall be prepared by the Chief Executive Officer in consultation with the Chair and shall be provided to the members in the same manner as are the minutes.  

Any member of the Board wishing to place an item on the agenda may do so by making a request to the Chief Executive Officer not later than the 5th working day prior to the meeting.
5.4 Additions to Agenda At the beginning of any regular meeting the Chair may announce additional items to be added to the agenda.

6.

COMMITTEES

6.1 Committee of the Whole
The Committee of the Whole shall meet when the Board determines that matters under consideration should be discussed more informally than is possible in the meeting of the Board itself.

The Board shall meet as a Committee of the Whole when the majority of the Board members present, by motion, determine.  

Members present shall elect a Chair for the meeting of the Committee of the Whole.  The Chair shall report to the Board the recommendations made by the Committee. 

 

The Committee of the Whole may meet in a closed meeting.

6.2 Executive Committee The Chair, Vice Chair and the past Chair or if there is no past chair a third member of the Board elected by the Board shall be an Executive Committee.

The Executive Committee:
  • may determine matters of an emergency nature provided actions taken are communicated to the Board;
  • may be authorized by motion of the Board to act for the Board provided that matters so determined shall be ratified by the Board at its next regular or special meeting.
6.3 Permanent Committees The Board may establish permanent committees by a resolution of the Board for which notice of motion has been given at a previous regular meeting and for which a majority of Board members have voted in the affirmative and each such committee shall remain until dis-established.

Membership and terms of reference of such committees shall be approved and/or amended by the Board and such terms shall be attached as addendums to these bylaws.
6.4

 

 

 

Ad Hoc Committees Various ad hoc committees may be established by motion of the Board to deal with special matters before the Board.  A committee may have any number of members, and suggestions for membership shall be sought from Board members at regular or special meetings.

The Board shall appoint members to ad hoc committees and the first one named shall be the Chair who shall call the first meeting.

The Chief Executive Officer or designate shall be the secretary of all ad hoc committees and shall do all those things necessary to further the work of the committee and he shall appoint a stenographer as necessary.

The Chair, or in the Chair’s absence, another member of the committee, shall report to the Board as required.

Upon completion of its assignment, an ad hoc committee shall be discharged by motion of the Board.

7.

REVIEW AND AMENDMENTS TO BY-LAW

7.1 Review Revision to any of the guiding authorities (Public Libraries Act, other legislation, Board Governance policies) may necessitate a review of these bylaws.
7.2 Amendments Any of the clauses of this bylaw may be repealed or amended at a regular or special meeting of the Board by motion provided that a majority of members of the Board present and voting, vote in the affirmative and that notice has been given at a previous meeting and recorded in the minutes which have been distributed to Board members.
7.3 Effective Date These bylaws are effective at the time of approval by Board motion.

8.

CHANGE CONTROL

8.1 Adopted February 17, 1982
8.2 Amended

Amended December 15, 1982.  (3.10)
Amended June 13, 1984.  (9.3, 10.2, 10.3, Addendum 1)
Amended February 20, 1985.  (3.10)
Amended October 16, 1985.  (Public Libraries Act, 1984)
Amended December 20, 1989  [Board Motion: L89/153]
Amended November 14, 1990 [Board Motion: L90/102.1]
Amended November 16, 1994 [Board Motion: L94/97]    
Amended June 19, 1996 [Board Motion: L96/93)
Amended November 13, 1996 [Board Motion: L96/138]
Amended February 26, 1997 [Board Motion: L97/15]
Amended January 27, 1999 [Board Motion: L99/05)
Amended October 25, 2000 [Board Motion: L00/95.6)
Amended November 29, 2000 [Board Motion: L00/106/4]
Amended October 25, 2006 [Board Motion:  L06/42.1]
Amended November 19, 2008 [Board Motion:  L08/55]
Amended December 17, 2008 [Board Motion:  L08/65]
Amended November 20, 2014 [Board Motion:  L14/66.1]

 

 

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Management Team

Management Team
 
Michael Ciccone
Email: michael.ciccone@lpl.ca
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Librarian
519-661-5143
 
Emily Schinbein
Director, Financial Services
519-661-4600 x5144
 Nancy Collister
Email: nancy.collister@lpl.ca
Director, Customer Services & Branch Operations
519-661-5100 x5136
 Anne O'Sullivan
Email: anne.o'sullivan@lpl.ca
Manager, Customer Services & Branch Operations
519-661-5100 x5134
 Chelsie Abraham
Email: chelsie.abraham@lpl.ca
Manager, Customer Services & Branch Operations
519-661-5100 x7501
 Elizabeth Sutter
Email: elizabeth.sutter@lpl.ca
Manager, Customer Services & Branch Operations
519-661-5100 x7502
 
Ellen Hobin
Email: ellen.hobin@lpl.ca
Manager, Communications
Media Contact
519-661-6403
 Craig Ashby
Email: craig.ashby@lpl.ca
Manager, Facility Services
519-661-5100 x5158
 Jon Macdonald
Email: jon.macdonald@lpl.ca
Acting Director, Information Technology Services
519-661-5100 x6465
 

Kristen Loblaw
Email: kristen.loblaw@lpl.ca
Administrator, Volunteer Services
519-661-2300

  

Meeting Schedule

Public session begins at 5:30 pm (unless otherwise noted). 

COVID 19 UPDATE: Meetings will be held online using Zoom, with a link to register in advance, until further notice.

Upcoming meeting dates for 2022 are:

Date
Time

January 20

On Zoom

February 17

5:30pm

March 24

5:30pm

April 21

5:30pm

May 19

5:30pm

June 23

5:30pm

September 22

5:30pm

October 20

5:30pm

November 17 (if needed)

5:30pm

December 8

5:30pm

Reports, Minutes and Agenda


January 2010

January Agenda

6A Children and Youth Services Update
7A LPL Strategic Alliances Assumptions and Guiding Principles
7B Annual Agenda
7C Signing Authority
8A Events of Interest
8B Draft February Agenda
8C Friends Report to Board of Control
8D Good Government Act
8G Letter from Sheree Mahood, Ministry of Training Colleges & Universities
8H Family Literacy Day January 30

January Minutes

February 2010

February Agenda (note: Public session will start at approximately 6 pm following an in-camera session)

6A Friends of the London Public Library Donation
7A Access to Information and Privacy Policy
8A Events of Interest
8B Draft Agenda March 26, 2010
8C Historic Sites Committee December Minutes

February Minutes

March 2010

March Agenda

7A Strategic Alliances Policy (pdf)
7B Balanced Score Card Report 4th Quarter 2009 (pdf)
7C Museum London Artwork (pdf)
7D Governance Task Force Update (pdf)
8A Events (pdf)
8B Draft Agenda April 22, 2010 Meeting (pdf)
8C Correspondence from Vito Norejko (pdf)

March Minutes

April 2010

April Agenda

7A Collections Management Policy
7B 2011 LPL Budget Guiding Principles
7C Governance Task Force Response
8A Events of Interest
8B Draft May Agenda
8C Historic Sites Committee Minutes Feb.3, 2010
8D Letter from C Saunders regarding 2010 Operating Budget
8E Service Based Budget Format 2011 and Beyond

April Minutes

May 2010

May Agenda

7A Balanced Scorecard Report 1st Quarter, 2010
7B 2011 LPL Operating Budget Update
7C Financial Update Final Audited 2009 Financial Statements
7D Financial Statements to April 30,2010
7E Employment Resource Centres Service Agreement Extension
7F Southern Ontario Library Service SOLS Trustee Council meeting
8A Events of Interest
8B Regulars to Miss Tiny Library, LFP, May 7, 2010 (paper version only)
8C London PL’s Solar Power Project, Ontario Snapshot, OLA Access, Spring, 2010 (paper version only)
8D What are London’s Most Checked Out Library Books, London Citylife, May, 2010 (paper version only)
8E Draft Agenda June 24, 2010
8F CNIB Library Partners Program
8G Internet - Communications From Media (paper version only)

May Minutes

June 2010

June Agenda


6B London Public Library Friends Donation
7A London Public Library Policy Framework Update
7B Means Policies Services Lending Services
7D 2011 LPL Budget Targets and Timelines
7E Harmonized Sales Tax
7F Workplace Violence and Harrassment Prevention
7G Summer Authority
8A Events of Interest
8B September 23rd, 2010 Draft Agenda

June Minutes

August 2010

Agenda, August 10th, 2010

7A -LPL 2011 Operating Budget
7B - LPL 2011 Capital Budget with Forecasts for 2012-2020
7C - North London Community Recreation Centre YMCA and Library
8A - Events of Interest to Library Board Members
8B - Letter from Margaret McGrory Executive Director CNIB
8D - North London Community Centre
8E - Letter to Friends of LPL on the Occassion of the 5th Anniversary of the Library Store

August Minutes

September 2010
Agenda, September 23, 2010

7A 2010 - 2013 LPL Strategic Plan Draft
7B Policy Development and Review
7C Fines and Fees Policy: Assumptions and Guiding Principles
7D Financial Update: Financial Statements up to August 31, 2010
7E LPL 2009 Fund Development

7G Balanced Scorecard Report, 2nd Quarter
7H Staff Training: Practicalities

7I Ratification of Summer Business

8A Events of Interest
8B Draft Agenda, October 2010
8C Letter from C Saunders
8D Letter from C Saunders

September Minutes

October 2010

Agenda, October 28, 2010

7A Strategic Plan 2010-2013 - to be distributed
7B Monetary Charges Policy
7C Policy Review
7D Libro Library Road Show Summer Events and TD Summer Reading Club
7E Lambeth Branch Library Capital Renewal Project
7F Naming of the Northeast Branch Library
7G Plaque to recognize The Farmers Advocate
8A Events of Interest
8B Draft Agenda November 25, 2010
8C Correspondence from Sherree Mahood
8D Correspondence from B. Westlake Power
8E Historic Sites Minutes

October Minutes

November 2010

Agenda November 4, 2010

Tender 101 Project BB2010 Beacock and Byron Library Repairs
Minutes November 4, 2010

Agenda November 25th, 2010

7A 2011 Budget - verbal
7B Internet Service Policy Annual Review

7C Policy Review
7D Balanced Score Card Report 3rd Quarter 2010
8A Events of Interest
8B Regulation of Smoking Infront of Entrances to Public Buildings
8C December 16, 2010 Draft Agenda

November 25 Minutes

December 2010

Agenda December 16, 2010

10A Strategic Plan Year One Annual Plan
10B Year End Budget Recommendation
10C Health and Safety Commitment Statement Annual Review
10D Hours of Service
10E Board Meeting Schedule 2011
10F Committee Appointments 2011
10G Ontario Library Association Conference
10H 2011 Operating Budget
11A Events of Interest
11B Draft Agenda - January 27, 2011

December Minutes

 

All reports are in pdf format unless otherwise noted. If you cannot view these documents, download Adobe Acrobat Reader. You may also view copies of all reports available at all library locations.

Board Reports 2007 - 2008

January 2007
2007 Budget
Committee Appointments
Knowledge Ontario
LPL Service Excellence Model
LPL Service Excellence Appendix
Means Policies
Policy: Financial Management for Fund Development
Policy: Intellectual Freedom

February 2007
2006 BSC Projects
2006 BSC Projects: appendix 1
2006 BSC Projects: appendix 2
2007 Project Priorities
2007 Project Priorities: appendix 1
2007 Project Priorities: appendix 2
Events of Interest to Board Members
Historic Sites Plaque
Means Policies
Means Policies - Authority for the Summer
Means Policies - Delegations
Means Policies - Diversity
Means Policies - Financial Management
Means Policies - Friends
Means Policies - Race Relations

March 2007
Signage and Branding
Board Event Calendar
Human Resources and Organizational Development
Pond Mills Branch Facelift

April 2007
Board Events Calendar
Financial Statement
Friends Donation
Services to Socially Excluded Londoners

May 2007
Audited Financial Statements
BSC Report
BSC Report Appendix
Event Calendar
Historic Sites
Historic Sites Strategic Plan
Internet Policy
Sustainability Project

June 2007
Budget 2008
Budget 2008 Appendix I
Budget 2008 Appendix II
Event Calendar
Literacy
Re-Branding
SOLS

September 2007
Delegation Policy and Process
Events
Financial Statements
Financial Statements Appendix
Friends Donation
Internet Policy Review Monitoring
Internet Policy Review Project Background
Marketing Update
Service Excellence

October 2007
2008 Sustainability Business Case
Sustainability Board Report Cover
BSC Metrics
BSC Metrics Appendix I
BSC Metrics Appendix II
BSC Metrics Appendix III
Budget 2008
Budget 2008 Appendix
Central Library Service Model & Space Plan
Events
Masonville
Northeast Community Centre & Public Library

November 2007
Internet Filtering Report
Internet Filtering Report App. A
Internet Filtering Report App. B
Internet Filtering Report App. C
Internet Filtering Report App. D
(Available in hard copy only at Central Administration. Contact Jan White 519-661-5145 for a copy.)
Internet Filtering Report App. E
Internet Filtering Report App. F
Internet Filtering Powerpoint Presentation
Accessibility for Library Users with Disabilities Policy Recommendation
Accessibility for Library Users with Disabilities Policy
Community Engagement
Delegation Policy Cover Report
Delegation Policy
Draft December Agenda
Events

December 2007
BSC Metrics
BSC Metrics Appendix A
Board Meeting Schedule 2008
Budget Year End Recommendations
Committee and Other Appointments 2008
Delegation Policy
Delegation Policy Report
Events
Imagine Campaign Annual Appeal
Imagine Campaign Appendix A
Museum London Artwork

January 2008
Anonymous Letter
BSC Project Priorities 2007
BSC Project Priorities Picture 2007
Darrel Skidmore Tribute
Draft Agenda February 2007
Events of Interest
Historic Sites Committee Minutes
Jean Dorey Letter
Library Development Charges Study 2008: Overview
Review of LPL Sustainability Case: Old East Village Community Association
Sam Trosow Letter
Service Excellence Model - Literacy: SRP and Summer Read Report

February 2008
BSC Project Priorities 2008
BSC Fourth Quarter Cover Report
BSC Fourth Quarter
Events of Interest
Fund Development
Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness Update
Library Development Charges (DC) Review 2008: Capital Project Submissions
Press Clippings
Draft Agenda March 2008

March 2008
2008 Information Technology Projects
AskON Virtual Reference Report
Events of Interest
Friends of the Library Donation
Historic Sites Minutes January 2008
Letter from Daisy Wright
Draft Agenda April 2008
Press Clippings

April 2008
Business Continuity Plan Cover Report
Business Continuity Plan Policy
Employment Resource Centres: Service Agreement
Events of Interest
Financial Statements
Financial Statements Trust Funds
Fund Development Update - Reading Garden
May Draft Agenda
Southern Ontario Library Service Trustee Council

May 2008
Board Delegation Cover Report
Board Delegation Policy
Carson Branch Library
Events
Financial Statement Report
Financial Statements
Historic Sites Minutes
June Agenda DRAFT
Library Mobile
Marketing Update
Museum London
Northeast Branch

June 2008
BSC Report
BSC Metrics Report
Budget 2009
Bylaw Amendment - Election of Officers
Delegation Request - Sam Trosow
Events of Interest
Fund Development Report - Imagine Campaign
Fund Development Report - Appendix A
Public Computer Use and Internet Access Policy Update
River Project
September Agenda Draft
Summer Authority

September 2008
BSC Report 2nd Quarter
BSC Metrics Report 2nd Quarter
Blackout Challenge Letter to Mayor
Board Trustee Position Description
Delegations and Public Participation Policy Cover Report
Delegations and Public Participation Policy
Events of Interest
Financial Statements to August 31, 2008 Cover Report
Financial Statements to August 31, 2008 Appendix
Financial Update Tangible Capital Assets
Financial Update 2009 Operating and Capital Budgets
Financial Update 2009 Operating and Capital Budgets: Appendix I
Financial Update 2009 Operating and Capital Budgets: Appendix II
Letter from Jo Deslippe
LIS Scholars at Work by Samuel E. Trosow
October 15 Agenda, Draft
Ontario Public Library Week Celebrations
Ratification of Summer Business
Strategic Plan Status Cover Report
Strategic Plan Status Table

October 2008 
Accessibility Plan for 2009
Accessibility Plan - Appendix D
Award Winning Projects - Rotary Reading Garden
Board Executive Formation of Ad Hoc Committee
Events of Interest
Library Board Response to Governance Task Force Recommendation
Library Settlement Project
November Agenda, Draft

November 2008
Corporate Kilometrage Rate
December Agenda, draft
Delegations and Public Participation Policy
Events of Interest
Federation of Ontario Public Libraries - Advocacy
Internet Service Research Report - Open Source Filtering
Letter re: Library Board Appointment
LPL Internet Service Policy (under implementation)
Ontario Public Library Week - Review
Western Fair Media Release

December 2008
BSC Report 3rd Quarter 2008
BSC Metrics Report 3rd Quarter 2008
2008 Year End Budget Recommendation
Budget Report 2009
Budget 2009, draft
Committee Appointments 2009
Events of Interest
Historic Sites Minutes October 8, 2008
January 2009 Agenda, draft
Libro Library Road Show
Service Excellence - Children's and Youth Servces Update
Schedule Board Meetings 2009

All reports are in pdf format unless otherwise noted. Copies of all reports are available at all library locations. To request a copy of a report, contact: Jan White - Executive Assistant (519) 661-5145 jan.white@lpl.ca

Reports 2009

January 2009

Accessibility for Users with Disabilities Customer Service Policy Cover Report
Accessibility for Users with Disabilities Customer Service Policy
Cleaning of Central Branch
Computer Use Policy
Downtown Master Plan
Events of Interest
February Agenda, draft
Friends Budget Presentation to Council
Kipps Lane Community Needs and Baseline Survey
Letter to G. Hopcroft re: Employment Ontario Transformation
LPL Procurement Policy Assumptions and Guiding Principles

February 2009
Employment Resource Centres
Events of Interest
Friends of the Library
Historic Sites Committee Minutes
Records Management Policy Assumptions and Guiding Principles
March Agenda, draft
Tender Cleaning of Branch and Central Libraries March 2009
Agenda
RFP 09-01 Security Services LPL
Balanced Score Card Report 4th Quarter 2008
CEO Performance Appraisal Ad Hoc Committee
Events
Friends Donation March 26, 2009
Hours of Service 2009
Letter from K Bain re 2009 Operating Budget
Letter from K Bain re non union personnel costs
Letter from K Bain re unioned personnel costs
Letter from Steve Peters, MPP re ERC's
Planning Library Board 2009 Annual Agenda 
Draft Agenda April 23, 2009 

April 2009
LPL 2010 Capital and Operating Budget: Guiding Principles
City of London Service Based Budget Model
Consent Item 8D
Consent Item 8E
Consent Item 8F
Earth Hour 2009
Events of Interest
Historic Sites Committee Plaques
Infrastructure Stimulus Fund
May 28, 2008 Agenda, Draft
Procurement Policy

May 2009
2010 Capital Budget Integrated Library System Business Case

2010 Operating Budget Collections Sustainability Business Case
Annual Agenda Update
Balanced Scorecard Report 1st Quarter
Draft Agenda June 2009
Events of Interest
Consent 8D
Financial Update Statements to April 30, 2009
Fund Development Imagine Campaign
Library Settlement Partnership Update
Service Based Business Plan
Serving Socially Vulnerable Populations
SOLS Trustee Council Meeting

June 2009 June Agenda

2010 Capital Budget Facilities Renewal
2010 LPL Operating Budget
Consent Item 8A
Consent Item 8C
Consent item 8D
Consent Item 8E
Friends of the Library Donation
Library Terrace Renovation
Public Art Policy
Records Management Policy
Service Excellence
Summer Authority

June Minutes

August 2009 August Agenda

2010 Operating Budget
2010 Capital Budget
Employment Resource Centers Service Agreement Extension

August Minutes


September 2009

September Agenda

Annual Agenda
Balanced Scorecard Report
Community Engagement FIMS
Consent Item 8A
Consent Item 8B
Consent Item 8C
Consent Item 8D
Consent Item 8E
Consent Item 8F
Consent Item 8G
Consent Item 8H
Consent Item 8I
Consent Item 8J
Financial Statements to August 31, 2009
Strategic Plan Update
Partnership Proposal with Burundi Library
Ratification of Summer Business: Landon Roof Replacement

September Minutes

October 2009

Correspondance Internet Service Policy
Events of Interest
Friends of the London Public Library Constitutional Amendments
Letter from James Moore
Letter from LM Rowe re: Internet Filtering
Letter from Vito Norejko
London Public Library Accessibility Plan
November 26, 2009 Draft Agenda
Presentation from Rotary
Smoking at the Dundas Street Entrance of the Central Library
Tangible Capital Assets Update

October Minutes

November 2009

2010 LPL Operating Budget
8A Events
8B Letter from Andrew Locke
8C Letter from M Aileen Carroll
8D London's Community Engagement
8E Correspondance regarding Internet Service Policy
8F December 17, 2009 Draft Agenda
8G Letter from John Teskey
AskON Virtual Reference Service Update
Confidentiality of Personal Information
Internet Filtering Software Update
Internet Service Policy Annual Review
Wolf Performance Hall

November Minutes

December 2009

9A  Balanced Scorecard Report 3rd Quarter
9B 2009 Budget Year End
9C Health and Safety Policy Annual Review
9D Carson Branch Library Capital Refurbishment
9E Glanworth Branch Accesssibility
9F Hours of Service 2010
9G Committee Appointments
9H Board Meeting Schedule
10A Events of Interest
10B Draft Agenda January 2010
10C Historic Sites Committee Minutes
10D Letter from David Allen
10E 2010-2011 Budget Timetable

December Minutes

Reports, Minutes and Agendas

September 2012 Board Minutes, Reports and Agenda

Agenda: September 20, 2012

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Fines and Borrowing Periods

London Public Library no longer charges overdue fines

No overdue fines will be charged on materials returned past the due date. If an item is more than 42 days overdue the replacement cost of the material will be charged to the patron’s card. Once the item is returned then the replacement cost will be waived and no overdue fines will be charged. The Library uses the services of a Collection Agency and outstanding accounts may be referred to that Agency.

How to Pay Replacement Costs

Payment for replacement costs can be made at any London Public Library location. Debit, MasterCard, Visa and American Express are accepted at all locations except for Glanworth. Payment may also be made online through My Account using your Visa, Mastercard or American Express credit card, or PayPal account.

Lost or Damaged Items

Cardholders will be charged a replacement cost for lost or damaged items.

The Library does not accept donations of materials in lieu of replacement costs.

Loan Period
  • Materials are generally loaned for a period of 28 days
  • High demand materials are loaned for 14 days
  • Book Club in a Bag, 42 days
  • eBooks, up to 21 days
  • eAudio, 21 days
  • eVideo, 3 days
  • WiFi Hotspots, 21 days
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  • Materials taken out at one location may be returned to ANY library location
How to Return Items

Each location has a materials return chute which is open whenever the library is closed except for Cherryhill and Sherwood branches (chutes only available during mall operating hours). The Central Library has two return chutes; an exterior one located beside the entry doors facing Dundas St. and an interior one located in the wall beside the library windows facing the Citi Plaza courtyard.

Please note that board games and musical instruments must be returned to the location from which they were borrowed during open hours, not through the return chute.

Renewing Items

Items are automatically renewed 3 days before the due date unless there is an outstanding hold on the item or it has been renewed 3 times. Patrons will receive a courtesy email notice to let them know which items have been renewed. Patrons can also call the Library at 519-661-4600 to check the status of items on their account

Fine Free

Your Library is now Fine Free!

On November 26, 2020, London Public Library marked 125 years of dedicated library service to our community and celebrated by permanently ending the practice of charging overdue fines!

We believe that each and every member of our community should be able to use the Library freely and fully, with dignity and without fear of overdue fines, regardless of their financial status. We felt that there was no better way to honour London Public Library’s past than to clear the path for thousands of Londoners to come back to their Library without the barrier of overdue fines.

The Details

Effective immediately, all outstanding overdue fines have been removed from all Library accounts and overdue fines will no longer be charged when items are returned. We understand that sometimes life gets in the way and we don’t want overdue fines to keep you from using all the great Library resources available to you and your family.

You still need to return your Library items as soon as you can so that others may use them. Library collections are a resource that we share as a community. If Library items are not returned after a period of time or are lost or damaged, replacement charges will still apply. We will continue to send reminder notifications about due dates and have introduced automatic renewals to make it easier for you to manage your Library items and account.

Use outdoor return chutes at any location to bring back any overdue items you may still have at home and we'll clear your account of all fines and charges, no questions asked! Use the outside return chute at any library location to return items and you will see your account cleared shortly after.  Call, email or visit us to check your account or use My Account online.

Further details can be found on our Borrowing page.

We’re here to help. Feel free to call or email so we can help you get back to using your Library! See what services are currently available at your library here.

(519) 661-4600

info@lpl.ca

Celebrate a New Beginning

If you’re feeling inspired by this fundamental change to library service, we’d ask you to consider “paying it forward” by making a donation to our New Beginning campaign. Your gift, no matter how small, will help us remove barriers and increase access to valuable Library resources, programs and services at this challenging time for so many in our community.

Donate Today
Background

On September 24, 2020, the London Public Library Board unanimously approved a recommendation to the Library’s Lending Services Policy that eliminates overdue fine charges for library materials and waives all overdue fines currently owed.

Many libraries in Canada and the United States have gone or will be going fine free. At their core, public libraries are advocates and instruments for the removal of barriers to knowledge, learning and literacy through the services they offer. However, there is now the recognition that libraries themselves have created a long-standing barrier to library services in the form of overdue fines.

In London right now, there are more than 10,000 members of our community that are not able to borrow or use Library resources because of fines owing on their Library accounts. When we look closer, we see that this disproportionately impacts our most vulnerable neighbourhoods and community members.

From a financial perspective, overdue fines were a sustainable source of additional operating revenue, but that is no longer the case, due to the growth of digital collections use and the resulting revenue potential decreases. Additionally, it is estimated that the collection of fine payments by staff is a net loss.

Libraries that have eliminated overdue fines have continued to see Library items consistently returned and have also seen an increase in borrowing. There are many people who are hesitant to visit the Library due to the fear of fines. Eliminating overdue fines helps ensure that all members of our community can access the resources, services and collections available to them at their Library.

Holds and Renewals

Placing Materials on Hold

You may place holds by accessing your account through this web site, in person at any location, by phone 519-661-4600 (please be prepared to provide the number on your library card number). You will be notified

  • by email if you provided your email address to us when you registered for or updated your library card OR
  • by telephone (if you didn't provide your email address to us when you registered or updated your library card) via London Public Library's automated voice system when the reserved materials are ready for you to pick up.

These items will be held for you for 5 days. There is a limit of 60 holds per card.


 

 


Freezing your Holds

Going on vacation and don't want to lose your place in the hold list? You have the option to "freeze" your holds. Freezing the hold means that you will be passed over each time the hold comes up, but your hold will remain in the queue. Remember to unfreeze your holds when you are ready to receive your holds again. The freeze will not work if the STATUS is "IN TRANSIT" or "Ready. Must pick up by..." or if you are already #1 in the hold list. Find out how.

Canceling your hold(s)

If you no longer need the items that you have placed on hold, you can go to your account (My Account) online, view your holds list and cancel the holds no longer required or call the library that is holding the item (the pickup location) and ask the staff to cancel the hold for you. By canceling holds you no longer need, the items become available for others to request and you have also saved staff time and resources!


Materials which may not be renewed

You may renew materials, except those which are:

  • Quick Picks
  • overdue items with fines over $5 (please telephone 519-661-4600 for assistance)
  • in high demand
  • on hold

How to Renew

Items may be renewed in person at ANY library location with your borrower's card, by accessing your account through this web site (see instructions) or by calling the library at 519-661-4600 (please be prepared to provide the number on your library card when telephoning). Renewable items can be renewed to a maximum of three times. Fines owing on library cards can affect your ability to renew materials.

Library Cards

Need a London Public Library card? Get a temporary account here to use our Digital Library.

If your Library card expired in 2020, or you have fines, you don’t need a temporary account - your Card will still give you access to our Digital Library.

London Public Library Card

While anyone may use many of the library materials and services while in the Library, having a Library Card enables you to do much more! With a Library Card, you may:

How much is a Library Card?
  • free to residents of the City of London and neighbouring Indigenous communities.
  • free to residents of Middlesex, Oxford and Elgin Counties (excluding the town of Woodstock) under reciprocal borrowing agreements. Residents of these counties must present proper address identification and a current County, Strathroy or St. Thomas library card.
  • UWO and Fanshawe students who live in London or the reciprocal counties are eligible for a free card.
How do I get a Library Card?

It's easy and just takes a few minutes! Visit your local Library with 2 pieces of identification, one with your current address.

The following are acceptable personal identification and must be accompanied by address identification:

Personal Identification

Address Identification (must be accompanied by personal ID)

  • Driver's licence
  • Membership card (Name listed on card) e.g. YMCA card
  • Credit Card  (Name listed on card and signed)
  • Passport
  • Immigration card
  • London Transit Commission bus pass
  • Employee Card (e.g.3M)
  • Student Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • Armed Forces card
  • Health Card
  • Ontario Identification Card
  • Social Insurance Card
  • Driver's licence
  • Hospital card
  • Realty tax bill in the name of the individual, not a company
  • Realty tax assessment notice in the name of the individual, not a company
  • Ontario Identification Card
  • Personalized cheque with address
  • Official rent receipt with address
  • Bill with address (including tuition bill)
  • Mailed, addressed envelope with recent post mark (1 month or less)(this can be an envelope you have mailed to yourself)

Borrowing privileges are granted by the London Public Library Board to applicants who provide proper identification, sign the borrower's card, and thereby take on the responsibility of following the rules and regulations of the library system. If you change your name, address, phone number or email please let us know. Remember to bring in proof of your new address.

Children's Library Card
Introducing our new library card just for children 12 years of age and younger (no minimum age limit). To get a card, visit any library location with a parent or guardian who will need to provide address identification (see above) and will sign the library card to accept responsibility for items borrowed. Your child can choose a special sticker to customize their new library card!
 
If your child has a regular library card, they can exchange it for free for one of our new children's library cards at any location.
 
Children's Library Cards are fine-free. There are not late fines on Children's Library Cards. Replacement charges for lost or damaged items may still apply.
NEW Educator Cards
Introducing our new, fine-free Educator Card that is available for anyone currently working at an education facility in the City of London or in the counties of Middlesex, Oxford and Elgin (with the exception of Woodstock). The primary goal of the Educator card is to provide teachers and early childhood educators with access to material that support their students in the classroom. This card comes with many privileges unique to your status as an educator and is intended for professional use only.
 
Details:
Those eligible for an Educator Card include:
  • K-12 classroom teachers in public and private schools
  • Early Childhood Educators
  • EarlyON Family Centre employees or afterschool program providers
  • People who meet this criteria from the surrounding Indigenous communities

We make it easy for you to provide an in-classroom rotating collection for your students to both foster a love of reading and offer supplemental curriculum support.

Educator cards enable you to borrow up to 60 children's and teen's materials for 6 weeks and place up to 60 holds with no late fines!

Educator cards expire every August.

Sign up for your Educator card at any London Public Library location now.

Simply show us your personal ID and proof of employment:

  • ID card
  • Business card
  • Paystub
  • Professional education organization membership card
  • Replacement charges for items will apply if they are not returned.

If you do not already have a London Public Library card for your personal use, we encourage you to apply. 

Temporary eAccount

I'm on the website right now and need a card to use the electronic databases or sign up for a program. What can I do?

Sign up for an eAccount. eAccounts can be used for three years, after which time you can renew the account by phoning or emailing the library (519-661-4600 or info@lpl.ca). eAccounts give you access to:

  • Register for our library programs and events through our Catalogue
  • Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks from the London Public Library Digital Catalogue
  • Access our online educational services, including educational videos with Lynda.com
  • Read the newspaper with PressReader
  • Look through your favourite magazines with RBdigital or Flipster
  • Browse our Information Databases
  • Learn new languages with Mango Languages

Once registered successfully, you will get a Library Account number and you will be able to log into your account immediately, so keep the number handy for your reference. This Library account is for your personal use only.

What if I don't live in London?

A person who is not a resident of the City of London and is not covered by the reciprocal borrowing agreement may be issued a subscription library card upon presentation of personal and permanent home address identification. The applicant must also supply a local London address, if available.

Subscription library cards are $10/ month to a maximum of $50/ year.

This fee is a household rate and allows cards to be issued to all family members occupying the same residence.

Can I update my Library Card Online?
You must update your card in person at any library location. You can, however, update your telephone# and email address on-line through “My Account”.
Library Cards for Students

I'm a teacher and I'd like to bring my class. How do I arrange for library cards for my students?

After arranging for your class visit with the library you will be visiting, print off the Library Card Application. Make copies and distribute to your students. Children 12 and under require a parent/guardian signature. Arrange to have the students return the completed forms to you and bring them to the library your class will be visiting at least one week in advance of your class visit. The library cards will be ready for your students at your visit. Please ask the librarian for more information.

Why does my Library Card expire?
To keep our customer records current, Library Cards expire every two years on your birthday. When your card is expired, you need to visit your local Library and we'll renew your card. 
Lost or Stolen Library Card

For your protection, contact the library immediately to report a lost or stolen library card so we can cancel the card. You are responsible for anything borrowed on your card until it is reported lost or stolen.

Limited Edition Library Card

Get your limited edition London Public Library card today!

Featuring the artwork of Tsista Kennedy, this special Library Card is being issued in recognition of London Public Library's new beginning!

Your Library is celebrating two milestones: the permanent elimination of overdue fines at London Public Library and 125 years of dedicated service to our community.

Replace your current Library card or get a new Library card, free of charge from any London Public Library location and explore all the great resources available for you to borrow in person or online.

It's the perfect time for a fresh start at your Library, knowing that overdue fines no longer will be charged. We still need you to return the items you borrowed so that others may use them and replacement charges will apply if items are not returned. But if you return your borrowed items, no late fines will be charged.

Did you lose your borrowed Library items or have old charges on your Library account?  Please contact us so that we can help you get back to using your Library!

tsista kennedy

Tehatsistahawi (Tsista) Kennedy is a Woodland-Style Artist belonging to the Anishnaabe and Onyota'aka nations. Tsista lives in London and has led art classes for youth at London Public Library. You can find Tsista Kennedy and his artwork on Instagram at tsista.kennedy.

Q & A with Artist Tsista Kennedy

What inspired your artwork for this special card? What visual message did you have in mind?

When I’ve been in the libraries in London, I always noticed kids playing and reading with their parents and I saw how the curious and playful spirits of the children would draw their parents and families to these places of knowledge and learning. I was taught that children are the future of our communities. I decided to use woodland-style florals in my artwork, all of which sprout and grow from the children, and to show how everyone is looking at the flowers, watching as they flow from the children and the place they hold in our communities.

I think a sense of community is one of the most important things folks can have in life. I’d feel that sense of community seeing the families being together at the library, or the young adults planted around tables with their faces buried in all kinds of books. I wanted to portray that feeling I’ve had every time I’ve taken a moment to observe the environment around me in one of London’s public libraries.

Tell us about your journey to becoming an artist. What motivated you to start expressing yourself through art and to continue on that path?

My journey started at whatever age I began doodling and drawing on my schoolwork, but when I was 13 years old, I sold my first piece of art. It was a snapping turtle that I’d accidentally drawn in the woodland style. I say accidentally because it was just a freehand drawing to me, but, upon later reflection, I realized it adhered to the aesthetic elements of the woodland style. I continued to work with this style after discovering that people liked my variation of it enough to hang it on their walls.

How have you grown as an artist since then, in the development of your style and in the vision you’re expressing to the world?

In the past six years, I have grown as an artist in ways that I would never have anticipated. I’ve had many amazing opportunities and accomplishments come my way through doing what I love, and I can only give thanks to my constant drive to experiment and learn from mistakes as a young artist. My own variation of the woodland style has certainly developed and changed since that initial snapping turtle done in 2014. I was able to make it distinctive to myself as an artist and incorporate design elements that made my artwork unique from other woodland-style artists.

Because I’ve reached a level of confidence in working in this style, I find it easy to express my perspective as an Anishnaabe Onyota’ka man through it. I create my artwork with a hope that people will see it and feel that they’re taking a glimpse through the perspective of me as a modern Indigenous person living in Canada.

Congratulations on becoming a father! What thoughts do you have on being at the beginning of your journey as a father?

Becoming a father is one of the most beautiful gifts of life I could ever be given and it’s taught me a lot about how a man should carry himself through life. My daughter is going on 10 months now and, with every new milestone she meets, I’ve come to understand why I’d always hear the words, “they grow up so fast,” from my relatives when I was a kid. As my daughter continues to grow, I look forward to passing on all of the knowledge I’ve gathered throughout my life to aid her in wandering through her own.

I can’t wait to read my daughter books and eventually see her reading one alongside me. I’d want to nurture her development to the best of my ability too, and I think that trips to the library together to bring some good books home will help in doing so.

Suggestions for Purchase

LPL orders all the bestsellers and popular titles you are looking for. However, sometimes a book takes off and we may have missed it. If so, please let us know.

Please do not suggest items that have not been published yet. Those suggestions are disregarded.

This form is intended only for items not already in our catalogue. Please check the Library Catalogue before making any suggestions.

Please set up a "Favourite Search" for your title in "My Account" and mark it for email if you wish to be notified if your suggested item is added to the catalogue.

An ISBN helps us find the exact item you want. Try looking up your item at Amazon.ca to find an ISBN number , or check the back of the book.

Personal information collected by London Public Library is done so under the authority of the London Public Library Board. This will be used in the process of the library’s business. Questions regarding the collection of this information should be directed to the CEO & Chief Librarian, London Public Library, 251 Dundas St., London, ON N6A 6H9.

To prevent automated submissions leave this field blank.

What Can I Borrow?

Instruments

musical instruments at London Public Library

Instruments are in the catalogue, just like books! Click on the buttons above to find instruments in the catalogue.
You can place a hold online, by phone, or with library staff at your local library branch.
Instruments can only be borrowed from Central Library and must be returned to Central Library.

Yes! We have 3/4 size guitars which are especially suited to children.

You will be charged the replacement value of that particular instrument. Ask us for more information.

We are not accepting donations of musical instruments.
JUNOS host logo
Musical Instrument Lending has been made possible through the generous support of the 2019 London JUNOS Host Committee, working with London Guitars.

Park Passes

Ontario Park Passes:

  • Can be found in the catalogue by searching 'Park Pass'
  • Holds can be placed on Park Passes and they can be picked up and returned at any location
  • Park Passes can be borrowed for 7 days and they can be renewed up to 3 times (for 1 week) as long as there are no other holds on them
  • There are no overdue charges but items will be billed if they are overdue. The replacement cost of the Parks Pass is $225.00
  • Park Passes can only be signed out on teen, post-secondary, adult or senior cards
  • Holds cannot be placed on Park Passes using a temporary eAccount, a Children's card or an Educators Card

UTRCA Passes:

  • Can be found in the catalogue by searching 'Park Pass UTRCA'
  • Holds can be placed on Park Passes and they can be picked up and returned at any location
  • Park Passes can be borrowed for 7 days and they can be renewed up to 3 times (for 1 week) as long as there are no other holds on them
  • There are no overdue charges but items will be billed if they are overdue. The replacement cost of the Parks Pass is $130.00
  • Park Passes can only be signed out on teen, post-secondary, adult or senior cards
  • Holds cannot be placed on Park Passes using a temporary eAccount, a Children's card or an Educators Card

Doing Business with the Library

Current Business Opportunities

For a complete listing of our current business opportunities, please click here

Recent Business Opportunities
Awarded Contracts
 
Information About Doing Business with the Library

London Public Library has many opportunities for doing business such as:

  • Request for Quotations (RFQs)
  • Request for Tenders (RFTs)
  • Request for Proposals (RFPs)

Procurement Policy (PDF)

Standard Terms and Conditions (PDF)

Questions?

Email us at procurement@lpl.ca or call (519) 661-5100 ext. 5144

Media Inquiries

Media inquiries should be directed to,

Ellen Hobin
Email: ellen.hobin@lpl.ca
Manager, Communications
519-661-6403

 

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Donate

child working on computer

Why Give?

For over 125 years, the London Public Library has provided high-quality relevant services through programs and collections that support learning, civic engagement, social support and healthy living for all Londoners. A global pandemic has reinforced just how much the community needs the Library. Thank you for supporting the Library during these challenging times. We are so grateful!

There are may ways you can support the Library:

Learn more about London Public Library annual reports, strategic plan and more.

A Book for Every Child

A Book For Every Child is a fundraising campaign by London Public Library during November and December. Books are distributed to over 6,000 children who would not otherwise own a book through over 40 London area social agencies and schools with low literacy rates. A Book For Every Child promotes awareness of the importance of books in a child's life, supports family literacy and has a direct and lasting impact on children.

Contact Us

London Public Library

Charitable Registration Number: 119024065RR0001

Address: 251 Dundas St., London, ON N6A 6H9

For more information about giving to your Library, please contact:

Linda McCrady

Fund Development Associate

(519) 661-5100 x5460

linda.mccrady@lpl.ca

Mail or drop off at any library location: a completed Donation Form (pdf)

Email our office at: donations@lpl.ca

Fax our office: 519-663-5396

At The Library

Exclusive author events in support of literacy and learning at your library.

Upcoming Events

Arlene Dickinson at the library tuesday march 31, 7pm wolf performance hall central library

Arlene Dickinson: At The Library

Arlene Dickinson, widely recognized for her role in the hit TV series Dragon's Den is coming to London!

Join us as Arlene Dickinson presents her new book Reinvention at the London Public Library. She will be interviewed by Dr. Tima Bansal.

A cash bar will be available provided by The Root Cellar.

Tickets are $25, $50 includes a copy of the book.

This event is a fundraiser for literacy and learning at your library. Supporting sponsor: Lazar Law

Date and Time

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

7PM

Location

Wolf Performance Hall

Central Library

251 Dundas St.

London, ON N6A 6H9

Get Tickets
on Eventbrite
reinvention book cover
About the Book

In Reinvention, Dickinson shares the blueprint for locating your sense of purpose, realistically evaluating your strengths, assessing opportunities outside your comfort zone, and charting a bold new path. Whether you have a big career dream to achieve, or you need to rebuild after a personal setback, this step-by-step plan for reinvention will help you change your own life—for the better.

About Arlene Dickinson

Arlene Dickinson is the General Partner of District Ventures Capital, a venture capital fund focused on helping market, fund and grow entrepreneurs and their companies, in the food and health space. She is a three-time best-selling author and accomplished public speaker.

/Arlene Dickinson
Dr. Tima Bansal
About Dr. Tima Bansal

Dr. Tima Bansal is a Professor of Sustainability and Strategy at the Ivey Business School. She founded and continues to direct Ivey’s Centre on Building Sustainable Value and the Network for Business Sustainability, a growing network of more than 8000 researchers and managers from nations around the world committed to advancing sustainable business. She has received significant accolades for her scholarship in business sustainability: most recently, in 2019, she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Past Events

Cythia Loyst at the Library, an after-hours party in the library
Spend an evening with Cynthia Loyst at London Public Library

January, 2020

From The Social co-host Cynthia Loyst, comes a deeply personal lifestyle book about how to take the guilt out of pleasure and get to the heart of what you need and want in all aspects of life—from family, home, and work to love and sex.

This event is a fundraiser for literacy and learning at your library.

Find your pleasure book cover
About the Book

Through her insightful anecdotes, Cynthia empowers women to revel in all of life's joys, even the messy ones. Filled with beautiful color photographs, Find Your Pleasure is a treat for the soul that you can devour in one go or savor in tiny bites.

This is a fundraising event to support literacy and learning at your Library.

Learn more about giving to your Library

Books Good Enough 2 Eat 2009

Books Good enough 2 eat 2 logoHere’s a great way to kick off your Friday evening... good food, good company, and a chance to eat your way through some spectacular edible works of literature and to support a great cause at the same time! Mark your calendars for April 3, 2009!

 

It’s Books2eat2, the second annual Library fundraiser for literacy in honour of International Edible Book Day.

Last year over 200 people ate their words and played with their food, enjoyed light refreshments, a cash bar and the music of the Fox Hunters Jazz Quintet. Auberge du Petit Prince won the coveted Edible Creation Crown for a spectacular recreation of its namesake, but all ten entries were a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach!


photographs from Books2Eat 2008

This year, join us from 6-8 pm, Friday, April 3, 2009 on the 3rd floor of the Central Library at 251 Dundas St. as food artists from around the city create edible books for you to see, sample and vote for!

Tickets are $25, available by calling 519-661-5122 or by visiting the Community Outreach and Programming Services office on the first floor of the Central Library.

 

2009 Books2Eat2 Competitors

Auberge du Petit Prince (2008 winner!)
Aroma Mediterranean Restaurant
Baked Greats
Braywick Bistro
Cakewalkers
Elegant Catering
Idlewyld Inn
Matt Allen
Melrose Bakery
Mythic Grill
The Little Red Roaster
On the Fork
Sweet Cakes London
The Black Shire Pub
Elegant Catering

Appetizer Sponsors

Bake Well
Barakat
Mykonos
Si Señor Restaurante

Sponsors

Arcturus
London Free Press
Rogers TV

Business Support and Sponsorship

Business Support and Sponsorship

London Public Library has always benefited from strong business support.

Whether companies are interested in making a significant gift to support programs and services, want to involve their employees in charitable giving or would like to encourage their customers to donate to London Public Library, we offer a wide range of giving opportunities.

Business sponsorship and support can take various forms.

A sponsorship of a London Public Library initiative will support a program, service or a special project that would not be possible without our community business sponsors.

A business partnership with London Public Library allows your company to maximize your charitable giving and demonstrates your commitment to enriching and improving our community to your stakeholders.

Gift In Honour Or In Memory

Make a meaningful gift in honour or in memory of someone special to you. Whether you are celebrating a birthday or anniversary, or recognizing a life lived, a gift is a significant gesture that benefits the London community now and in the future.

When a gift is made, we send an acknowledgement to the honoree or family to let them know you are thinking of them.

Our cards are also available at many local funeral homes.

Give Books & Materials

London Public Library is not accepting donations of books at this time

About Donating Materials

About Donating Materials

Your Library is pleased to receive your donations of gently used books and other materials. Donated items may be added to our collection or may be directed to the Friends of the Library to sell at their Annual Book Sale or in the Library Store at the downtown Central Branch.

How to Donate

Small numbers of donations may be dropped off at any branch location. Please contact the Friends of the Library at 519-661-2448 or friends@lpl.ca for information about donating larger volumes of materials.

Criteria for Donating Materials

When you're thinking about donating material, please consider whether it meets the following criteria.

We are unable to use:

  • books with broken bindings or pages, or sections missing
  • mouldy, damp books
  • books marked with highlighter or pen
  • paperbacks with yellowed or brittle pages
  • books with outdated information (e.g., health, law, computer or business books more than 2 years old)
  • encyclopedia sets or textbooks more than 5 years old
  • vinyl records
  • Reader’s Digest condensed books
  • old news magazines
  • any material copied from originals
  • computer software

We can use:

  • gently used, recently published books
  • adult, young adult, and children’s books
  • paperbacks and hardcovers
  • regular print and large print
  • bestsellers and recently published fiction & nonfiction
  • classics (in excellent condition please)
  • non-English language materials
  • newer popular magazines
  • recent National Geographic magazines
  • non-print materials
  • CDs, (please: no scratches)
  • DVDs
  • videos & cassettes

Have a Question?

We are happy to advise you! For more information, contact your local branch, or call our Telefact information line at 519-661-4600.

Give now


How to Word a Gift in Your Will

Your family comes first….London Public Library believes that a donor’s interests must come first when you are planning on giving a planned gift. 

Your Will can reflect your commitment to London Public Library.  The following sample wording options for structuring a bequest through your Will should help you establish a legacy that best suits your needs and wishes.  As always, it is important for your legal advisor to review when drafting your Will.

  1. I direct my Executors to give ____% of the residue of my Estate to London Public Library for use for highest priority needs as determined by the Directors of London Public Library.
  2. I direct my Executors to give to London Public Library the sum of $_____ to be used as highest priority needs as determined by the Directors of London Public Library.
  3. I direct my Executors to give to London Public Library the sum of $______(or___% of my residue) to be used for the purpose of (examples could include: enhanced collections, program and services, education or branch enhancements), provided that if such a purpose ceases to exist or ceases to be provided by London Public Library, then the legacy shall not fail but the Directors of London Public Library shall use such a legacy for a purpose which most closely resembles the purpose set out above.
  4. I direct my Executors to give to London Public Library _____________________(real estate, securities, etc.) for use where it is needed most as determined in the absolute discretion of the Directors of London Public Library.

Please Note

As our Library needs change from year to year and the Library world evolves into the future, it is appreciated if an “undesignated gift or highest priority needs gift” can be made.  If there are restrictions placed on your gift, they should be made generally and with some flexibility or an “out” clause, should the need no longer exist at the time of your death.

 

Many thanks for your support of London Public Library.

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Infinite Possibilities Creative Spaces Campaign

London Public Library has embarked on a $4.5 million revitalization of its downtown Central Library. The project involves the renovation of infrastructure and the development of new, purpose-built interior spaces that will help to launch new Creative Spaces and innovative programming,connect community members to a new suite of technology resources, foster intergenerational learning, and will create a more socially connected and vibrant city. The Library is reaching out to individuals, business, foundations and associations to help it raise the remaining $1 million needed to complete the project.

Learn more about the Infinite Possibilities Creative Spaces Campaign. Download PDF

DONATE TODAY with a one-time gift or monthly gift. You may also make a donation in honour or in memory of someone special.

Learn more about the Infinite Possibilities Creative Spaces Campaign. Download PDF Learn more about the Infinite Possibilities initiative: makeyourspace.ca

Legacy, Estate & Planned Gifts

London Public Library Board (Legal Name)
Charitable Registration Number is 11902 4065RR0001
251 Dundas St., London, ON N6A 6H9

If preparing for your future could include remembering London Public Library in your Estate plan, we would be very grateful. Legacy Gifts help to ensure our Library’s excellence for generations to come.  You may want to consider the following:

Gift in your Will

Thank you for considering a gift in your Will to London Public Library. Every gift in your Will makes a difference no matter how large or small.

  • With a bequest in your Will, you can create a future gift of a percentage of your estate or a specific amount of money
  • There is no immediate cost to you so you don’t have to worry that the gift will reduce what you have to live on
  • You can make a bigger gift than you could give during your lifetime
  • Gifts made in the Will can reduce or even eliminate final income tax that would otherwise reduce what you leave to your heirs

Sample Gift Language for Your Will (pdf)

Gift of RRSP/RRIF

By designating London Public Library as the beneficiary of your retirement funds you will receive a charitable tax receipt to offset any taxes owed. The gift would go directly to charity without being taxed.

Gift of Appreciated Securities/Stock

Donate appreciated securities such as stocks and bonds and eliminate capital gains taxes as well as benefit from a charitable tax receipt. This is one of the most tax effective ways to make a charitable donation. To make a gift of securities, use Gift of Securities Transfer Form (pdf) and please contact us.

Gift of Life Insurance

Giving a gift of life insurance is another way to make a gift with tax benefits. There are several ways to do this. For more information, contact Emily Schinbein (see below contact information).

When considering any estate gift, always consult your legal advisor, financial planner and/or your family members.

 

Contact Us

If you have chosen to include London Public Library in your Estate plan, please let us know as we would love to thank you personally.

Emily Schinbein, Director, Financial Services
Phone: 519.661.5100 X5144
Fax: 519.663.5396
emily.schinbein@lpl.ca

Employment

With a population of 383,822, London, Ontario is known as the Forest City and is located in the heart of southwestern Ontario, London. For more information about living in London, please visit the City of London’s web site.

With over 300 employees and 16 branches strategically located throughout the City, London Public Library not only delivers outstanding traditional library services (i.e. books), but offers a continuous stream of relevant programming for all ages, partners with community stakeholders and volunteers to enhance important services (e.g. newcomers, literacy), exposes the community to the latest in technology (e.g. digital labs, free wireless, computer access), and provides an open environment for community collaboration and gathering. We serve as a conduit to the London community and we’re committed to giving employees a great career experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce that is representative of the community we serve. To that end, we welcome applications from talented individuals with the required core competencies, education and experience.

Apply Online

Work Opportunities

Work opportunities are varied. We hire:

Librarians: Provide expert assistance in navigating the information highway, develop and deliver innovative programs and reach out to the community to ensure needs are met. A Master’s degree in Library Information Science is required.

Library Assistants: Provide reference assistance, program support and circulation services. A minimum of two years post secondary education is required.

Pages: Shelve returned books and other materials and ensure that the Library’s collection is kept in good order. This position would appeal to students who are looking to work on a temporary basis while going to school and gain valuable work experience.

 

Please scroll to the bottom to find online application form.  Note for current ads, check on the box "Jobs @ LPL" located on the top right corner of this page.

During a recruitment process, London Public Library will notify job applicants, when they are individually selected to participate in a selection process, that accommodations are available upon request in relation to the materials or processes to be used that takes into account the applicant's accessibility needs due to disability. London Public Library shall, when making offer of employment, notify the successful candidate of its policies for accommodating employees with disabilities.

Full Time, Part Time and Casual Positions

Most positions are generally filled internally; however, casual positions are posted externally on a frequent basis.

We welcome expressions of interest at any time and will retain all resumes for a period of six months.

London Public Library thanks you for your interest in the Library; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Apply Online

Use the form below to submit your application.

OR you may apply by sending your resume and cover letter,

By Mail:
Human Resources
London Public Library
251 Dundas St.
London, Ontario  N6A 6H9

Please use Microsoft Word, PDF or OpenOffice formats
Please use Microsoft Word, PDF or OpenOffice formats

Personal information collected by London Public Library is done so underthe authority of the London Public Library Board. This will be used in the process of the library’s business. Questions regarding the collection of this information should be directed to the CEO & Chief Librarian, London Public Library, 251 Dundas St., London, ON N6A 6H9.

Casual Library Assistant

Library Space is Community Place! A Richness of Resources! We connect people with information, services and content in the format of their choice, for a personalized Library experience.

JOIN US AS OUR NEW CASUAL LIBRARY ASSISTANT!

Are you interested in?

  • Providing excellent customer service to all patrons as a key customer service point of contact with members of the public interested in accessing London Public Library services;
  • Providing assistance with technology;
  • Providing information services, reference and referral services, as well as readers’ advisory services;
  • Assisting patrons in our lending services.

 

Do you have?:

  • Outstanding customer service skills;
  • A passion for the London community;
  • Knowledge and experience using technology such as: computer software, scanners, photocopiers, research databases, hand held devices such as iPads, e-readers, smart phones, our digital collection;
  • Enthusiasm, creativity, are outgoing, and a continuous learner;
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively;
  • The ability to work independently and in a team environment;
  • Two years post-secondary education;
  • The ability to work on an on-call, as needed, temporary basis throughout our 16 locations;
  • The availability to be able to work a minimum of 25 hours per week, including evenings and Saturdays, as requested.

 

Candidates are requested to submit a detailed resume outlining experience and qualifications by October 6, 2018 to: human.resources@lpl.ca
Please visit our website at: https://www.londonpubliclibrary.ca/employment
No phone calls please.

The London Public Library will provide accommodation to applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes upon request consistent with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the AODA regulations. Applicants for employment, who have been provided with a conditional offer of employment will be asked to provide, at his or her own expense, a satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check and/or Police Information Check, as applicable.

While we appreciate all applications received, only those invited for an interview will be acknowledged. Any personal information submitted will be managed in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used only to determine eligibility for employment.
We are an equal opportunity employer.

Friends of the London Public Library

Friends of the London Public Library logo silhouettes holding hands together
Friends news and information can be found on their website. Click button to view their website.
friendslondonlibrary.ca

Friends of the London Public Library is a volunteer organization that provides community support for our library system in London, including operating the Friends Book Store at Central Library and the Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale. Proceeds raised by Friends of the Library support value-added library programs and services.

Friends Book Store at Central Library

You'll find a great prices on a fantastic selection of used books, DVDs, magazines, puzzles and more for every age and interest at the Friends Book Store at Central Library. Debit and credit now accepted! The Store is located on main floor of Central Library (Citi Plaza side). Two hour parking validation is provided for those parked at Citi Plaza (bring your ticket to the Library's main desk).

Store Hours (August 2021)

Monday - Friday: 10am-3pm

Saturday: 11am-2pm

Closed on holidays.

Annual Book Sale 2021

Unfortunately, the Friends Annual Book Sale will not be held this year (2021), but the Friends are hoping to hold it sometime in 2022. The Friends appreciate your support and hope that you visit their Book Store at Central Library. In addition, watch for pop-up book sales, with dates and locations announced on the Friends website (friendslondonlibrary.ca) and on the Library's social media channels.

Contact the Friends

(519) 661-2448

friends@lpl.ca

251 Dundas St.

London, ON

N6A 6H9

friendslondonlibrary.ca

Events

Friends of the London Public Library coordinate and assist with:
LPL Annual Fall Book Sale
Annual Book Sale 2018
Friday, October 19: 9 am- 9 pm
Saturday, October 20: 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, October 21: 10 am - 4 pm
New Location: Centennial Hall (lower level), 550 Wellington St.
CASH ONLY

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Every October Friends of the Library holds a giant book sale. The sale offers a great assortment of books for all ages, as well as CDs, DVDs, VHS, audiobooks and magazines. There are also some specialty books and collectibles. All at bargain prices!

Friends of the Library takes donations of materials for the book sale all year round.

If you would like to donate items, please drop them off at your local branch library and let them know they’re for the Friends of the Library book sale, or, if you have several boxes, contact Friends to arrange for pick up.

Please review the materials donation guidelines.

Book Sale Girl

Volunteers are very important to the successful operation of the book sale. Friends invite you to participate. Call or email if you’re interested in being a volunteer at the sale.

As a thank you, volunteers are invited to the Preview Sale & Reception the night before the sale opens to the public.

Contact Friends:
Email: friends@lpl.ca
Phone: 519-661-2448 (please leave a voice mail with your contact information)

Speaking With Friends

Friends of the London Public Library annually hosts Speaking With Friends, their fundraising Lectures on Literature and Literacy series.

Authors reading and speaking at the event over the years have included Emma Donoghue, Peter Robinson, Maureen Jennings, Eleanor Wachtel and Bill Richardson.

A reception, book sale and signing are also part of the evening. Admission to Speaking With Friends is by donation.

Speaking With Friends is a fundraiser for Child and Youth literacy programs sponsored by London Public Library.

A Book For Every Child®

book for every child logo pictureFriends of the Library assist in the annual A Book For Every Child® campaign that runs in November and December. Friends coordinate the participation of local book stores (many offer discounts on books purchased for the campaign) providing them with campaign information, and collecting donated books to be delivered to the library.

Every year many people make the campaign a success: generous Londoners who donate to the campaign, staff at book stores, library staff and Friends of the London Public Library volunteers.

The A Book For Every Child® campaign distributes over 6,000 new books to local children through 46 London agencies that work with families in our community.

Donations to the A Book for Every Child Campaign®  can be brought to any library location all year round.

Find out more about Book for Every Child®
Jazz for the People

Jazz for the People

A very popular program, co-sponsored by the Friends and the Library, is Jazz for the People.

This free jazz concert series at the Wolf Performance Hall features local musicians and visiting guest musicians playing a wide range of jazz genres.

Look for concert dates and coming performers in the Library's event listings.

 

Join Us

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Some of our Volunteers
Joining Friends of the London Public Library means...
  • An opportunity to work with others to enhance library collections and programs
  • The satisfaction of working with others to contribute to the community, by supporting an important civic institution.
Benefits of Membership
  • Attendance at programs and events planned or sponsored by the Friends.
  • 10% discount at Oxford Bookshop when showing a current membership card.
  • 20% discount at the Library Store on Fridays, when showing a current membership card
  • Special preview night for volunteers at the annual booksale.
How can I become a Friend?
Just fill out the membership application. Mail it with your payment to the Friends office, or drop it off at your nearest branch.

Mail to:
Friends of the London Public Library
251 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
N6A 6H9

For more information: Email us at friends@lpl.ca or leave a message at the Friends office (519) 661-2448.

Library Store

About The Library Store

Managed and run completely by Friends of the Library volunteers, The Library Store sells new and gently used books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks and more. There are hundreds of different items to choose from, including fiction, non-fiction and children's materials. New inventory arrives weekly and every month The Library Store's special promotions are advertised at the store.

The Library Store is located at the Central Library in the Hudson's Bay Passageway. Proceeds from the store support special projects of London Public Library.

Location
Central Library
251 Dundas Street
519-433-1495
Store Hours

Hours of Operation

Days
Hours
Mondays to Thursdays10 am - 5:30 pm
Fridays10 am - 5 pm
Saturdays10 am - 4 pm
Sundays & HolidaysClosed

Please note that the Library Store may be closed or close early in the case of inclement weather.
You may call ahead to confirm Library Store hours:  519-661-4600.

Volunteering at The Library Store

Do you enjoy customer service and love books?

Are you comfortable working with cash, using a cash register, helping customers and unpacking and shelving books? 

Would you like to be part of a great volunteer team?

Even our Store Managers are volunteers!

The Library Store is looking for new volunteers.

Store volunteers work a weekly shift and work with one other volunteer.

Training is provided and you work with a great volunteer team.

We are looking for volunteers who are able to commit to volunteering for at least 6 months (with time off for holidays).

Interested?

Contact Kristen Loblaw

kristen.loblaw@lpl.ca
519-661-2300

tore Hours
Winter Hours (until June 23)
Monday - Thursday 10am - 6 pm
Friday 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Sundays - Closed
Closed Saturday Oct 6 and Monday Oct 8 for Thanksgiving holiday
Please note that the Library Store may be closed or close early due to inclement weather.  
You may call ahead to confirm Library Store hours:  519-661-4600

Function Spaces


Link to Wolf Performance Hall

Wolf Performance Hall

The Wolf Performance Hall, is a 370 seat state-of-the-art concert, meeting and theatrical venue.

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Meeting & Event Function Rooms

Whether you're hosting a Board, Corporate or Association meeting, Workshop or Information Sessions, the London Public Library is pleased to offer a variety of meeting and events rooms across the City of London

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Study, Community and Music Practice Rooms

Study, community and music practice rooms are also available for use and rent throughout the London Public Library System.

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Art Exhibits

The London Public Library is pleased to support London's art community by providing art exhibit space for free by artists and artists' groups.

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Art Exhibits

The London Public Library is pleased to support London’s art community by providing art exhibit space for free for artists and artists' groups

Exhibit spaces are available at the following locations:

  • Byron
  • Carson
  • Central
  • Cherryhill
  • Crouch
  • Lambeth
  • Landon
  • Masonville
  • Pond Mills
  • Sherwood

To book art exhibit space, please contact our Meetings & Events Services team at (519)-661-5120 or meetingsandevents@lpl.ca.

Click to view our Art Exhibit Policy.

Meeting & Event Function Rooms

Meet in your neighbourhood. Gather where your community is.

It’s not just a space. It’s where connections are made, ideas are shared and solutions and strategies are formed.

Whether you’re hosting a board, corporate or association meeting, workshop or information session the London Public Library’s Meetings & Events Services department can provide you with a variety of meeting and function rooms throughout the City of London.

Featuring

  • Over 50 function rooms, with capacities up to 120 participants
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Audio Visual equipment
  • Room rentals include tables and chairs


Request a Quote

For additional information, please contact the Meetings & Events Services team at 519-661-5120 or meetingsandevents@lpl.ca

Meeting Rooms

At branch libraries, the Renter is responsible for the set up and take down of furniture. Please read our Rental of Meeting Space Policy (pdf) and our Terms and Conditions (PDF)

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Beacock Branch

1280 Huron St

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Boswick Branch

501 Southdale Rd. W.

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Byron Branch

1295 Commissioners Rd W

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Carson Branch

465 Quebec St

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Central Branch

251 Dundas St

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Cherryhill Branch

301 Oxford St. W

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Crouch Branch

550 Hamilton Rd

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East London Branch

2016 Dundas St

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Jalna Branch

1119 Jalna Blvd

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Landon Branch

167 Wortley Rd

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Masonville Branch

30 North Centre Road

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Pond Mills Branch

1166 Commissioners Road E

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Sherwood Branch

#32 - 1225 Wonderland Rd. N

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Meeting & Event Function Rooms - Request a Quote

 
Are you interested in booking one of the London Public Library meeting rooms? Let our team help you bring your event to life. To ensure you're provided with an accurate quote, please include as much information about your event as possible.

Please note this is a quote request form only. Your booking will be confirmed once your deposit and signed rental agreement are received and processed.

 

:
Please note bookings are a minimum of 1 hour. Please allow time for set up and clean up.
Please note: set up included for all Central library bookings only.
Name
Organization name
Telephone number
Email address
Mailing address (for the contract)

 

 

Personal information collected by London Public Library is done so under the authority of the London Public Library Board. This will be used in the process of the library’s business. Questions regarding the collection of this information should be directed to the CEO & Chief Librarian, (link to ceo@lpl.ca email address) London Public Library, 251 Dundas St., London, ON N6A 6H9.

Study, Community and Music Practice Rooms

Study & Community Rooms

Study, community and music practice rooms are available for use and rent, throughout the London Public Library system. A valid form of identification must be provided when booking the music practice rooms. Rooms which are available in 2 hour complimentary blocks are  designed primarily for individuals and small groups for study and practice purposes.  Study and Community rooms may be reserved at no charge, up to one week in advance.  For other users, bookings will be subject to a nominal rental fee. Free study room use is limited to one 2 hour block of time daily; additional time may be provided at staff discretion.

Study, community rooms are available at:

Room with a table and chairs

Digital Pianos

Digital Pianos are available at the following branches:

Person playing piano

Click for our Terms and Conditions (PDF)

To book a study, community or music practice room or for additional information, please contact the specific branch, our Central Library at 519-661-4600 or our Meetings and Events Services team at 519-661-5120 or meetingsandevents@lpl.ca.

Wolf Performance Hall

Rent The Wolf

Concert hall, theatre, and meeting facility in downtown London

Whether you're making your musical or theatrical debut, sharing your story or presenting an idea, the secret to a great performance or presentation is connecting with your audience.

Wolf Performance Hall is ideal for hosting a variety of events including: lectures, conferences, meetings, theatre & musical performances, film screenings, fundraisers, recitals, and more.

Wolf Performance Hall's tiered seating, excellent sightlines and outstanding acoustics makes it one of London's most sought after intimate venues for performers and audience members alike.

Featuring:

  • Fully accessible 369 seat theatre;
  • 12,000 lumen laser projector;
  • Upstage and downstage motorized screens;
  • Intelligent moving head LED Lighting;
  • Digital mixing console and fully equipped sound system;
  • Motorized stage curtains;
  • Sprung stage floor;
  • Grand Piano;
  • Dressing rooms and green room;
  • Online ticket service and box office;
  • Complimentary Wifi;
  • Writing tablet at each seat.

For Box Office information or for more details about booking the venue, please contact The Wolf at (519) 661-5120 or thewolf@lpl.ca

Wolf Performance Hall - Request a Quote

Are you interested in booking or hosting an event at the Wolf Performance Hall? Let our Meetings and Events Services team help you bring your event to life. To ensure you're provided with an accurate quote, please provide as much information about your event as possible.
 
Please note this is a quote request form only. Your booking will be confirmed once your deposit and signed rental agreement are received and processed.
 
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Please note Hall bookings are a minimum of 4 hours. Please allow time for move-in, set up, rehearsal, sound checks, light programming and move-out.
If you are interested in hosting a conference or larger meeting, additional meeting rooms are located in close proximity to the Wolf Performance Hall.
Name
Organization name
Telephone Number
Email Address
Mailing Address (for the contract)

 

 

Personal information collected by London Public Library is done so under the authority of the London Public Library Board. This will be used in the process of the library’s business. Questions regarding the collection of this information should be directed to the CEO & Chief Librarian, (link to ceo@lpl.ca email address) London Public Library, 251 Dundas St., London, ON N6A 6H9.

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Teen Home | Great Reads | Body & Soul | Events | Homework Help | My Future

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Library Collections

""General Collection
Books | Music CDs | Movies and TV Shows | Magazines and Newspapers | Other Materials
""Digital Collection

Learn more about our Digital Collection.

""Book Club in a Bag
What is Book Club in a Bag? | How can I borrow a Book Club in a Bag | Borrowing Details | Book Club in a Bag Collection
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What's a Large Print? | Who is it for? | How many Large Print books does my Library have? | How do I find them? | Looking for more reading suggestions?
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Contemporary London Authors Collection

About the Collection | Inclusion Guidelines | More Information

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Described DVD

Described DVDs

""Caring Community Collection
About the Collection | Caring Community Collection Locations 
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London Room
About London Room | Genealogy | Recommended Genealogy Resource 
""Pedometers & Energy Monitors

Kill-A-Watt Energy Monitors | StepsCount Pedometers

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Quick Picks
About Quick Picks
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What are Talking Books? | Do I need special equipment? | Who is eligible? | How do I obtain access to these collections? | How do I receive Talking Books?
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Contemporary London Authors Collection

About the Collection

The Contemporary London Authors collection is a circulating collection of fiction, poetry and plays written by London, Ontario authors. The collection is located at the Central Library on the Second Floor.

Inclusion Guidelines

 Works of fiction, poetry, plays, as well as personal memoirs and biographies are eligible for inclusion in Contemporary London Authors collection. In addition,

  • You are currently living within the London, Ontario City limits. Visiting authors or temporary residents are not eligible for inclusion.
  • Your printed monographs (books) have been assigned an isbn (international standard book number) and were published in 2000 or later.
  • Book-length works of authors designated as writer-in-residence at a London institution are eligible for inclusion if the work is written during the residency.
  • A work is considered published only if it has been produced as a print (paper) monograph. Authors whose works have only been published digitally are not eligible for inclusion
  • The book has been written in French or English. Translation from or into other languages are not eligible at the present time.
  • Submit your book (and invoice, if applicable) in person to any London Public Library location.

London Public Library retains the right to make exceptions to any of the above guidelines.

More Information
For more information, call during operating hours 519-661-4600 (TTY 519-432-8835).  We look forward to hearing from you!

 

DAISY Books

What are Talking Books?
  • full-length recordings of popular fiction and non-fiction books on compact disc
  • wide selection including bestsellers, classics, popular fiction, romance, mysteries, westerns as well as nonfiction
  • located in the Visiting Library Service offices of the Central Library
  • produced and distributed by non-commercial organizations such as the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) for the exclusive use of individuals who are print-disabled.  For access to the CELA library collection, please visit their website at www.celalibrary.ca.
Do I need special equipment?

Talking books on compact disc are in the proprietary DAISY format and require free software to play on a computer or a special reading machine. DAISY discs may be played on a computer disc drive, newer CD players or Victor Readers, which may be borrowed for limited time periods.

Who is eligible?

To comply with Canadian law, access to Talking Books is restricted to residents of the City of London who have an inability to use standard printed materials because of perceptual, physical or learning impairment. Eligibility is defined by the Canadian Copyright Act and can include reasons such as blindness, neuromuscular diseases or dyslexia.

How do I receive Talking Books?

Print disabled clients can request DAISY books from the Visiting Library, as they would from any other branch collection. Eligible customers are welcome to visit and browse the selection of titles. The collection is also accessible from any location via the library catalogue and eligible library users may place holds via computer for pickup at any location. Monthly home delivery is also available within the city limits for those who are homebound and unable to get to the library via the Visiting Library service.

Visiting Library Service
251 Dundas Street
London, ON
N6A 6H9

519-661-6444

 

Described DVDs

Described DVDs
Described DVDs are not kept in a separate collection. The library does, however carry a selection of DVDs that contain described video content. To find DVDs with described video content search by material type DVD and keyword “Films for people with visual disabilities”.  Here is a list of items from our catalogue.

London Room - Local History & Genealogy Research

London Room resources are available by appointment only.

Appointments can be scheduled Monday to Thursday between 2-4pm. To schedule an appointment, email info@lpl.ca or call 519-661-4600 during Central Library hours.

About the London Room

The Ivey Family London Room is a research facility for genealogy and local history located at the Central Library. It contains a wealth of original and secondary source materials on the city of London and the county of Middlesex such as:

  • books
  • diaries & manuscripts
  • minutes
  • maps
  • photographs and other memorabilia
  • selected municipal documents

The London Room collection does not circulate. Take a look at recommended local resources.

We provide online access to images and indexes from the local history collection in the Ivey Family London Room Digital Collections. This is an ongoing project and new resources are always being uploaded.

Genealogy

For those conducting family history research, the Central Library has a vast array of genealogy resources.

Circulating books are located in the History area and a large number of reference materials are located in The London Room.

Collection emphasis is southwestern Ontario and includes:

  • census
  • cemetery transcriptions
  • vital statistics indexes
  • birth/marriage/death records
  • passenger lists
  • family histories
Recommended Genealogy Resource
Ancestry® Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition is one of the most important genealogical collections available today. It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas.

Recommended Genealogy Resource

Pedometers and Energy Monitors

Kill-A-Watt Energy Monitors

The Library is partnering with London Hydro to circulate Kill-A-Watt energy usage monitors.

What's an energy monitor?

It calculates the cost of energy consumed by an appliance.

How does it work?

Any 120V appliance that plugs into a standard wall outlet may be plugged into the monitor. The monitor gives a reading of energy consumption in kilowatt hours. Sample items you may test are refrigerators, tv's, freezers, computers, lamps, fans and more. Only non-120 V applicances, such as your stove or clothes dryer, cannot be tested. A booklet to calculate the cost of energy consumed by the appliance will circulate along with the monitor.

How can I borrow one?

Monitors may be borrowed for 3 weeks. To place a hold on a Kill-a-Watt monitor, type Kill a Watt as the title in our catalogue. Here's a direct link to the monitors in our catalogue.

StepsCount Pedometers

What's a pedometer?

A pedometer is a small device that you strap on your waistband. It counts every step you take.

How can I borrow one?

Pedometers may be borrowed for 3 weeks. They are available at every location of your Library. To place a hold on a pedometer, type StepsCount Pedometer as the title in our catalogue. Here's a direct link to the pedometers in our catalogue.

Quick Picks

About Quick Picks
Quick Picks are copies of bestselling fiction and nonfiction titles which are available on a first-come-first-served basis at all library locations. You’ll recognize them by the bright yellow “Quick Pick” label. They are prominently displayed in every branch and at the Central Library.

While all our regular materials are “holdable,” these supplementary copies of bestselling books do not appear in the library catalogue, and holds cannot be placed on them. To ensure a rapid turnover rate, Quick Picks go out on loan for just a week, and the overdue charge is $1 per day.

So if you’re waiting in the hold queue for some of your favourite authors, drop into any library location to see what’s right there for you to read in the meantime! And if you finish a book you’re also on hold for, please take a moment to cancel your hold and help the waiting line go a bit faster.

Library News and COVID-19 Updates

Current Updates

October 13 Update: Carson and Lambeth Branches will re-open with limited services on Tuesday, October 20, with their current hours of operation continuing.

 

October 1 Update: Interlibrary Loan Service has resumed. We will be working through the backlog of previous requests, which will take some time.
 
September 19 Update: Starting September 22, photocopiers will be available to use at all locations. 
September 15 Update: Landon Branch will re-open on Tuesday, September 22 with a Tuesday-Saturday schedule. Carson and Lambeth Branches will remain Outside Pick Up Service locations at this time.
September 8 Update: Central Library and Jalna Branch have re-opened.  See below for details about services at Central Library.

Picking up holds

Self-checkout

Using WiFi for up to 2 hours per day

By appointment access to London Room resources

Children's toys, games, technology and play areas

The Labs, including the audio recording Studio and Media Lab

In-person Library programs (available online)

Rotary Reading Garden

Additional information:

Return items using return chutes at Library entrances (Citi Plaza or Dundas Street). No returns inside Library.

The following areas of Central Library will be OPEN to the public:

Main floor washrooms along Passageway. (All other washrooms remain closed.)

Limited tables and seating

Self-checkout stations on main floor

London Public Library has made the difficult decision to keep Library meeting rooms, including the Wolf Performance Hall, closed to the public until the new year. Current and recommended health and safety directives around indoor gatherings mean that it is difficult to effectively operate and manage London Public Library's community meeting and event spaces system-wide. If you have booked space this year, our Meetings and Events Services staff will be following up with you. We apologize for any inconvenience this decision may cause and look forward to a return to room bookings and rentals in the future.

We will share updates here as Stage 3 plans for London Public Library's services and locations are confirmed in coming weeks. At this time, all buildings remain closed to the public, except for Pick Up and Computer Services at Central Library.

July 6 Update: Starting July 14, Pick Up and Return Services will launch at Carson Branch Library with specific hours.

June 22 Update: Pick Up Service for items on hold and a Public Computer Service pilot has launched at Central Library.

All Library items should be returned using the chutes on Dundas Street. Returns are not accepted inside.

You can now return your items (other than large items) using the return chutes at any location except for Glanworth. Return chutes at Central Library are located outside Dundas Street and Citi Plaza entrances (inside return chutes are not available). Large items (Book Club bags, Board Games, Leisure Kits) should be brought to one of our locations during service hours and not returned using return chutes.

 

Programs and Events

London Public Library has made the difficult decision to keep Library meeting rooms, including the Wolf Performance Hall, closed to the public until the new year. Current and recommended health and safety directives around indoor gatherings mean that it is difficult to effectively operate and manage London Public Library's community meeting and event spaces system-wide. If you have booked space this year, our Meetings and Events Services staff will be following up with you. We apologize for any inconvenience this decision may cause and look forward to a return to room bookings and rentals in the future.

We're offering a great range of online programs for adults, children and families. Find them on our Program page.

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Book Club in a Bag

Book Club in a Bag Collection

Click on a title below to see when it is available and to fill out the request form.
OR
Use the drop down menu to select the week you would like to pick up the bag. Click on the title to fill out the request form.
Please allow a minimum of five business days between requesting a title and its arrival at a branch location.

    Book Club in a Bag

    What is Book Club in a Bag?

    • a bag with 10 paperback copies of a book suitable for book club discussion
    • a large selection of titles
    • bags are on display on the third floor of the Central Library

    How can I borrow a Book Club in a Bag?

    • visit the 3rd floor of the Central Library, choose a bag and check one out, or
    • browse the online selection of available titles
    • call 661-4600 to have the bag set aside at Central or sent to your neighbourhood branch for pick up

    Borrowing Details

    • 6 week loan; no renewal
    • limit of 2 bags
    • use your London Public Library card to borrow the bags
    • all copies of the book must be borrowed and returned with the bag
    • overdue fines, $1/day, maximum $10

    Resources for Book Clubs

    Book Club Reader
    Reading group guides and other tools for book clubs can be found on this site from publisher Simon & Schuster.

    Book Clubs Resource
    Resources for "readers who love to talk about books". This site contains a guide to help "organize, run and moderate a successful book club." Includes links to online book clubs and discussion forums, and sites providing free discussion guides for specific works.

    Book Muse
    This site from the venerable Powell's Books does require free registration, but provides great resources for book groups. It offers in-depth Muse notes: discussion questions, commentaries, author bios, lists of prizewinning books and tips for book groups.

    BookClubs.ca
    Looking for your next book club book? This site has lots of recommendations, plus reading guides, author info and a detailed guide on how to start and run a book club.

    Canada Reads
    The Web site for the popular CBC Radio program. Find out about the contenders, winners past and present, and the panelists. You can also have your say.

    Canadian Book Clubs
    How to start a book club, and how to join a book club are just a few of the tips you’ll find on this great website.

    Oprah's Books
    Find Oprah's latest pick, as well as a list of her previous book club choices. There is also information on books profiled, on the show and in the magazine, and a list of Oprah's personal favourites.

    Overbooked
    Overbooked is "a Web site for ravenous readers". It offers a wealth of annotated booklists on various themes and genres, as well as starred reviews, new and notable books, Web links and suggested reading.

    Penguin Reading Guides
    Find reading guides, recommended favourites and other resources for book clubs, courtesy of Penguin Group.

    Reading Group Choices
    A searchable site full of recommendations for book clubs, plus resources for starting and running a group.

    Reading Group Guides
    On this site you can find reading guides to hundreds of fiction and nonfiction titles, compiled from different sources. A good place to find discussion questions as well as suggestions.

    Book Club in a Bag Discussion Guides

    Caring Community Collection

    About the Collection

    The Caring Community Collection comprises a wide variety of print and audiovisual materials designed to raise awareness and provide information for you on topics related to child maltreatment, childhood trauma, sexual abuse survivor issues and provision of support for victims and survivors.

    Click HERE to read blog on Caring Community Collection for more details.

    Caring Community Collection Locations

    These books and videos are labeled “Caring Community collection” and are located at,caring community collection

    See the Caring Community Collection in our Library Catalogue.

    Computer and Print Service

    Computer Use Guidelines

    Technology Policy

    Types of Computers and Accessories

    London Public Library locations have filtered and unfiltered computers for your free use. Signs on the computers designate the functions possible for that particular workstation.

    You can choose a machine based on your needs.

    Internet Station
    • Available for up to 120 minutes per day
    • Log on with your Library card number & PIN
    • Each location has at least one machine which can be reserved. Book a computer online
    • Browse the Internet, watch video content, check e-mail, play games
    • All Internet computers operate on Windows 10
    • Available software includes: Office 2010 Suite, Open Office, Adobe Reader, and Chrome, Firefox & Microsoft Edge web browsers
    • Print from the Internet, e-mail or USB
    • Save documents to a USB flash drive
    • Limited staff assistance is available

    Accessibility Options include onscreen keyboard, Narrator (to use with headphones) and Magnifier

     
    Apple iMac Station (available at Central only)
    • Available for up to 120 minutes per day
    • Log on with your Library card number & PIN
    • Browse the Internet, watch video content, check e-mail, play games
    • All Apple computers operate on MacOS
    • Available software includes: Office for Mac 2019, Open Office, Keynote, Numbers, Pages, Garage Band, iMovie, Adobe Reader, as well as Safari, Chrome & Firefox web browsers
    • Print from Internet, e-mail or USB
    • Save documents to USB flash drive
    • Limited staff assistance is available
     
    Library Service Station
    • Search the Library Catalogue and Information Databases
    • View your Library Account
    • Reserve a Library Internet Station
    • Place holds

    Reserving a Computer

    You may reserve an Internet computer before your visit to the library online, by telephone (519)661-4600, or in person. When you arrive to use the computer, look for the terminal with the reserved sign on it.

    How to reserve a computer
    • To complete a booking, you must have a PIN number already added to your library account. PIN numbers must be assigned in person at any circulation desk.
    • You must also have logged into a library computer at least once before making a reservation.
    • You may make a reservation at any catalogue or public workstation, reserve online on our website or ask staff for assistance.
    • You can reserve up to 4 reservations over a 14 day period. As one is used, the counter drops back to 3.
    • Reservations are made on the 1/4 hour (:00, :15, :30, :45) only, depending on availability.
    • You should arrive before your scheduled reservation.
    • Use only the machine that is reserved for you.
    • If a reservation is cancelled, another may be made in its place until the maximum of 4 is reached.
    • If reservations are missed, 10 minutes is docked from your daily time limit, but another reservation can be made.
    • Take note of your reservation computer name to ensure you log on to the correct machine.

    Accessories

    Due to the Covid-19 pandemic USB drives, head phones, and other peripherals are not available for sale or loan at this time.

    Computer Classes

    Library programs, including computer classes, have been cancelled for the remainder of 2020.

    Printing, Photocopying and Scanning Service

    • Users can print in black & white from Library Internet computers at all locations; colour printing is available from the Second Floor computers at the Central Library
    • NEW - Print from Home is a service which allows users to submit documents via the LPL website for printing and pickup at any LPL location. Print from Home print jobs cost 10 cents per page.
    • Printing from USB drives and document scanning are available on Library photocopiers; documents can be scanned and printed in both colour and black & white
    • Photocopiers can print documents saved as PDF, JPG, TIFF, or MS Office files (DOCX, XLSX, PPTX, etc.); PDF files are preferred
    • To use a USB with the photocopiers the drive must have a capacity smaller than 64GB and be formatted to FAT32
    • Users can print directly from their own laptops, tablets, or smartphones using WebPrint. Visit the Wireless Web Print Help Page for instructions.
    • Black & white printing/copying is 10 cents per page. Colour printing/copying is 25 cents per page.

    Accessibility

    Computers and Internet: Computer Use Guidelines

    Computer Use Guidelines

    1. Computers are available during hours when Library facilities are open, subject to periodic maintenance. The Library reserves the right to dedicate computers for specific purposes and to enforce time limits on use. Computer use ends 5 minutes before Library closing.

    2. A valid London Public Library borrower’s card is needed to access many computers. Patrons must use their own card to reserve or access these computers. Patrons may be asked by staff to show their cards or additional identification.

    3. Users may not remove or adjust privacy devices from computer workstations.

    4. Users are expected to have a basic knowledge of computers to use these workstations. Staff can provide information on training, tutorials and other resources for beginners.

    5. Users may share a computer provided this is not disruptive to other patrons.

    6. Only Library installed and supported software may be used on computers.

    7. Uploading from and downloading to portable storage devices is available at some workstations. Patrons are responsible for protecting their personal data and ensuring the proper operation of their devices. The Library is not responsible for loss of data or damage to personal equipment resulting from the use of Library computers.

    8. Users may borrow Computer accessories for set loan periods for use in the Library. Failure to return these items in good condition will result in items being billed to the borrower’s account.

    9. Headphones must be worn when using computer audio.

    10. Upon special request, printing by staff may be available at an extra cost. Patrons may not use their own paper in Library printers. Printing and downloading to portable storage devices should begin 30 minutes before Library closing time. Print jobs are held in the print queue for 120 minutes.

    11. Users must close all programs and Internet sites and log off before leaving the workstation at the end of their sessions.

    12. Use of computer workstations is conditional upon the user’s agreement to observe London Public Library’s policies and guidelines. Failure to comply may result in loss of Library privileges, exclusion from the Library for a period of time, and prosecution.
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    Wireless Internet

    Free Wireless Internet Access

    London Public Library provides free wireless Internet access at our locations.

    * not currently available at Glanworth

    Internet Service Policy
    Internet Service Policy
    Frequently Asked Questions

     How do I use wireless Internet at the library?

    Login instructions as of January 9th, 2018

    1. Browse available wireless networks and choose LondonPublicLibrary * (If you do not see LondonPublicLibrary, scroll down to see Troubleshooting)

    You are now free to browse the Internet until 5 minutes before library closing time.

    Troubleshooting

    If you do not see LondonPublicLibrary in your list of available WIFI wireless connections move to another location nearby for a better signal

    If your device does not connect, you may need to adjust your settings.

    DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol): Obtain an IP address automatically

    DNS (Domain Name Server): Obtain DNS server address automatically

    For example: Windows 7

     

    For example, in Windows 7

    When is the service available, and is there a time limit?

    Wireless service is available during regular hours at each location until 5 minutes before closing. You may use the service for as long as the library is open.

    Can guests or visitors to London access the wireless network?
    Wireless access does not require a valid library card.
    Is the wireless network secure?
    By their very nature, public WiFi networks are not secure. Use this service at your own risk.
    Is the wireless connection filtered?
    Wireless access is filtered system-wide, in accordance with our Internet Policy.
    Can I access LPL online databases?
    Absolutely! Online databases can be accessed from the LPL website. You will still need your valid borrower’s card to log on to the databases, just like from home. Our wifi can also be used to access and download audio and eBooks via our website.
    Can I print from my wireless connection?
    Wireless users can print directly to LPL printers. Check with Wireless Web-print help.
    Who can I talk to about the wireless service?
    You can talk to staff, or or get in touch with us online.

    Wireless Web Print Help

    Printing via Web Print

    Web Print allows users who are connected to the LPL Wi-Fi network to send documents form their own devices to a library printer without having to install additional software. You do not need a library card to use Web Print.

    This service is available at all locations except at the Children's Library.

    Steps to Submit a Print job via Web Print

    1. Connect to the Library's Wi-Fi network: LondonPublicLibrary.

    2. Open a web browser and go to papercut.lpl.

    3. Create a username and password. To ensure you do not forget your username we suggest using your Last Name and First Name initial with no spaces (e.g. Jane Smith would use the username smithj).

    4. Select your preferred language and click the Log in button.

    PaperCut Login for London Public Library

    4. Once you are logged in the print process involves the following steps:

    1. Start a new print job
    2. Select a printer at your library location
    3. Choose the number of copies
    4. Upload the document to the library printer

    Your document must be MS Office (.DOC, .XLS, .PPT), Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) or a common image file (.JPG, .TIFF, .PNG).

    Unless otherwise noted, printing is black & white.

    5. To start a new print job, click on the "Submit a Job" button below. (On a phone or smaller tablet you may need to pinch and zoom to find this button).

    Submit a job screen

    6. Select a printer at your library location. You can use the search box to find your library's printer name.

    select a printer screen

    To continue, click on the "Print Options" button on the lower right.

    7. Choose the number of copies.

    options screen

    To continue, click on the "Upload Documents" button on the lower right.

    8. Select documents to print. Click on "Upload from your device" button and browse for your document or drag files to the selection area. Your documents will be prepared to send to the selected printer. Click the "Upload & Complete" button on the lower right to continue.

    upload screen

    9. At this point you can send additional documents to the printer or proceed to the library's print station to retrieve your print jobs.

    10. At the printer you will be prompted to enter your username. The print station will display a list of documents you have sent to be printed.

    print release screen

    11. Release your print jobs by entering payment into the printer coinbox, then clicking on the green "Print" button next to the documents you want to print out.

    You documents will print and any change will be released from the coinbox.

    Book a Computer

    Internet Reservation is currently unavailable as we upgrade to a new reservation system to begin in late fall. Internet computers are available on a  first- come, first-serve serve basis at your Library for 75 minute blocks per day. All you need is a valid London Public Library card.

    For more information about computers and computer use at your library, visit All about Computers.

     

    Exam Proctoring

    Exam proctoring is not available at this time

    Interlibrary Loan

    What is Interlibrary Loan?

    Interlibrary Loan gives all people with London Public library cards access to materials beyond our collections through the use of automated systems of request and retrieval. London Public Library is an integral part of the free information network throughout North America.

     

    Interlibrary Loan Process

    Patrons in good standing with the London Public Library, may fill out the Interlibrary Loan Request form, available from Information Desks at all Library locations. 

    Once received, the ILLO Clerk will attempt to locate the item using the INFO database, provided by SOLS (The Southern Ontario Library System). If this is unsuccessful a further attempt is made through various other Internet-accessible databases, e.g., UWO. If the patron has suggested a possible location this will be explored. 

    It is important, when filling out the form, to include full patron information--the name as displayed in the patron database, the barcode number. Pickup location for the material should also be specified, otherwise, Central becomes the default pickup location. 

    This process may be a lengthy one if the material is not immediately available in south-western Ontario. There is no standard turn-around. It is useful to state on the request form if there is an expiry date for the request.

     

    Materials Suitable for Interloan
    Books
    Requests for any published books, paperback or hardcover, are encouraged. Recently-published materials cannot be requested on Interlibrary Loan.
    Photocopies of magazine articles
    Please include as much information as possible, e.g., volume and issue numbers, dates. Page numbers are particularly important to record as, often, the lending locations will not search unless they are included.
    Photocopies or microfilm of newspapers
    It is necessary to include the name of the City and Province, as well as the title of the publication.
    NFB videos only

    Because of the closure of the local NFB office, that collection was transferred to London Public Library. This is the only audio-visual material that London Public Library lends or borrows.

    Talking books
    These items are reserved for the use of CNIB-registered patrons only. Special care is taken to make sure that only the talking-book version is obtained.

    Microforms from the government archives

    Microform requests must have complete reel numbers and archive name.

    Offer a Program at the Library

    Sorry, we are not accepting applications at this time. Please check back soon!

    London Public Library welcomes program proposals from the public. Priority is given to programming that inspires learning, sparks curiosity, and connects people. When selecting programs we take into consideration the interests of the local community, the suitability of the library's physical space and how a program will contribute to the library's overall schedule of events and alignment with strategic priorities.

    If you are interested in presenting a program, please fill out and submit this program proposal. We receive many suggestions for programs and are not able to respond to each submission. If we choose to proceed with your program, we will be in touch.

    Please note: a Police Vulnerable Sector Check is required for presenters offering programming for children.

    Virtual Services

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    Catalogue and My Account Help

    eAccount
    Register for an eAccount to access online services and register online for programs. Note: If you already have a London Public Library card, you do not need an eAccount. Your current library card number can be used to access online resources and place holds.
    Searching the Catalogue
    Customizing your Account
    • Setting up your PIN# - Don't have a PIN?  Forgot your PIN? The library requires a PIN# to access your account and some of our digital resources online. You can set up your PIN by going to the My Account login page and select the Forgot your PIN option and follow the instructions.

     

    • Setting up and saving Favourite Searches (available in the Classic Catalogue only) - Save searches for your favourite authors or on subjects you are interested in and receive an email each time a new item matching your search criteria arrives at the library.

    • My Reviews and My Ratings - Write your reviews of books at the library and add your starred ratings. You'll see other people's reviews at the bottom of each screen.

    • My Library Bag: all about My Lists - Create lists of books, movies or cds you want to borrow or topical lists, such as "Books for my Science Project" or "My Favourite Parenting Books". You'll be able to use the My Library Bag button to create these easily.


    Placing and Managing Holds

      • Placing multiple holds using My Library Bag - Instead of placing each hold individually per item, you can put all the items you want to place holds on into your "Library Bag" and then place the hold once for all of them simultaneously.

    • Freeze a Hold  - Before you go away on vacation, remember to freeze your holds. You won't have to worry about the hold coming in while you were away and, when you get back from vacation, unfreeze your hold and you will still be in the same spot on the hold list.
    Paying Fines Online
    Programs Online
    Mobile Discovery in our Catalogue
    Access our Catalogue on your mobile device! Here are some of the features:
    • Browse the Catalogue
    • Limit your searches
    • Place holds for pick up at your local branch
    • Place holds and even checkout and download eBooks and eAudio (look for Check out or Place Holds with OverDrive)
    • Search our databases
    • Access your Library Account

    Bookmark our new mobile sites today:

    Library Mobile Website: http://m.lpl.ca

    Search for items on our Library Mobile Catalogue: http://encore.londonpubliclibrary.ca/iii/mobile/

    To learn how to set up email to text (SMS) notices /page/text-message-library-notices

    eAccount Registration

    Already have a London Public Library Card?

    If you already have a London Public Library Card, you can access our digital resources with your existing card.

    Need help with your existing card? Contact the library at 519-661-4600.


    If you don’t have a London Public Library Card and you are a resident of London and surrounding three counties (Elgin, Middlesex, and Oxford with the exclusion of Woodstock), you can get immediate access to London Public Library’s on-line services by applying for an eAccount.

    Complete the online application below to get your eAccount Card Number and PIN now:

    Online Payments for fines and program registration

    Paying for your Library program

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    Social Media

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    London Public Library exists in a variety of spaces to offer you choices for connecting with us.

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    Virtual Services: Website and Catalogue

    Website Optimization
    This website is optimally viewed with a high speed cable connection. The preferred display resolution is 768 x 1028. This website works in all browsers, however, Firefox is the preferred browser.
    Making the Website remember your Library Card Number

    For Firefox:

    • Select "Tools" then "Internet Options".
    • Select the "Privacy" tab
    • Click "Remember search and form history
    • Click "OK"

    For additional information about AutoComplete feature in Firefox, visit the  Mozilla Firefox site

    For Internet Explorer:

    To view the AutoComplete settings in Internet Explorer, follow these steps:

    • Start Internet Explorer.
    • On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
    • Click the Content tab, and then click AutoComplete.
    Stories on the Website

    News stories and blogs are written by London Public Library staff. You may choose to subscribe to these and have new posts delivered to a feed reader or blog aggregator. There are many free aggregators on the Internet, such as Google Reader, or use the subscribe feature offered by some browsers. Go to the reader of your choice, set up a free account and follow the instructions there to subscribe to our story feed.

    Commenting on Website Stories

    You may comment on a story by using the form at the bottom of each story. All comments posted are required to abide by the London Public Library Acceptable Use Guidelines. Similar to violation of the Conduct Code in our physical spaces, violation of the Acceptable Use Guidelines outlining conduct in our virtual spaces may result in the suspension of library privileges.

    Website & Catalogue Comments Moderation
    All comments posted to website stories are passed through a spam filter that places comments with spam characteristics in an approval queue for a human moderator to approve before they appear live. Comments, reviews and tags added to descriptions of materials in the Catalogue such as for books, dvds, cds etc., are also moderated before appearing live.
    Website Terms of Use
    Website Use Policies and Guidelines
    Assistance

    For help with an account or to find a particular book, please telephone our Telefact Help Line at 519-661-4600.

    To provide feedback about the website, use the Feedback Form under Contact.

    Website Feedback Form

    Social Media
    Website and Catalogue
    Website Feedback Form
    Website Terms of Use

     

    Use this form only to provide feedback on the website, such as a broken link, information organization or a suggestion for improvement

    To ask questions and make suggestions related to the catalogues, such as whether or not the library has a particular book, how to use eBooks, how to register for programs should not be submitted here. Please ask us catalogue and account related questions using this Contact form (link).

    Website Terms of Use

    Website Collection Policy

    The major goal in providing links to websites is to support customers in meeting their literacy; learning; culture, leisure and recreation; and information needs by referring them to relevant and useful websites.

    To this end, we will provide access to a range of materials representing a variety of viewpoints within the context of demand for topics covered, space on our website and availability of relevant sites.

    While LPL endeavors to provide links to authoritative information on websites by following these guidelines and criteria, we do not endorse the content of linked sites nor are we responsible for any information that may be posted on these sites.

    Links to the London Public Library Web Site

    Permission to link to the Library's web site from other web sites is given with the understanding that all London Public Library pages and content appear as the property of London Public Library. Content from London Public Library’s website may not be displayed or framed within another website.

    The London Public Library does not offer reciprocal linking, but will evaluate any external web sites suggested as possible external links by the terms of our Website Collection Policy.

    London Public Library Website Acceptable Use Guidelines

    London Public Library endeavours to provide a welcoming and safe environment in our virtual spaces, including but not limited to our website and our catalogue, for the enjoyment of the public and staff so that all persons may enjoy the benefits of the Library.

    Members of the public and staff are expected to act with respect and consideration for others. All comments posted to London Public Library’s website must adhere to the Acceptable Use Guidelines.

    Violation of the Acceptable Use Guidelines (see below) may result in the suspension of library privileges.

    Copyright

    All information on or accessed through this website, including but not limited to text, graphics, source codes, photographs, trademarks, and logos, is protected under Canadian and international copyright laws.

    No one may copy, redistribute, reproduce, or republish information found on this website or on pages accessed through this website for non-personal use without advance authorization. Authorization may be requested online.

    Online Advertisements

    Advertisements featured on the London Public Library website, including but not exclusive to, web posters, web buttons, images, and news items, are available for Library events and services and Library co-sponsored events and services only.

    The Library does not post external advertising on its web site.

    Committment to Privacy

    London Public Library is deeply committed to ensuring the privacy of the information given to us by individuals wishing to use the services of the library.

    The library collects this information in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) and under the authority of the Public Libraries Act in order to conduct library operations.

    Personal information collected for these purposes is used internally at LPL or by agencies working on behalf of the library. These agencies are required to abide by the Library’s Privacy Policy.

    Inquiries may be directed to ceo@lpl.ca

    Website and Catalogue Acceptable Use Guidelines
    London Public Library endeavours to provide a welcoming and safe environment in our virtual spaces, including but not limited to our website and our catalogue, for the enjoyment of the public and staff so that all persons may enjoy the benefits of the Library.

    1 Mutual Respect
    Members of the public and staff are expected to act with respect and consideration for others.

    1.1 Language that is disruptive, intrusive, lewd, abusive, harassing or threatening to Library users or staff is not permitted. Derogatory remarks based on ethnicity, race, sex or orientation are not permitted. Abusive or obscene language is not permitted.

    2. Accessing and Using Intellectual Content
    Members of the public and staff are expected to abide by the laws and regulations of Canada and the Province of Ontario when using Library resources to share and use intellectual content.

    2.1 Members of the public must abide by Canadian Copyright and other intellectual property rights.

    2.2 Members of the public must abide by the Criminal Code of Canada, and, specifically, Part V pertaining to sexual offences, public morals and disorderly conduct, including child pornography and obscenity, and Part VIII pertaining to offences against the person, including hate propaganda.

    3. Respect for Library Property
    Members of the public and staff are expected to treat Library property, including web-based spaces, with respect and care to ensure that all persons enjoy equitable access to all Library resources.

    3.1 Comments will be posted on the children’s blog after being reviewed by the moderator.

    3.2 Canvassing, soliciting or unauthorized distributing or posting of materials is not permitted on Library property.

    Application of the Acceptable Use Guidelines
    Library Staff are entrusted with the obligation to ensure that all Website & Catalogue Acceptable Use Guidelines are followed. Staff will advise patrons of appropriate conduct as required and state consequences of not following the rules of conduct should unacceptable behaviour continue or be repeated.

    Comments posted to the website which violate any of the Guidelines will be removed by the library moderator.

    Any person violating Website & Catalogue Acceptable Use Guidelines risks suspension of Library privileges, exclusion from the Library for a period of time, and prosecution.

    In a situation where there is a threat or perceived threat of bodily harm to another person, including staff, London Public Library security or staff will contact the police.

    In a situation where there is a contravention or perceived contravention of the law of the Province of Ontario and Canada, London Public Library security, administration or staff will contact the police.

    Questions about the London Public Library Website & Catalogue Acceptable Use Guidelines can be referred to Library administration.

    Visit the Library

    NOTE: Due to current capacity restrictions, London Public Library can only accommodate small groups. Contact the library location you’d like to visit for more information

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    Tour the Library with your Group

    To arrange for a visit to one of our Branch Libraries contact them directly (view branch location information) or fill out the online form for your visit type.

    Please complete the form at least one week in advance of your preferred dates. If you wish to book a visit within the next 7 days, please call 519-661-5122.

    Once completed, the form will be forwarded to the appropriate Library location. You will be contacted by staff at that Library to confirm and to get additional information.

    Obtain Library Cards for your Group

    You are encouraged to distribute library card applications to members of your group prior to your Group Visit. After arranging for your class visit:

    • Print off the appropriate Library Card Application (see below)
    • Make copies and distribute them to the members of your group
    • A parent or guardian must sign the application form for children under 16 years of age
    • Forms must be submitted to the library at least one week before your visit so that the Library cards can be ready for your group when they arrive

    How do I Book a Class Visit?

    Class Visits
     

    Types of Visits

    For Elementary Schools

    For Secondary Schools

     

    How to Arrange a Class Visit

    To arrange for a visit to one of our Branch Libraries contact them directly or fill out the online form below.

    To arrange for a visit to the Central Library, contact 519-661-5122 (Secondary School visits) or 519-661-5100 ext 5189 (Elementary School visits) or fill out the online form below.

    • NOTE: Please complete this form at least one week in advance of your preferred dates. If you wish to book a visit within the next 7 days, please telephone.

     

    Library Cards

    You are encouraged to distribute library card applications to your students prior to a class visit. After arranging for your class visit,

    • Print off the appropriate Library Card Application (see below)
    • Make copies and distribute them to your students.
    • A parent or guardian must sign these applications and completed applications should be submitted to the library one week in advance of your visit so that they can be ready for your students at the visit.

    Library Card Application - 16 years and over
    Library Card Application - 15 years and under

    We look forward to meeting you and your students!  

    :
    Date and time must be at least one week from today.
    Date and time must be at least one week from today.
    Date and time must be at least one week from today.

    Visiting Library for Homebound Patrons

    London Public Library comes to you!
    Your Library provides library services to residents of the City of London who, for reasons of restricted mobility, physical or visual disability, or long-term illness, are unable to visit or use regular library facilities.
    Collections and Resources

    A wide selection of fiction and non-fiction, from classics to the latest bestsellers, are available in both hardcover and paperback. You will be able to access the diverse collections of the entire London Public Library system (magazines, compact discs, as well as commercially-produced Books-on-CD) via your home delivery. In addition, a variety of special formats are also available:

    • Large Print Books
      Complete, unabridged books with clear, larger, high-contrast type
    • Talking Books 
      Full-length, non-dramatized recordings of books on compact disc (DAISY). Talking books are produced by non-commercial organizations such as the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) for the exclusive use of individuals who cannot read printed materials.
    • DAISY Readers
      A limited number are available for short-term loan, for use with Talking Books.
    • CELA : Centre for Equitable Library Access
      For library patrons with print disabilities, we can help to register you for CELA membership. There are different delivery options, including access to thousands of titles on DAISY, downloadable resources, and even Bookshare, an accessible online library. Please contact Visiting Library for more information.
    Selection and Delivery

    We offer two types of visiting library services:

    • Monthly home delivery: we select and deliver items to you in your home or long-term care facility
    • Branch delivery upon request: selected items are sent to any of your Library's 16 locations for pickup by a friend or relative of your choosing.

    Your Library’s knowledgeable staff selects books and other materials for you based on a personal reading profile you complete when you sign up for this service. You are also encouraged to request specific items you would like to receive; materials may be requested by title, author, subject or format...simply by contacting the Visiting Library office.

    How do I sign up for this service?

    Eligible customers must be residents of the City of London who are homebound for a period of 3 months or longer.

    Download the Visiting Library Registration form (PDF) or obtain a form from any London Public Library location. Simply fill in the form and return it to your local library or mail to:

    Visiting Library Service
    251 Dundas Street
    London, ON
    N6A 6H9

    For more information about the Visiting Library, or to register by phone, please call 519-661-6444, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, or email us at visiting.library@lpl.ca

    Wifi hotspots

    London Public Library has Wifi hotspots available to lend to our patrons. They are located at every location (except for Glanworth).


    Hotspots

    • Can be found in catalogue by searching “Internet Hotspot for Public Lending”
    • Holds can be placed on the Hotspots and they can be picked up and returned at any location
    • Hotspots can be borrowed for 21 day and they can be renewed up to 3 times as long as there is no other hold on them
    • There are no overdue charges but billing will occur the first day the item is overdue. The Hotspot will stop working if kept overdue. Item cost is $150.00
    • Can only be signed out on teen, post-secondary, adult or senior cards
    • A charge cord will be included when borrowing a hotspot

    Library Technology

    ""Computer and Print Service
    Computer Use Guidelines and Wireless Service | Policies | Types of Computers and Accessories | Reserving a Computer | Accessories | Computer Classes | Printing Service | Accessibility
    ""Library Catalogue and My Account

    Searching the Catalogue | Customizing your Account | Placing and Managing Holds | Paying fines Online | Programs Online

    ""Library Website

    Website Optimization | Making the Website remember your Library Card number | Stories on the website | Commenting on Website Stories | Website and Catalogue Comments Moderation | Website Terms of Use | Assistance

    ""Social Media
    London Public Library on Social Media 
    ""Wireless Internet
    Free Wireless Internet Access | Internet Service Policy | Frequently Asked Questions
    ""Digital Collection

    Learn more about our Digital Collection

    my library app MyLibrary! Catalogue App
    Catalogue App for Devices
    ""Contact the Library
    Phone: 519-661-4600 | TTY: 519-432-8835 | Fax: 519-663-9013 | Ask a Questions | Give Us Your Feedback | Suggest an Item | Get help Downloading | Local History and Genealogy Research Help

    MyLibrary! Catalogue App

    MyLibrary! is just one touch away - the London Public Library Catalogue App



    With MyLibrary! you can:

    • Search the library catalogue and place holds on the go!
    • Manage your account, including checked out items and holds
    • Choose to remember your account login
    • Use the virtual Library Card right on your App. Go to the My Account "Profile" section and select 'show card' and your library card barcode appears and can be scanned in self check or by a staff member in place of using your physical library card.
    • At a book store? Scan a publisher's ISBN barcode. Find available items in our catalogue and place a hold request right then and there!
    • Checkout, place holds and download eBooks and eAudio
    • Phone or email your library with just one tap (in the Info|FAQ and My Account sections)
    mylibrary app screenshot

    Get started

    MyLibrary! is currently available from the App Store for iPhones and other iDevices iOS 8 or greater and for Android devices (4.1 and up) on Google Play.

    • You will need a PIN# (a 4 digit number) assigned to your library account. Staff at any Library location can assist you with this.
    • You need an iDevice  (iPhone, iPad series, iPod)
    • Download MyLibrary! on App Store or Google Play from Innovative Interfaces Inc. (Note: make sure you get the one with the ! from Innovative Interfaces Inc)
    • Search for London Public Library as your library and select it


    Libro Library Road Show

    Libro Library Road Show
    Have you seen the Libro Library Road Show around town? It's a special van that we take to community events around London.

    photo of 2 librarians with library van

    Two librarians at an event with the Library Road Show van.

    The Libro Library Road Show travels throughout London from May to October, promoting the Library at summer camps, community events, and neighborhood gatherings. 

    Invite the road show to your event and we can:

    • install interactive displays and games for children and adults
    • set up a Summer Reading Club site
    • provide information on our wide array of adult services

    Bookings can be made by email to outreach.help@lpl.ca or contact us by phone at 519-661-5122.

    Locations and Hours

    Beacock

    Location

    Beacock
    1280 Huron St
    London, ON N5Y 4M2
    Canada
    Phone: (519) 451-8140
    Photo: 
    Contact: 
    Beacock
    1280 Huron St
    London, ON N5Y 4M2
    Canada
    Phone: (519) 451-8140

    Hours

    Sunday: 
    Closed
    Monday: 
    Closed
    Tuesday: 
    9am - 9pm
    Wednesday: 
    9am - 9pm
    Thursday: 
    9am - 9pm
    Friday: 
    10am - 6pm
    Saturday: 
    9am - 5pm
    Program: 

    Jeremy Jeresky in front of the community art project at Beacock.

    In Summer of 2014, Beacock Library got a striking new mural in Meeting Room A as a result of a community development project led by artist Jeremy Jeresky

    All Programs  

    Drop In  

    Health and Wellness

    Workshops and Classes

    Book Clubs

    Just for Fun

    Computer and Technology

    ESL and Languages

    Movies and Films

    Babies

    Kids

    Teens or Tweens

    Adults

    Seniors

    Families

    Parents

    Newcomers

     

    Note: The programs listed are only the ones offered at this Branch (which is open to all).  We have a variety of programs offered at each of our 16 branches which are also open to everyone.

    We work in partnership with a variety of community organizations including: OEYC (Ontario Early Years), Middlesex Health Unit, LIHC (London Intercommunity Health Centre), Hutton House, NELCE (Northeast London Community Engagement), and LUSO Community Services. We create services and programs that help to make us the “hub” of the community. For instance, we are providing dual language storytimes, we have begun an Immigrant Seniors Group in partnership with LIHC.

    Background: 

    Beacock branch library

    The Beacock Branch Library serves the areas of Carling and Huron Heights. Our services and programs provide you with reading material and internet access but also with a place to meet and talk, a place to study (we have 3 study rooms to offer) and a place to enjoy and relax.

    You can challenge yourself with a new book, learn word processing, access on-line databases, play games on the computer, set up an e-mail account and watch a movie.

    The library provides endless ways to enrich the mental, physical and spiritual parts of your life.

    Historical Facts about Beacock Branch

    1967 The eighth branch library, Northland (presently Beacock) Branch, opens in the Northland Mall at 1275 Highbury Avenue.

    1972 The ninth branch library, Northridge Branch, is opened at 1444 Glenora Drive as an extension of the Northland (presently Beacock) Branch Library.

    March 14, 1982 The Northland (presently Beacock) Branch Library moves to a new building at 1280 Huron Street.

    1985 The Northland Branch Library is renamed the E.S. Beacock Branch Library.

    September 16, 1998 The Employment Resource Centre opens at the Beacock Branch Library.

    June 11, 2005 A renovated Beacock Branch with an enlarged children's area, renovated meeting rooms and newly built reading room, opens.

    January 2009 The Library Settlement Project is started at four locations: Beacock, Central, Jalna and Sherwood. The project is funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada in partnerships with the Centre for Lifelong Learning, the London Cross Cultural Centre, LUSO Community Services and the South London Neighbourhood Resource Centre.

    June 23, 2012 Employment Resource Centres close at Beacock, Pond Mills and Westmount branches.

     

    Click HERE for a complete chronological history of London Public Library.

    Parking: 

    We have a parking lot beside the library.

    Bus Route: 

    You can get to us by London Transit Commission (LTC) bus Route 14 White Oaks Mall–Barker & Huron, Route 21 Downtown–Huron Heights, Route 27 Fanshawe College–Kipps Lane and Route 32 Alumni Hall–Huron & Highbury which stop within 250 metres of the branch. Route 25 Fanshawe College–Fan. Park/Highbury stops within a half kilometre.

    Go to LTC Routes to select a route, direction and stop and you will be given the next three arrival times and destination for that stop based on live data. Each stop location in the drop-down list is followed by its corresponding bus stop ID number.

    Meeting Space: 

    View all Library Spaces at London Public Library:  Meeting Rooms, Study and Music Practice Rooms and Wolf Performance Hall.

    For more information and to rent or reserve a meeting room, contact Meetings and Events Services staff at (519)-661-5120 or meetingsandevents@lpl.ca

    Misc 1 Title: 
    At the Library
    Misc 1 Body: 
    Beacock Branch Library Collection

    Adult / General

    Kids

    Teens

    Note: The materials linked in this section are those materials currently located at this Branch.  We are happy to deliver materials from any London Public Library location to your requested library location.  This service is free and quite efficient.

    Please also see the following sections for our collections from across the library system: New Items, Life, Research, Staff Picks, Kids, and Teens.

    Each location has a materials return chute that is open when the library is closed except Cherryhill and Sherwood (chutes available during mall hours).

    Library Services

    In addition to lending, reference, reader's advisory and community referral services, we offer computer workstations with access to the Internet as well as software and electronic resources.

    Find out more about:

    Beacock

    Hours

    Tuesday 9 – 9
    Wednesday 9-9
    Thursday 9-9
    Friday 9-6
    Saturday 9-5

    Contact

    map showing location of Beacock in the North East corner of city at 1280 Huron St.

    1280 Huron St.
    N5Y 4M2
    519-451-8140

     

     

     

     

    Programs

    Go to program listings for Beacock.

    Background

    The Beacock Branch Library serves the areas of Carling and Huron Heights. Our services and programs provide you with reading material and internet access but also with a place to meet and talk, a place to study (we have 3 study rooms to offer) and a place to enjoy and relax. You can challenge yourself with a new book, learn word processing, access on-line databases, play games on the computer, set up an e-mail account and watch a movie. The library provides endless ways to enrich the mental, physical and spiritual parts of your life.

    We work in partnership with a variety of community organizations including: OEYC (Ontario Early Years), Middlesex Health Unit, LIHC (London Intercommunity Health Centre), Hutton House, NELCE (Northeast London Community Engagement) and LUSO Community Services. We continue to create services and programs that help to make us the “hub” of the community. For instance, we are providing dual language storytimes, we have begun an Immigrant Seniors Group in partnership with LIHC.

    We pride ourselves on being a friendly and comfortable space for people as well as a place that responds to community needs. In addition, our Employment Resource centre staff helps to direct people seeking employment, writing resumes or researching new careers and our Library Settlement Worker is on site to help Newcomers with your questions.

    Each location has a materials return chute which is open whenever the library is closed.

    Parking

    We have a parking lot beside the library.

    Bus Route

    You can get to us by LTC bus routes 14, 21, 32, and 27 which stop within 250 metres of Beacock; # 25 stops within half a kilometre.

    Meeting Space

    Meeting Space rates are per use up to 4 hours, plus HST.
    Special Purpose Rooms may be booked for up to a 2 hour maximum per use.

    Room

    Occupancy

    Rate:
    non-profit

    Rate:
    profit

    Rate:
    outside London

     Meeting Room A
     100  $60  $120 $160 
     Meeting Room B
     35  $45  $90  $120
     Special Purpose:
      Study Room A
     8  free  $15  $22
     Special Purpose:
      Study Room B
     8  free  $15  $22
     Special Purpose:
      Study Room C
     8  free  $15  $22


    Bostwick

    Location

    Bostwick Branch Library
    501 Southdale Rd. W.
    London, ON N6K 3X4
    Canada
    Phone: 519-473-4708
    Photo: 
    Contact: 
    Bostwick Branch Library
    501 Southdale Rd. W.
    London, ON N6K 3X4
    Canada
    Phone: 519-473-4708

    Hours

    Sunday: 
    Closed
    Monday: 
    Closed
    Tuesday: 
    9am - 9pm
    Wednesday: 
    9am - 9pm
    Thursday: 
    9am - 9pm
    Friday: 
    10am - 6pm
    Saturday: 
    9am - 5pm

    Find updates on available services and spaces here


    Pick up from Library door facing parking lot


    Program: 
     

    All Programs  

    Drop In  

    Crafts

    Just for Fun

    Book Clubs

    ESL and Languages

    Computer and Technology

    Health and Wellness

    Babies

    Kids

    Teens or Tweens

    Adults

    Seniors

    Families

    Parents

    Newcomers

    Note: We have a variety of programs offered at each of our 16 branches which are also open to everyone.

     

    Background: 

    Bostwick branch library

    Historical Facts about Bostwick Branch

    June 1980  The twelfth branch library, Westmount Branch, opens in quarters adjoining the Village Green Baptist Church at 507 Village Green Avenue.

    September 21, 2002 The new Westmount Branch Library opens at 3200 Wonderland Road South.

    June 23, 2012 Employment Resource Centres closes at Beacock, Pond Mills and Westmount branches.

    November 4, 2017 The 3200 Wonderland Road South location of Westmount Branch Library closes as part of the process of moving into a new, multipurpose facility with City of London and YMCA, scheduled for completion in fall, 2018.  A small, temporary location (a Pop Up Library) is opened in the Westmount Shopping Centre to serve patrons until the new facility opens.

    September 1, 2018 The Pop-Up Library located in the Westmount Shopping Centre closed as the Library prepared to move into its new location in the Bostwick Community Centre, YMCA & Library.

    September 11, 2018 The new Bostwick Branch Library opened in the Boswick Community Centre, YMCA & Library!

     

    Click HERE for a complete chronological history of London Public Library.

    Bostwick Branch Profile (PDF)

    Parking: 

    There is free parking onsite, including accessible spaces. The parking lot is located behind the facility and there is a also drop off area located behind the facility.  You can return items through the exterior return chutes at the back of the facility (parking lot side). There is also an interior return chute by the Library.

    Bus Route: 

    LTC route 15A stops in front of the facility. Find out more on londontransit.com

    Meeting Space: 

    View all Library Spaces at London Public Library:  Meeting Rooms, Study and Music Practice Rooms and Wolf Performance Hall.

    For more information and to rent or reserve a meeting room, contact Meetings and Events Services staff at (519)-661-5120 or meetingsandevents@lpl.ca

    Misc 1 Title: 
    At the Library

    Byron

    Location

    Byron
    1295 Commissioners Rd W
    London, ON N6K 1C9
    Canada
    Phone: (519) 471-4000
    Photo: 
    Contact: 
    Byron
    1295 Commissioners Rd W
    London, ON N6K 1C9
    Canada
    Phone: (519) 471-4000

    Hours

    Sunday: 
    Closed
    Monday: 
    Closed
    Tuesday: 
    9am - 9pm
    Wednesday: 
    9am - 9pm
    Thursday: 
    9am - 9pm
    Friday: 
    10am - 6pm
    Saturday: 
    9am - 5pm
    Program: 

    singing at Byron branch

    Indoor holiday concert at the Byron branch. Music is a big part of library life whether it is holiday concerts amid the stacks or live jazz in the Wolf Hall at Central.

    All Programs  

    Drop In  

    Book Clubs

    Just for Fun

    Computer and Technology

    Workshops and Classes

    Talks and Lectures

    Health and Wellness

    Personal Finance

    Babies

    Kids

    Teens or Tweens

    Adults

    Seniors

    Families

    Parents

     

     

    Note: The programs listed are only the ones offered at this Branch (which is open to all).  We have a variety of programs offered at each of our 16 branches which are also open to everyone.

    Background: 

    Byron library front

    Byron Branch Library provides service to people living in Byron, River Bend, parts of Hyde Park and Oakridge and many residents in Middlesex County such as Komoka, Kilworth and Strathroy.

    To meet your needs, we partner with the Middlesex-London Health Unit, Ontario Early Years Centre, St. Leonard’s Society, Investing in Children and the City of London.

    Byron Branch has worked for the past seven years with St. Thomas Aquinas and Oakridge secondary schools to offer a job co-op program for students in their developmental programs.

    We also work with the London Fire Department by managing their community room.

    Historical Facts about Byron Branch

    1935 The Byron Memorial Library is founded by the Women’s Institute.

    January 1, 1961 With annexation, the library acquires its fourth, fifth and sixth branch libraries - Argyle, Broughdale and Byron - and eight bookmobile stops formerly operated by the Middlesex County Library Co-operative. The Argyle (presently East London) Branch is moved to quarters in the Argyle Mall.

    April 7, 1972 The Byron Memorial Branch Library opens in a new enlarged building at 1295 Commissioners Road West.

    July 8, 2005 A refurbished Byron Branch officially reopens, now fully accessible with a new elevator.

    September 11, 2018 Byron Branch closes for HVAC replacement and an interior refresh.

    November 13, 2018 Byron Branch re-opens following an interior revitalization.

     

    Click HERE for a complete chronological history of London Public Library.

    Byron Branch Profile (PDF)

    Parking: 

    Parking is available behind the library off of Boler Rd. and Halls Mills Rd.

    Bus Route: 

    You can get to us by London Transit Commission (LTC) bus Route 5 Byron–Downtown and Route 17 Argyle Mall–Byron/Riverbend which stop within 250 metres of branch.

    Go to LTC Routes to select a route, direction and stop and you will be given the next three arrival times and destination for that stop based on live data. Each stop location in the drop-down list is followed by its corresponding bus stop ID number.

    Meeting Space: 

    View all Library Spaces at London Public Library:  Meeting Rooms, Study and Music Practice Rooms and Wolf Performance Hall.

    For more information and to rent or reserve a meeting room, contact Meetings and Events Services staff at (519)-661-5120 or meetingsandevents@lpl.ca

    Misc 1 Title: 
    At the Library
    Misc 1 Body: 
    Byron Branch Library Collection

    Adult / General

    Kids

    Teens

    Note: The materials linked in this section are those materials currently located at this Branch.  We are happy to deliver materials from any London Public Library location to your requested library location.  This service is free and quite efficient.

    Please also see the following sections for our collections from across the library system: New Items, Life, Research, Staff Picks, Kids, and Teens.

    Each location has a materials return chute that is open when the library is closed except Cherryhill and Sherwood (chutes available during mall hours).

    Library Services

    In addition to lending, reference, reader's advisory and community referral services, we offer computer workstations with access to the Internet as well as software and electronic resources.

    Find out more about:

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    Byron Branch Profile (PDF)1.94 MB

    Byron

    Hours

    Tuesday 9 – 9
    Wednesday 9-9
    Thursday 9-9
    Friday 9-6
    Saturday 9-5

    Contact

    map showing location of byron library

    1295 Commissioners Rd. W.
    N6K 1C9
    519-471-4000

     

     

     

     

    Programs

    Go to program listings for Byron.

    Background

    Byron Branch Library provides service to people living in Byron, River Bend, parts of Hyde Park and Oakridge and many residents in Middlesex County such as Komoka, Kilworth and Strathroy. Our collections are varied and include adult and children’s books, DVDs, videos, compact discs, audio cassettes, large print books, and literacy kits. We have five internet computers, one research station, two children’s cd-roms and two job bank/e-mail computers. Throughout the year we provide story hour programs to babies and preschoolers, babysitting and “I’m Home” programs to teens, a wide variety of programs to adults and March Break and Summer Reading programs for children. To meet your needs, we partner with the Middlesex-London Health Unit, Ontario Early Years Centre, St. Leonard’s Society, Investing in Children and the City of London. Byron Branch has worked for the past seven years with St. Thomas Aquinas and Oakridge secondary schools to offer a job co-op program for students in their developmental programs. We also work with the London Fire Department by managing their community room.

    Each location has a materials return chute which is open whenever the library is closed.

    Parking

    Parking is available behind the library off of Boler Rd. and Halls Mills Rd.

    Bus Routes

    You can get to us by LTC bus routes 5, 8 and 17 which stop within 250 metres of Byron Branch.

    Meeting Space

    Meeting Space rates are per use up to 4 hours, plus HST.
    Special Purpose Rooms may be booked for up to a 2 hour maximum per use.

    Room

    Occupancy

    Rate:
    non-profit

    Rate:
    profit

    Rate:
    outside London

     Auditorium  40  $60   $120   $160 
     Fire Hall Room
     30  $45  $90  $120
     Small Meeting Room
     30  $45  $90  $120
     Exhibit:
       Main Floor
     30 linear feet
     free  ---  ---


    Carson

    Locations

    Carson
    465 Quebec St
    London, ON N5W 3Y4
    Canada
    Phone: (519) 438-4287
    Carson
    465 Quebec St
    London, ON N5W 3Y4
    Canada
    Phone: (519) 438-4287
    Photo: 
    Contact: 
    Carson
    465 Quebec St
    London, ON N5W 3Y4
    Canada
    Phone: (519) 438-4287

    Hours

    Sunday: 
    Closed
    Monday: 
    Closed
    Tuesday: 
    1 - 5pm & 6 - 9pm
    Wednesday: 
    9am - noon & 1 - 5pm
    Thursday: 
    1 - 5pm & 6 - 9pm
    Friday: 
    10am - 1pm & 2 -6pm
    Saturday: 
    9am - noon & 1 - 5pm

    Find updates on available services and spaces here


    No inside services (computers, etc.) available.


    Program: 

    children looking at a map in the library with a magifying glass

    Exploring books also means learning about the places where those stories happen. Children finding clues on a map at the Carson branch.

    All Programs  

    Drop In  

    Book Clubs

    Computer and Technology

    Workshops and Classes

    Movies and Films

    Crafts

    Shows and Concerts

    Just for Fun

    Kids

    Teens or Tweens

    Adults

    Seniors

    Families

     

    Note: The programs listed are only the ones offered at this Branch (which is open to all).  We have a variety of programs offered at each of our 16 branches which are also open to everyone.

    Carson Branch provides programs for children from birth to school age and for families;  March Break events; Summer Reading Club: summer literacy programs for children; adult programs, including a community book club; art exhibits and displays.
    Background: 

    carson branch library

    On December 23, 1915, the first branch of the London Public Library, the East Branch Library (presently Carson Branch Library), was opened on the corner of Dundas and Rectory Streets in the East London Town Hall.

    It was moved in 1926 to the corner of Dufferin and Quebec Streets and named after the Director of London Public Library who served from 1906 to 1916. The present building was constructed in 1977.

    Historical Facts about Carson Branch

    December 14, 1906 William Oliver Carson becomes London's third librarian.

    December 23, 1915 London’s first branch library, East End (presently Carson) Branch, opens in a store in London East’s former town hall at the southwest corner of Dundas and Rectory Streets (now the Aeolian Hall, 797 Dundas Street).

    April 6, 1916 William O. Carson resigns as chief librarian of the London Public Library to become the inspector of public libraries in Ontario.

    1926 The East (presently Carson) Branch Library moves into the former Quebec Street School at the southwest corner of Dufferin Avenue and Quebec Street.

    September 1961 The East Branch Library is renamed the W.O. Carson Branch Library.

    1977 A new building for the W.O. Carson Branch Library is erected on the site of the former building.

    February 6, 2010 The newly renovated Carson Branch reopens with a ergonomically designed book chute; new carpets, circulation desk, flooring, furniture and paint; redesigned shelving units and a revamped meeting room.

     

    Click HERE for a complete chronological history of London Public Library.

    Carson Branch Profile (PDF)

    Parking: 

    Parking is available beside the library.

    Bus Route: 

    You can get to us by London Transit Commission (LTC) bus Route 20 Fanshawe College–Beaverbrook (close to the library on Quebec Street). Route 2 Nat Sci–Trafalgar Heights/Bonaventure stops nearby on Dundas Street.

    Go to LTC Routes to select a route, direction and stop and you will be given the next three arrival times and destination for that stop based on live data. Each stop location in the drop-down list is followed by its corresponding bus stop ID number.

    Meeting Space: 

    View all Library Spaces at London Public Library:  Meeting Rooms, Study and Music Practice Rooms and Wolf Performance Hall.

    For more information and to rent or reserve a meeting room, contact Meetings and Events Services staff at (519)-661-5120 or meetingsandevents@lpl.ca

    Misc 1 Title: 
    At the Library
    Misc 1 Body: 
    Carson Branch Library Collection

    Adult / General

    Kids

    Teens

    Note: The materials linked in this section are those materials currently located at this Branch.  We are happy to deliver materials from any London Public Library location to your requested library location.  This service is free and quite efficient.

    Please also see the following sections for our collections from across the library system: New Items, Life, Research, Staff Picks, Kids, and Teens.

    Each location has a materials return chute that is open when the library is closed except Cherryhill and Sherwood (chutes available during mall hours).

    Library Services

    In addition to lending, reference, reader's advisory and community referral services, we offer computer workstations with access to the Internet as well as software and electronic resources.

    Find out more about:

    Each location has a materials return chute that is open when the library is closed except Cherryhill and Sherwood (chutes available during mall hours).

    Carson

    Hours

    Tuesday 1-5 & 6-9
    Wednesday 9-noon & 1-5
    Thursday 1-5 & 6-9
    Friday 9-noon & 1-5
    Saturday 9-noon & 1-5

    Contact

    map showing location pf Carson Library

    519-438-4287
    465 Quebec St.
    N5W 3Y4

     

     

     

     

    Programs

    Go to program listings for Carson.

    Background

    On December 23, 1915, the first branch of the London Public Library, the East Branch Library, was opened on the corner of Dundas and Rectory Streets in the East London Town Hall. It was moved in 1926 to the corner of Dufferin and Quebec Streets and named after the Director of London Public Library who served from 1906 to 1916. The present building was constructed in 1977. The collection is varied and includes adult and children’s books, DVDs, videos, compact discs, audio cassettes, large print books and literacy kits. The branch has five computers for public uses: one job bank/email, one children’s cd-rom, and three internet stations. The Carson Branch runs a limited number of programs, including yearly drop-in craft programs, March Break programs and Summer Reading programs. Wheelchair accessible.

    Each location has a materials return chute which is open whenever the library is closed.

    Parking 

    Yes.

    Bus Routes

    You can get to us by LTC bus routes 20 (close to the library), routes 7 and 2 which stop nearby on Dundas St.

    Meeting Space

    Special Purpose Rooms may be booked for up to 2 hours maximum per use. Price does not include HST.

     

    Room

    Occupancy

    Rate:
    non-profit

    Rate:
    profit

    Rate:
    outside London

    Special Purpose:
      Meeting Room

    16  free
    $15 $22

    Central

    Location

    Central
    251 Dundas St
    London, ON N6A 6H9
    Canada
    Phone: 519-661-4600 (general info)
    Contact: 
    Central
    251 Dundas St
    London, ON N6A 6H9
    Canada
    Phone: 519-661-4600 (general info)

    Hours

    Sunday: 
    Closed
    Monday: 
    9am - 9pm
    Tuesday: 
    9am - 9pm
    Wednesday: 
    9am - 9pm
    Thursday: 
    9am - 9pm
    Friday: 
    10am - 6pm
    Saturday: 
    9am - 5pm
    Find updates on available services and spaces here

    Use Dundas St entrance. Entrance from Citi Plaza is closed.

    Computers on main floor available for 60 minutes max per day, with masks and distancing required at all times. Staff assistance is at a distance.

    Washrooms and other services and areas are not available.

    Additional Phone: 
    519-661-5122 (program registration)
    519-661-5120 (meeting space and Wolf Hall rental)
    Program: 

    2 men playing chess at the Central library

    An intense game of chess. Chess tables and pieces are always available and games are played throughout the day.

    All Programs  

    Drop In  

    Wolf Performance Hall

    Book Clubs

    Computer and Technology

    Crafts

    ESL and Languages

    Health and Wellness

    History

    Just for Fun

    Literature

    Mind and Psychology

    Movies and films

    Shows and Concerts

    Talks and Lectures

    Workshops, Classes, and Lectures

    Babies

    Kids

    Teens or Tweens

    Adults

    Seniors

    Families

    Parents

    Newcomers

     

    Note: The programs listed are only the ones offered at Central (which is open to all).  We have a variety of programs offered at each of our 16 locations which are also open to everyone.


     

    Background: 

    Central library

    This facility includes Central Adult and the Spriet Family Children's Library, the Teen Annex, Administration, Technical Support Services, Maintenance Services, Community Outreach and Development and Communications. Visiting Library Service is managed from this location.

    The LPL systems's periodicals, government publications and microform collections are held here. As well, Central Library has large videocassette and fiction collections.

    Central Library serves as a resource for branch libraries. Community Outreach provides extensive programs to support continuing education and leisure interests

    Historical Facts about Central Library

    May 6, 1895 The last meeting of the London Mechanics' Institute takes place. Minutes of the institute from 1841 to 1861 and 1879 to 1895 are located in the London Room at the Central Library.

    Summer 1913 The Children’s Room opens in the west end of the ground floor of the Central Library, formerly used as a ladies’ reading room.

    November 18, 1913 Rev. Dr. James Ross, a member of the London Public Library Board, is struck and killed by an automobile while in New York seeking an Andrew Carnegie library grant of $125,000 for building and furnishing a new central library. The library never receives a Carnegie grant.

    1934 Elsie Perrin Williams, the only child of Daniel S. Perrin of the Perrin Biscuit Company, dies, leaving a large bequest to the city, a portion of which was used to build the new Central Library.

    November 17, 1939 The cornerstone for the new central library at 305 Queens Avenue is laid by Mayor Allan J. Johnston.

    September 20, 1940 The Central Library at the southwest corner of Queens Avenue and Wellington Street, closes.

    October 4, 1940 The Elsie Perrin Williams Memorial Building housing the art gallery, central library and historical museum, is opened by the Hon. Duncan McArthur, Minister of Education at 305 Queens Avenue on the site of the former Princess Rink and Winter Gardens. It had room for 48,000 volumes, a second-floor art gallery, and an auditorium and children's library in the basement.

    December 7, 1940 The Active Service Club, a recreational centre for soldiers, opens its doors in the former Central Library building which was bought by the YMCA after the Second World War ended.

    March 31, 1942 The world premier showing of Canada's first feature-length film in colour, Here Will I Nest, is held in the auditorium of the Central Library.

    1952 Three new galleries are added to the second floor of the Central Library.

    February 1954 The old Central Library building at Queens Avenue and Wellington Street is demolished to make way for an addition to the YM-YWCA.

    April 26, 1968 The new million-dollar addition to the Central Library was formally opened by Ontario Premier John P. Robarts, providing a new children’s wing, more book space and more gallery space and increasing overall floor space from 39,600 square feet to 97,480 square feet.

    1981 Major renovations were made to the Central Library when the art gallery's former space of 12,940 square feet was renovated and a new staircase provided easier access to the newly expanded second floor. The London Room moved to the second floor.

    July 1, 1987 The Children’s Library rejoins the Central Library after almost twelve years in Branch services.

    February 8, 2000 It is announced that the Central Library would be relocating to the former Hudson’s Bay Department Store at 251 Dundas Street - in effect returning to its roots with the former Mechanics Institute building still standing next door at 231 Dundas Street.

    February 5, 2001 The exterior facade, foyer and central hall of the former Central Library at 205 Queens Avenue is designated a heritage building by the City of London.

    August 25, 2002 The new Central Library opens at 251 Dundas Street.

    June 5, 2003 A 20-week long project officially begins for the construction of the Rotary Reading Garden on a former parking lot just east of the new Central Library.

    October 5, 2005 Betsy Reilly and Father William B. "Bill" Thompson become London's first inductees into the Teachers' Wall of Fame at the new Central Library.

    January 2009 The Library Settlement Project is started at four locations: Beacock, Central, Jalna and Sherwood. The project is funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada in partnerships with the Centre for Lifelong Learning, the London Cross Cultural Centre, LUSO Community Services and the South London Neighbourhood Resource Centre.

    July 7, 2012 Employment Resource Centres close at Central, Crouch and Jalna branches.

     

    Click HERE for a complete chronological history of London Public Library.

    Central Branch Profile (PDF)

    Parking: 

    To validate your parking during library hours, for up to 2 hours, please present your parking stub and London Public Library Card to staff at the Welcome Desk or the Lending Services Desk.

    If you need to pay for parking, make sure you pay at the machine on P11 before returning to your car.

    Parking is available in the underground Citi Plaza London parking lot. You may enter the parking lot via Wellington, York, Clarence or King Street.

    Bus Route: 

    You can get to us by London Transit Commission (LTC).  

    Go to LTC Routes to select a route, direction and stop and you will be given the next three arrival times and destination for that stop based on live data. Each stop location in the drop-down list is followed by its corresponding bus stop ID number.

    Meeting Space: 

    View all Library Spaces at London Public Library:  Meeting Rooms, Study and Music Practice Rooms and Wolf Performance Hall.

    For more information and to rent or reserve a meeting room, contact Meetings and Events Services staff at (519)-661-5120 or meetingsandevents@lpl.ca

    Misc 1 Title: 
    At the Library
    Misc 1 Body: 
    Central Library Collection

    Adult / General

    Kids

    Teens

    Note: The materials linked in this section are those materials currently located at Central location.  We are happy to deliver materials from any London Public Library location to your requested library location.  This service is free and quite efficient.

    Please also see the following sections for our collections from across the library system: New Items, Life, Research, Staff Picks, Kids, and Teens.

    Each location has a materials return chute that is open when the library is closed except Cherryhill and Sherwood (chutes available during mall hours).

    Library Services

    In addition to lending, reference, reader's advisory and community referral services, we offer computer workstations with access to the Internet as well as software and electronic resources.

    Find out more about:

    The Ivey Family London Room

    The Ivey Family London Room is a research facility for genealogy and local history located at the Central Library. It contains a wealth of secondary source materials on the city of London and the counties of Elgin, Middlesex, Norfolk and Oxford as well as original materials on the city of London and Middlesex County, such as:

    • books
    • diaries & manuscripts
    • minutes
    • maps
    • photographs and other memorabilia
    • selected municipal documents

    The London Room collection does not circulate. 
    The London Room is open when the Central Library is open.

    Click HERE for Local history and genealogy research service

    Click HERE for more details on the London Room.

    Central

    Hours

    Monday 9-9
    Tuesday 9-9
    Wednesday 9-9
    Thursday 9-9
    Friday 9-6
    Saturday 9-5
    Sunday See hours below

    Fall/Winter Sunday Service (Central only)

    Sunday Service hours are 1-4 pm.

    Sunday Service at Central will begin on October 16, 2011 and run until November 27, 2011. Sunday Service resumes on January 7, 2012 and ends on May 6, 2012.
    Central will not be open on Sundays in December or January 1, 2012 and Sunday, February 19 and Sunday, April 8 (Easter Sunday).

    (Access to Community Outreach and Program Services, the Library Cafe and the Reading Garden will not be available on Sundays.)

    Contact

    251 Dundas St.map showing location of Central Library
    N6A 6H9
    519-661-4600 (general info)
    519-661-5122 (program registration)
    519-661-5120 (meeting space)
    info@lpl.ca

     

     

    Programs

    Go to program listings for Central.

    Go to program listings for the Wolf Hall.

    Go to program listings for the Children's Library at Central.

    Go to program listings for the Central Teen Annex.

    Background

    This facility includes Central Adult and Children's Libraries, the Teen Annex, Administration, Technical Support Services, Maintenance Services, Community Outreach and Development and Communications. Visiting Library Service is managed from this location. The Central Adult Library has three public service divisions. Lending Services is responsible for circulation and inter-library loans, and the three major Reference Service desks provide information in all subject areas. The LPL systems's periodicals, government publications and microform collections are held here. As well, Central Library has large videocassette and fiction collections. The London Room collects and preserves materials of local historical interests. Central Library serves as a resource for branch libraries. Community Outreach provides extensive programs to support continuing education and leisure interests. Wheelchair accessible.

    Each location has a materials return chute which is open whenever the library is closed. The Central Library has two return chutes; an exterior one located beside the entry doors facing Dundas St. and an interior one located in the wall beside the library windows facing the Citi Plaza courtyard.

    Parking

    Parking is available in the underground Citi Plaza London parking lot. To validate your parking, up to 2 hours, please present to staff at the Welcome Desk or the Lending Services Desk your London Public Library Card.

    Bus Routes 

    Every bus route that travels downtown stops within a maximum of 2 blocks of the Central Library.

    Meeting Space

    Meeting Space rates are per use up to 4 hours, plus HST.
    Special Purpose Rooms may be booked for up to a 2 hour maximum per use.

    Room

    Occupancy

    Rate:
    non-profit*

    Rate:
    profit *

    Rate:
    outside London *

     Stevenson & Hunt
     A&B
    120 $110 $220 $298
     Stevenson & Hunt A
    60 $60 $120 $160
     Stevenson & Hunt B
    50 $50 $100 $140
     Tonda 36 $50 $100 $140
     Second Floor Meeting Room
    40 $50 $100 $140

    Friends of the London Public Library
    Board Room

    18 $75 $150 $200
    Computer Training
    Room, 1st floor
    24 $250 $500 $650
    Rotary Reading Garden 540 $500 $1000 $1400

    Wolf Performance Hall

    per diem
    projection booth

    369

     

     

    $195

    $490
    $100

    $370

    $925
    $100

    $540

    $1350
    $100

    Special Purpose:
       Study Rooms
    6 free $15 $22
    Special Purpose:
       Tutorial Pods
    2 free $15 $22
    Special Purpose:
       Music Practice
       Rooms
    2 free $15 $22
    Exhibit Space:
       Red Wall
     53 linear feet free --- ---
    Exhibit Space:
       Teen Annex
     29 linear feet free --- ---
    Exhibit Space:
       2nd floor
     72 linear feet free --- ---
    Exhibit Space:
       3nd floor
     24 linear feet free --- ---


    Cherryhill

    Location

    Cherryhill
    301 Oxford St. W. Cherryhill Mall
    London, ON N6H 1S6
    Canada
    Phone: 519-439-6456
    Photo: 
    Contact: 
    Cherryhill
    301 Oxford St. W. Cherryhill Mall
    London, ON N6H 1S6
    Canada
    Phone: 519-439-6456

    Hours

    Sunday: 
    Closed
    Monday: 
    Closed
    Tuesday: 
    9am - 6pm
    Wednesday: 
    9am - 6pm
    Thursday: 
    9am - 6pm
    Friday: 
    10am - 6pm
    Saturday: 
    9am - 5pm
    Program: 

    Puzzle program Cherryhill Branch

    Puzzle program at Cherryhill Branch.  Anyone can join in to help put the puzzle together.

    All Programs  

    Drop In  

    Book Clubs

    Just for Fun

    Computer and Technology

    Workshops and Classes

    Shows and Concerts

    ESL and Languages

    Health and Wellness

    Babies

    Kids

    Teens or Tweens

    Adults

    Seniors

    Families

    Parents

    Newcomers

     

    Note: The programs listed are only the ones offered at this Branch (which is open to all).  We have a variety of programs offered at each of our 16 branches which are also open to everyone.

     

    Background: 

    Cherryhill branch

    London Public Library has had a presence in the Cherryhill Village Mall (formerly the Westown Plaza Mall) since 1963. On October 16, 2001 we moved to the East end of the mall, expanded to 10,000 sq. ft., and changed our name to Cherryhill Branch Library.

    We have a separate children's area, a second program room, a study area with plenty of power outlets, gallery space to feature local artists, several computers with internet access, a scanner, comfy reading chairs and computers with literacy based children's games. The Branch features lots of space in the aisles to allow mobility of strollers, walkers, wheelchairs & scooters. To meet diverse ethnic needs, we have a large collection of non-English language materials and ESL programs to aid in acquiring new language skills.

    Our Library is truly a community hub. We partner with many other groups and organizations in order to provide a broad spectrum of resources for our diverse community. Our partners include Ontario Early Years - London North Centre, Middlesex London Health Unit, Third Age Outreach St Josephs’ Health Centre, Hutton House, Thames Valley Board of Education, Cross Cultural Learner CentreCherryhill Healthy Aging, London Children's Connection, London InterCommunity Health Centre, London Health Sciences Centre and Minto Cherryhill.

    Historical Facts about Cherryhill Branch

    June 1963 The seventh branch library, Westown (presently Cherryhill) Branch, opens in the Westown Plaza Mall.

    1990 Westown Branch Library becomes the first full service branch with six full-time staff.

    October 16, 2001 The former Westown Branch is expanded and relocates within the Cherryhill Village Mall. It reopens as the Cherryhill Branch
     

    Click HERE for a complete chronological history of London Public Library.

    Cherryhill Branch Profile (PDF)

    Parking: 

    You may park in the Cherryhill mall parking lot to visit the Library.

    Bus Route: 

    You can get to us by London Transit Commission (LTC) bus Route 9 Downtown–Whitehills, Route 17 Argyle Mall–Byron/RiverbendRoute 20 Fanshawe College–Beaverbrook and Route 33 Alumni Hall–Proudfoot which stop within 250 metres of the branch. Community Bus Routes 51, 53 and 55 drop off at Cherryhill Mall upon request.

    Go to LTC Routes to select a route, direction and stop and you will be given the next three arrival times and destination for that stop based on live data. Each stop location in the drop-down list is followed by its corresponding bus stop ID number.

    Meeting Space: 

    View all Library Spaces at London Public Library:  Meeting Rooms, Study and Music Practice Rooms and Wolf Performance Hall.

    For more information and to rent or reserve a meeting room, contact Meetings and Events Services staff at (519)-661-5120 or meetingsandevents@lpl.ca

    Misc 1 Title: 
    At the Library
    Misc 1 Body: 
    Cherryhill Branch Library Collection

    Adult / General

    Kids

    Teens

    Note: The materials linked in this section are those materials currently located at this Branch.  We are happy to deliver materials from any London Public Library location to your requested library location.  This service is free and quite efficient.

    Please also see the following sections for our collections from across the library system: New Items, Life, Research, Staff Picks, Kids, and Teens.

    Each location has a materials return chute that is open when the library is closed except Cherryhill and Sherwood (chutes available during mall hours).

    Library Services

    In addition to lending, reference, reader's advisory and community referral services, we offer computer workstations with access to the Internet as well as software and electronic resources.

    Find out more about:

    Each location has a materials return chute that is open when the library is closed except Cherryhill and Sherwood (chutes available during mall hours).

    Cherryhill

    Hours

    Tuesday 9 – 9
    Wednesday 9-9
    Thursday 9-9
    Friday 9-6
    Saturday 9-5

    Contact

    map showing location of Cherryhill Library

    301 Oxford St. W.
    N6H 1S6
    519-439-6456

     

     

     

     

    Programs

    Go to program listings for Cherryhill.

    Background

    The Westown Branch Library has been located in the Cherryhill Village Mall (formerly named the Westown Plaza Mall) since 1963. On October 16, 2001 we moved to the east end of the mall, expanded to 10,000 sq. ft., and changed our name to Cherryhill Branch.

    The new location boasts a separate children's area, a second program room, greatly enhanced study and computer area, gallery space to feature local artists, a listening centre for tapes/CDs, a video/DVD  viewing station, comfy reading chairs and multi-purpose computer workstations especially for kids. The new branch features lots of space in the aisles to allow mobility of strollers, walkers, wheelchairs & scooters. To meet diverse ethnic needs, we have a large collection of non-English language materials to serve the needs of newcomers, and we established a program of Conversation Circles in which they can practice new language skills.

    Cherryhill Branch provides a multitude of programs: reading programs for children from birth to school age;  March Break event; Summer Reading Club: summer literacy programs for children; adult art & handicraft programs; art exhibits and displays; film series, and  topical presentations as interest and events come to our attention. Our 7 public internet computers are in constant use and our comfortable lounge chairs and reading tables are usually occupied by people like you enjoying daily newspapers and our broad selection of magazines.

    Our Library is truly a community hub. We partner with many other groups and organizations in order to provide a board spectrum of resources for our diverse community. Our partners include Ontario Early Years – London North Centre, Investing in Children, Families First, Middlesex London Health Unit, Third Age Outreach St Josephs’ Health Centre, Hutton House, Thames Valley Board of Education, and London District Catholic School Board.

    Each location has a materials return chute which is open whenever the library is closed.

    Parking

    You may park in the Cherryhill mall parking lot to visit the Library.

    Bus Routes

    You can get to us by LTC bus routes 9, 17, 20 and 33 which stop within 250 metres of Cherryhill Branch.

    Meeting Space

    Meeting Space rates are per use up to 4 hours, plus HST.
    Special Purpose Rooms may be booked for up to a 2 hour maximum per use.

    Room

    Occupancy

    Rate:
    non-profit

    Rate:
    profit

    Rate:
    outside London

     (Sam) Katz Room
    50  $45  $90   
    $120 
     Cherryhill Meeting Room
    35  $45  $90  $120 
     Exhibit:
       (Sam) Katz Room
    58 linear feet  free  ---   --- 
     Exhibit:
       Cherryhill Meeting Room
    38 linear feet
    free   ---  ---


    Crouch

    Location

    Crouch
    550 Hamilton Rd
    London, ON N5Z 1S4
    Canada
    Phone: (519) 673-0111
    Photo: 
    Contact: 
    Crouch
    550 Hamilton Rd
    London, ON N5Z 1S4
    Canada
    Phone: (519) 673-0111

    Hours

    Sunday: 
    Closed
    Monday: 
    Closed
    Tuesday: 
    9am - 9pm
    Wednesday: 
    9am - 9pm
    Thursday: 
    9am - 9pm
    Friday: 
    10am - 6pm
    Saturday: 
    9am - 5pm
    Program: 

    Child doing homework with helper at the library

    The after school Homework Club at Crouch runs once a week after school for 2 hours during the school year. It pairs up children and volunteers trained by Frontier College.

    All Programs  

    Drop In  

    Crafts

    Just for Fun

    Book Clubs

    Holidays

    Special Events

    Music and Dance

    Movies and Films

    Health and Wellness

    Babies

    Kids

    Teens or Tweens

    Adults

    Families

    Parents

    Note: The programs listed are only the ones offered at this Branch (which is open to all).  We have a variety of programs offered at each of our 16 branches which are also open to everyone.

    Our Branch provides a wide variety of programs and services for you, including preschool storytimes for children from birth to age five, two adult book clubs, literacy programs and more.

    Many different community organizations work together with the Crouch Branch Library, including the Crouch Neighbourhood Resource centre which shares space with us. It offers high quality programs from education and recreation to basic needs support. We also partner with: Service Canada, Hamilton Road Community Association, Hutton House, TVNELP (Thames Valley Early Learning Program), Literacy London, Thames Secondary School, and 8 elementary schools in the area. This enables us to offer high quality programs for you, training opportunities for both students and those with disabilities, and outreach projects.

    Background: 

    Crouch branch library

    The Crouch Branch Library has been part of the Hamilton Road Community since 1922. The branch has gone through many changes since then, most notably our rebuild in 2002. Our new one story building houses a state-of-the-art Library, Employment Resource Centre and the Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre.

    Crouch Branch Library offers services to people living in the Hamilton Road and Crumlin areas.

    Historical Facts about Crouch Branch

    November 3, 1921 The London Public Library secured a one-year lease of premises in the Bourne Block at 435 Hamilton Road for London's third branch library, Southeast (presently Crouch) Branch.

    1922 London’s third branch library, Southeast (presently Crouch) Branch moves to the basement of the Trafalgar Public School.

    April 1925 The Southeast (presently Crouch) Branch Library settles in a house at 550 Hamilton Road (at the northwest corner of Sackville Street)

    April 10, 1958 A new building is opened for the Southeast Branch Library and it is renamed the Richard E.Crouch Branch Library.

    July 1970 The Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre is created.

    November 13, 1981 The Historic Sites Committee of the London Public Library Board unveils a plaque to honour the library's longest serving chief executive, Richard Edwin Crouch.

    February 2002 The former Crouch Branch building at 550 Hamilton Road is demolished and service is resumed at 220 Adelaide Street North dutring the construction of the new Crouch Branch building.

    February 1, 2003 Dr. Keith Crouch unveils a plaque honouring his father, Richard Crouch, at the opening of the new Crouch Branch Library.

    July 7, 2012 Employment Resource Centres close at Central, Crouch and Jalna branches.

     

    Click HERE for a complete chronological history of London Public Library.

    Crouch Branch Profile (PDF)

    Parking: 

    ALERT: The entrance to the Crouch Branch parking lot is currently closed due to road construction on Sackville St. Construction details can be found here. You can call the Crouch Branch at 519-661-4600 with questions about parking alternatives.
     

    Bus Route: 

    You can get to us by London Transit Commission (LTC) bus Route 3 Downtown–Fairmont/Argyle Mall which stops within 250 metres of the branch.

    Go to LTC Routes to select a route, direction and stop and you will be given the next three arrival times and destination for that stop based on live data. Each stop location in the drop-down list is followed by its corresponding bus stop ID number.

    Meeting Space: 

    View all Library Spaces at London Public Library:  Meeting Rooms, Study and Music Practice Rooms and Wolf Performance Hall.

    For more information and to rent or reserve a meeting room, contact Meetings and Events Services staff at (519)-661-5120 or meetingsandevents@lpl.ca

    Misc 1 Title: 
    At the Library
    Misc 1 Body: 
    Crouch Branch Library Collection

    Adult / General

    Kids

    Teens

    Note: The materials linked in this section are those materials currently located at this Branch.  We are happy to deliver materials from any London Public Library location to your requested library location.  This service is free and quite efficient.

    Please also see the following sections for our collections from across the library system: New Items, Life, Research, Staff Picks, Kids, and Teens.

    Each location has a materials return chute that is open when the library is closed except Cherryhill and Sherwood (chutes available during mall hours).

    Library Services

    In addition to lending, reference, reader's advisory and community referral services, we offer computer workstations with access to the Internet as well as software and electronic resources.

    Find out more about:

    Crouch

    Hours

    Tuesday 9 – 9
    Wednesday 9-9
    Thursday 9-9
    Friday 9-6
    Saturday 9-5

    Contact

    550 Hamilton Rd. map showing location of crouch
    N5Z 1S4
    519-673-0111

     

     

     

     

    Programs

    Go to program listings for Crouch.

    Background

    Our Library has been part of the Hamilton Road Community since 1922. The branch has gone through many changes since then, most notably our rebuild in 2002. Our new one story building houses a state-of-the-art Library, Employment Resource Centre and the Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre.

    Our Branch provides a wide variety of programs and services for you, including preschool storytimes for children from birth to age five, two adult book clubs, literacy programs and more. Crouch Branch Library offers services to people living in the Hamilton Road and Crumlin areas.

    Many different community organizations work together with the Crouch Branch Library, including the Crouch Neighbourhood Resource centre which shares space with us. It offers high quality programs from education and recreation to basic needs support. We also partner with: Service Canada, Hamilton Road Community Association, Hutton House, TVNELP (Thames Valley Early Learning Program), Literacy London, Thames Secondary School, and 8 elementary schools in the area. This enables us to offer high quality programs for you, training opportunities for both students and those with disabilities, and outreach projects.

    Each location has a materials return chute which is open whenever the library is closed.

    Parking

    We have a large parking lot behind the Library.

    Bus Routes

    You can get to us by LTC bus route 3 which stops within 250 metres of Crouch Branch.

    Meeting Space

    Meeting Space rates are per use up to 4 hours, plus HST.
    Special Purpose Rooms may be booked for up to a 2 hour maximum per use.

    Room

    Occupancy

    Rate:
    non-profit

    Rate:
    profit

    Rate:
    outside London

     #1 A&B
    90  $60  $120  $160 
     #1 A 30  $45  $90  $120 
     #1 B
    50  $45  $90  $120 
     # 3 40  $45  $90  $120 
     Special Purpose:
      
    Cornerstone
    10  free  $15  $22 
    Exhibit:
       #1 A&B
     29 linear feet free  ---  --- 
    Exhibit:
        Cornerstone
    29 linear feet free --- ---


    East London

    Location

    East London
    2016 Dundas St
    London, ON N5V 1R1
    Canada
    Phone: (519) 451-7600
    Photo: 
    Contact: 
    East London
    2016 Dundas St
    London, ON N5V 1R1
    Canada
    Phone: (519) 451-7600

    Hours

    Sunday: 
    Closed
    Monday: 
    Closed
    Tuesday: 
    9am - 9pm
    Wednesday: 
    9am - 9pm
    Thursday: 
    9am - 9pm
    Friday: 
    10am - 6pm
    Saturday: 
    9am - 5pm
    Program: 

    East london library program for seniors

    East London is the location of the Argyle Seniors’ Satellite Centre, an initiative of  the City of London. Both the library and the city offer a variety of  programming for older adults.

    All Programs  

    Drop In  

    Book Clubs

    Computer and Technology

    Workshops and Classes

    Shows and Concerts

    Finances

    Talks and Lectures

    Health and Wellness

    Babies

    Kids

    Teens or Tweens

    Adults

    Seniors

    Families

    Parents

     

    Note: The programs listed are only the ones offered at this Branch (which is open to all).  We have a variety of programs offered at each of our 16 branches which are also open to everyone.

    Programming is provided for all ages and includes storytimes, prenatal classes, computer classes and book discussion groups

    Background: 

    East london library exterior

    The East London Branch Library is a light-filled, spacious location serving the Argyle and Crumlin areas. We are a place that you can come to research, relax, read, meet people, participate in programs and socialize.

    Our up-to-date print and non-print collections contain a wide variety of resources selected to meet your needs.

    Community partners who share our building are the YMCA (Daycare) and the YMCA (Camp Office) and the Argyle Community Resource Centre.

    Historical Facts about East London Branch

    March 5, 1908 The Finance Committee is instructed by the London Public Library Board to consider the advisability of opening a branch of the library in East London.

    1947 The Argyle Community (formerly Eastwood, presently East London) Library is established.

    January 1, 1961 With annexation, the library acquires its fourth, fifth and sixth branch libraries - Argyle, Broughdale and Byron - and eight bookmobile stops formerly operated by the Middlesex County Library Co-operative. The Argyle (presently East London) Branch is moved to quarters in the Argyle Mall.

    June 25, 1986 The Argyle (presently East London) Branch Library relocates from the Argyle Mall to the Eastwood Plaza and is renamed the Eastwood Centre Branch Library.

    September 24, 2005 The new East London Branch Library opens in the former White Rose building at 2016 Dundas Street to replace the former Eastwood Branch Library.The library shares the facility with the East London Community Centre and a daycare and fitness centre operated by the London Y.

     

    Click HERE for a complete chronological history of London Public Library.

    East London Branch Profile (PDF)

    Parking: 

    We have a large parking lot immediately in front of the Library.

    Meeting Space: 

    View all Library Spaces at London Public Library:  Meeting Rooms, Study and Music Practice Rooms and Wolf Performance Hall.

    For more information and to rent or reserve a meeting room, contact Meetings and Events Services staff at (519)-661-5120 or meetingsandevents@lpl.ca

    Misc 1 Title: 
    At the Library
    Misc 1 Body: 
    East London Branch Library Collection

    Adult / General

    Kids

    Teens

    Note: The materials linked in this section are those materials currently located at this Branch.  We are happy to deliver materials from any London Public Library location to your requested library location.  This service is free and quite efficient.

    Please also see the following sections for our collections from across the library system: New Items, Life, Research, Staff Picks, Kids, and Teens.

    Each location has a materials return chute that is open when the library is closed except Cherryhill and Sherwood (chutes available during mall hours).

    Library Services

    In addition to lending, reference, reader's advisory and community referral services, we offer computer workstations with access to the Internet as well as software and electronic resources.

    Find out more about:

    East London

    East London Branch is open.

    Hours

    Tuesday 9 – 9
    Wednesday 9-9
    Thursday 9-9
    Friday 9-6
    Saturday 9-5

    Contact

    2016 Dundas St. map showing location of East London Library
    N5V 1R1
    519-451-7600

     

     

     

     

     

    Programs

    Go to program listings for East London.

    Background

    The East London Branch Library is a light-filled, spacious location serving the Argyle and Crumlin areas. We are a place that you can come to research, relax, read, meet people, participate in programs and socialize.

    Our up-to-date print and non-print collections contain a wide variety of resources selected to meet your needs. We have 8 computers for public internet use as well as 2 quick access terminals; we also have an IBM Homework Lab with 8 computers that are available for students working on school assignments.

    Programming is provided for all ages and includes storytimes, prenatal classes, computer classes and book discussion groups. Our meeting rooms are booked and used by a variety of community groups and are also available for rental.

    Community partners who share our building are the YMCA (Daycare) and the YMCA (Camp Office), the Argyle Community Resource Centre and Family Networks.

    East London branch has a materials return chute which is always open.

    Parking Lot

    We have a large parking lot immediately in front of the Library.

    Bus Routes

    You can get to us by LTC bus routes 7, 17, 2, 22 and 35 which stop within 250 metres of East London Branch.

    Meeting Space

    Meeting Space rates are per use up to 4 hours, plus HST.
    Special Purpose Rooms may be booked for up to a 2 hour maximum per use.

    Room

    Occupancy

    Rate:
    non-profit

    Rate:
    profit

    Rate:
    outside London

     Meeting Room 1
     A&B
     90  $60   $120   $160 
     Meeting Room 1A
     45  $45  $90  $120
     Meeting Room 1B
     45  $45  $90  $120
     East London
     Rotary Reading Room
     40  $45  $90  $120
     Special Purpose:
       Study Room
     8  free  15  $22

    Glanworth

    Location

    Glanworth Branch Library
    2950 Glanworth Drive
    London N6N 1N6
    Canada
    Phone: (519)-681-6797
    Photo: 
    Contact: 
    Glanworth Branch Library
    2950 Glanworth Drive
    London N6N 1N6
    Canada
    Phone: (519)-681-6797

    Hours

    Sunday: 
    10AM - Noon
    Monday: 
    Closed
    Tuesday: 
    4 - 6pm
    Wednesday: 
    Closed
    Thursday: 
    Closed
    Friday: 
    Closed
    Saturday: 
    Closed
    Program: 

    glanworth branch

    All Programs

    Drop In

    Crafts

    Just for Fun

    Computer and Technology

    Kids

    Teens

    Adults

    Seniors

    Background: 

    Glanworth Branch Library

    Public Library history in Glanworth dates from 1912 when a library association was formed. The library was built in 1923 from money collected by the community.

    In 1963, the Glanworth Branch Library joined the new Middlesex County library system.

    Although the library looks much the same as it did originally, today we also provides computer applications to satisfy the needs of its patrons, children’s crafts and summer reading program.

    Historical Facts about Glanworth Branch

    May 10, 1912 The Glanworth Library Association is formed by Eunice Mary (Meadows) Dawson and Mrs. Robert Fisher.

    July 28, 1912 Glanworth Public Library is established with Eunice Dawson as the first librarian.

    1923 The Glanworth Library, built with community funds, opens.

    1963 The Glanworth Library joins the new Middlesex County Library system.

    January 1, 1993 With annexation, the Library acquires its fourteenth and fifteenth branch libraries - Glanworth and Lambeth.

     

    Click HERE for a complete chronological history of London Public Library.

    Glanworth Branch Profile (PDF)

    Parking: 

    Street parking available.

    Bus Route: 

    No bus route available.

    Meeting Space: 

    Not available

    Misc 1 Title: 
    At the Library
    Misc 1 Body: 
    Glanworth Branch Library Collection

    Adult / General

    Kids

    Teens

    Each location has a materials return chute that is open when the library is closed except Cherryhill and Sherwood (chutes available during mall hours).

    Library Services

    In addition to lending, reference, reader's advisory and community referral services, we offer computer workstations with access to the Internet as well as software and electronic resources. Learn how to reserve a computer before your visit.

    Glanworth

    Hours

    Tuesday 7-9
    Saturday 10 am – noon

    Contact

    2950 Glanworth Dr. map showing location of glanworth
    N6N 1N6
    519-681-6797

     

    See programs at Glanworth.

     

    Background

    This facility was acquired by the Library Board with the 1993 annexation. Public Library history in Glanworth dates from 1912 when a library association was formed. The library was built in 1923 from money collected by the community. In 1963 Glanworth Branch Library joined the new Middlesex County library system. Although the library looks much the same as it did originally, today we also provides computer applications to satisfy the needs of its patrons, children’s crafts and summer reading program.

    Each location has a materials return chute which is open whenever the library is closed.

    Bus Route

    No bus route

    Meeting Rooms

    No meeting rooms

    Jalna

    Location

    Jalna Branch Library
    1119 Jalna Blvd.
    London N6E 3B3
    Canada
    Phone: (519)-685-6465
    Photo: 
    Contact: 
    Jalna Branch Library
    1119 Jalna Blvd.
    London N6E 3B3
    Canada
    Phone: (519)-685-6465

    Hours

    Sunday: 
    Closed
    Monday: 
    Closed
    Tuesday: 
    9am - 9pm
    Wednesday: 
    9am - 9pm
    Thursday: 
    9am - 9pm
    Friday: 
    10am - 6pm
    Saturday: 
    9am - 5pm
    Program: 

     

     

    All Programs  

    Drop In  

    Crafts

    Just for Fun

    Book Clubs

    ESL and Languages

    Computer and Technology

    Health and Wellness

    Babies

    Kids

    Teens or Tweens

    Adults

    Seniors

    Families

    Parents

    Newcomers

    Note: The programs listed are only the ones offered at this Branch (which is open to all).  We have a variety of programs offered at each of our 16 branches which are also open to everyone.

    A variety of programs are offered for you to enjoy at the Jalna Branch such as storytimes for preschoolers, summer reading program, class visits for children from 11 area schools, parenting and general interest topics for adults.

    Background: 

    Jalna branch library

    Jalna Branch Library is located in south London across the street from one of London’s busiest shopping centers, the White Oaks Mall. Jalna Branch and the South London Community Centre operate in a shared facility, functioning as a meeting place for the south London community.
    Historical Facts about Jalna Branch

    1980 The eleventh branch library, White Oaks (presently Jalna) Branch opens.

    April 1990 The Jalna Branch Library opens at 1119 Jalna Boulevard to replace the White Oaks Branch Library.

    July 1, 2005 The renovated Jalna Branch opens, sharing a common entrance with the South London Community Centre.

    January 2009 The Library Settlement Project is started at four locations: Beacock, Central, Jalna and Sherwood. The project is funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada in partnerships with the Centre for Lifelong Learning, the London Cross Cultural Centre, LUSO Community Services and the South London Neighbourhood Resource Centre.

    July 7, 2012 Employment Resource Centres close at Central, Crouch and Jalna branches.

     

    Click HERE for a complete chronological history of London Public Library.

    Jalna Branch Profile (PDF)

    Parking: 

    Jalna has a parking lot available.

    Bus Route: 

    You can get to us by London Transit Commission (LTC) bus Route 4 Fanshawe College–White Oaks Mall and Route 26 Downtown–White Oaks Mall which stop within 250 metres of Jalna Branch across from White Oaks Mall Jalna entrance. Route 10 Natural Science–White Oaks Mall, Route 13 White Oaks Mall–Grenfell/Northridge, Route 14 White Oaks Mall–Barker & Huron, Route 30 White Oaks Mall–Cheese Factory Road and Route 90 Express Masonville–White Oaks stop within half a kilometre at White Oaks Mall main entrance.

    Go to LondonTransit.ca and use the drop-down menus to select a route, direction and stop and you will be given the next three arrival times and destination for that stop based on live data. Each stop location in the drop-down list is followed by its corresponding bus stop ID number.

    Meeting Space: 

    View all Library Spaces at London Public Library:  Meeting Rooms, Study and Music Practice Rooms and Wolf Performance Hall.

    For more information and to rent or reserve a meeting room, contact Meetings and Events Services staff at (519)-661-5120 or meetingsandevents@lpl.ca

    Misc 1 Title: 
    At the Library
    Misc 1 Body: 
    Jalna Branch Library Collection

    Adult / General

    Kids

    Teens

    Note: The materials linked in this section are those materials currently located at this Branch.  We are happy to deliver materials from any London Public Library location to your requested library location.  This service is free and quite efficient.

    Please also see the following sections for our collections from across the library system: New Items, Life, Research, Staff Picks, Kids, and Teens.

    Each location has a materials return chute that is open when the library is closed except Cherryhill and Sherwood (chutes available during mall hours).

    Library Services

    In addition to lending, reference, reader's advisory and community referral services, we offer computer workstations with access to the Internet as well as software and electronic resources.

    Find out more about:

    Jalna

    Hours

    Tuesday 9 – 9
    Wednesday 9-9
    Thursday 9-9
    Friday 9-6
    Saturday 9-5

    Contact

    1119 Jalna Blvd.map showing location of Jalna
    N6E 3B3
    519-685-6465

     

     

     

     

    Programs

    Go to program listings for Jalna.

    Background

    Jalna Branch Library is located in south London across the street from one of London’s busiest shopping centers, the White Oaks Mall. Jalna Branch and the South London Community Centre operate in a shared facility, functioning as a meeting place for the south London community.

    A variety of programs are offered for you to enjoy at the Jalna Branch such as storytimes for preschoolers, summer reading program, class visits for children from 11 area schools, parenting and general interest topics for adults.

    The READ program (Reading for Enjoyment and Development) is a one-on-one tutoring program for reluctant readers between the ages of 7 and 12 years. Volunteer tutors meet once a week for an hour with their young partner. Through the attention and assistance of the volunteer tutor, the child’s self esteem improves as well as his/her reading skills. It is one of six Library locations that offer Employment Resource Centre to the job-seeking public.

    Each location has a materials return chute which is open whenever the library is closed.

    Parking

    We have a large parking lot immediately in front of the Library.

    Bus Routes

    You can get to us by LTC bus routes 4A and 26 which stop within 250 metres of Jalna Branch; routes # 10, 13, 14 and 30 stop within half a kilometre.

    Meeting Space

    Meeting Space rates are per use up to 4 hours, plus HST.
    Special Purpose Rooms may be booked for up to a 2 hour maximum per use.

     

    Room

    Occupancy

    Rate:
    non-profit

    Rate:
    profit

    Rate:
    outside London

     Meeting Room A&B
     60  $60   $120  $160 
     Meeting Room A  30  $45  $90  $120
     Meeting Room B
     30  $45   $90  $120


    Lambeth

    Location

    Lambeth Branch Library
    7112 Beattie Street
    London N6P 1A2
    Canada
    Phone: (519)-652-2951
    Photo: 
    Contact: 
    Lambeth Branch Library
    7112 Beattie Street
    London N6P 1A2
    Canada
    Phone: (519)-652-2951

    Hours

    Sunday: 
    Closed
    Monday: 
    Closed
    Tuesday: 
    1pm - 5pm & 6 - 9pm
    Wednesday: 
    9am - noon & 1 - 5pm
    Thursday: 
    1pm - 5pm & 6 - 9pm
    Friday: 
    10am - 1pm & 2 - 6pm
    Saturday: 
    9am - noon & 1 - 5pm
    Program: 

    a child and adult with faces painted like leopards

    All Programs  

    Drop In  

    Crafts

    Just for Fun

    Book Clubs

    Computer and Technology

    Babies

    Kids

    Teens or Tweens

    Adults

    Seniors

    Families

    Parents

    Note: The programs listed are only the ones offered at this Branch (which is open to all).  We have a variety of programs offered at each of our 16 branches which are also open to everyone.
    We offer yearly drop-in crafts programs, March Break events, Summer Reading programs, and preschool storytimes.
    Background: 

    lambeth branch library

    Lambeth Branch Library was assumed by the London Public Library Board in the 1993 annexation.

    Public library history in Lambeth dates from 1924 when a small group of people formed a library association.

    In 1931 a library was built on Talbot road which served the community until the new library was built and opened in 1991.

    The present library is part of a community centre/arena complex.

    The Westminster Historical Society maintains a room in the library for their local history material.

    Our collection is varied and includes adult and children’s books, DVDs, videos, compact discs, audio cassettes, large print books, and literacy kits.

    Historical Facts about Lambeth Branch

    1924 The Lambeth Library Association is formed.

    1931 The Lambeth Library opens on Talbot Road.

    1991 A new building is erected for the Lambeth Library.

    January 1, 1993 With annexation, the Library acquires its fourteenth and fifteenth branch libraries - Glanworth and Lambeth.

    January 29, 2011 An open house is held at the Lambeth Branch Library to celebrate recent renovations.

     

    Click HERE for a complete chronological history of London Public Library.

    Lambeth Branch Profile (PDF)

    Parking: 

    We have a large parking lot beside the Library.

    Bus Route: 

    You can get to us by London Transit Commission (LTC) Route 28 Westmount Mall–Lambeth and Route 12 Downtown–Wharn. & Wonderland which stop within 700 metres of the branch.

    Go to LTC Routes to select a route, direction and stop and you will be given the next three arrival times and destination for that stop based on live data. Each stop location in the drop-down list is followed by its corresponding bus stop ID number.

    Meeting Space: 

    View all Library Spaces at London Public Library:  Meeting Rooms, Study and Music Practice Rooms and Wolf Performance Hall.

    For more information and to rent or reserve a meeting room, contact Meetings and Events Services staff at (519)-661-5120 or meetingsandevents@lpl.ca

    Misc 1 Title: 
    At the Library
    Misc 1 Body: 
    Lambeth Branch Library Collection

    Adult / General

    Kids

    Teens

    Note: The materials linked in this section are those materials currently located at this Branch.  We are happy to deliver materials from any London Public Library location to your requested library location.  This service is free and quite efficient.

    Please also see the following sections for our collections from across the library system: New Items, Life, Research, Staff Picks, Kids, and Teens.

    Each location has a materials return chute that is open when the library is closed except Cherryhill and Sherwood (chutes available during mall hours).

    Library Services

    In addition to lending, reference, reader's advisory and community referral services, we offer computer workstations with access to the Internet as well as software and electronic resources.

    Find out more about:

    Each location has a materials return chute that is open when the library is closed except Cherryhill and Sherwood (chutes available during mall hours).

    Lambeth

    Hours

    Tuesday 1-5 & 6-9
    Wednesday 9-noon & 1-5
    Thursday 1-5 & 6-9
    Friday 9-noon & 1-5
    Saturday 9-noon & 1-5

    Contact

    7112 Beattie St.map showing location of Lambeth library
    N6P 1A2
    519-652-2951

     

     

     

    Programs

    Go to program listings for Lambeth.

    Background

    Lambeth Branch Library was assumed by the London Public Library Board in the 1993 annexation. Public library history in Lambeth dates from 1924 when a small group of people formed a library association. In 1931 a library was built on Talbot road which served the community until the new library was built and opened in 1991. The present library is part of a community centre/arena complex. The Westminster Historical Society maintains a room in the library for their local history material. Our collection is varied and includes adult and children’s books, DVDs, videos, compact discs, audio cassettes, large print books, and literacy kits. The Branch has five computers for your use – one for job bank/email, one children’s cd-rom, and three for internet access. We offer yearly drop-in crafts programs, March Break events, Summer Reading programs, and preschool storytimes.

    Each location has a materials return chute which is open whenever the library is closed.

    Parking

    We have a large parking lot beside the Library.

    Bus Routes

    You can get to us by LTC bus route #28. Note that this bus runs every 30 minutes and the last full route service stop is at 6:05 pm.

    Meeting Space

    No.

    Landon

    Location

    167 Wortley Rd
    London, ON N6C 3P6
    Canada
    Phone: 519-439-6240
    Contact: 
    167 Wortley Rd
    London, ON N6C 3P6
    Canada
    Phone: 519-439-6240

    Hours

    Sunday: 
    Closed
    Monday: 
    Closed
    Tuesday: 
    9am - 9pm
    Wednesday: 
    9am - 9pm
    Thursday: 
    9am - 9pm
    Friday: 
    10am - 6pm
    Saturday: 
    9am - 5pm
    Meeting Space: 

    View all Library Spaces at London Public Library:  Meeting Rooms, Study and Music Practice Rooms and Wolf Performance Hall.

    For more information and to rent or reserve a meeting room, contact Meetings and Events Services staff at (519)-661-5120 or meetingsandevents@lpl.ca

    Landon

    Hours

    Tuesday 9 – 9
    Wednesday 9-9
    Thursday 9-9
    Friday 9-6
    Saturday 9-5

    Contact

    167 Wortley Rd.map showing location of Landon Library in Old South
    N6C 3P6
    519-439-6240

     

     

     

    Programs

    Go to program listings for Landon.

    Background

    The Landon branch library has served the city's "Old South" since 1918 and from its present location since 1955. The library is ideally situated in the Wortley Village, within walking distance of five elementary schools, a high school, two daycares and numerous seniors' apartment buildings. The building had a facelift in 1998 and 2005 improving accessibility making washrooms and meeting rooms accessible to all. The building is home to a remarkable collection of public art including thirteen magnificent stained glass windows by Ted Goodden; two handmade quilts by Skye McDonald and three framed posters by Greg Curnoe. We serve an increasing number of young families and one of the London's highest concentrations of seniors. An integral part of your community’s life, we offer a full range of library services.

    Our library and cosponsored programs are enthusiastically received by the community. For children, we offer storytimes, class visits, march break, summer reading and seasonal programs. For adults we feature a book discussion group, creative writing, knitting circle, yoga, author readings, and even regular evening concerts in partnership with Home County Folk Festival. Community groups including Old South Community Organization, Wortley Merchants, Old South Heritage groups, Old South Justice Circle and Middlesex London Health Unit meet regularly at the Branch.

    Each location has a materials return chute which is open whenever the library is closed.

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    Parking

    A parking lot, available to patrons behind the building, is accessible by a laneway off of Bruce Street ( a one way street heading East).

    Bus Route

    You can get to us by LTC bus route 15 stops within 250 metres of the Branch; route # 4 stops within half a kilometre.

    Meeting Space

    Meeting Space rates are per use up to 4 hours, plus HST.
    Special Purpose Rooms may be booked for up to a 2 hour maximum per use.

    Room

    Occupancy

    Rate:
    non-profit

    Rate:
    profit

    Rate:
    outside London

     Martha Bishop
     Community Room
     80  $60   $120  $160 
     OSCO Community
     Meeting Room
     35  $25  $50  $65
     Special Purpose:
     Wortley Village Room
     8  free  $15  $22
     Exhibit:
     Main Floor
     20 linear feet
     free  ---  ---

     Exhibit:
     Martha Bishop
     Community Room

     75 linear feet
     free  --- --- 


    Programs at Landon

    Masonville

    Location

    Masonville Branch Library
    30 North Centre Road
    London N5X 3W1
    Canada
    Phone: (519)-660-4646
    Photo: 
    Contact: 
    Masonville Branch Library
    30 North Centre Road
    London N5X 3W1
    Canada
    Phone: (519)-660-4646

    Hours

    Sunday: 
    Closed
    Monday: 
    Closed
    Tuesday: 
    9am - 9pm
    Wednesday: 
    9am - 9pm
    Thursday: 
    9am - 9pm
    Friday: 
    10am - 6pm
    Saturday: 
    9am - 5pm
    Program: 

    All Programs  

    Drop In  

    Crafts

    Just for Fun

    Book Clubs

    ESL and Languages

    Computer and Technology

    Movies and Films

    Health and Wellness

    Babies

    Kids

    Teens or Tweens

    Adults

    Seniors

    Families

    Parents

    Newcomers

    Note: The programs listed are only the ones offered at this Branch (which is open to all).  We have a variety of programs offered at each of our 16 branches which are also open to everyone.
    Background: 

    Masonville branch library

    The Masonville Branch Library opened its doors on September 26, 1995. We are fully accessible and serve a population of approximately 35,000 in the north end of the city. From its inception, input from the community has been a priority in the planning, building and operation of this library.

    We have current information technology and state of the art meeting room facilities. Masonville Branch has an auditorium featuring rotating art exhibits and two meeting rooms to meet the needs of various sized groups.

    The Masonville Branch is fortunate to have many volunteers including our loyal and hard-working gardening volunteers who keep our grounds and gardens looking so colourful and tidy, and "Computer Coaches” who are available many hours each week to assist people with questions about e-mail, word processing and spreadsheets.

    Historical Facts about Masonville Branch

    October 14, 1995 The sixteenth branch, Masonville Branch Library, opens at 30 North Centre Road.

    Click HERE for a complete chronological history of London Public Library.

    Masonville Branch Profile (PDF)

    Parking: 

    We have a parking lot behind the Library.

    Bus Route: 

    You can get to us by London Transit Commission (LTC) bus Route 13 White Oaks Mall–Grenfell/Northridge, Route 16 Masonville Mall–Pond M./Summerside, Route 34 Alumni Hall–Masonville Mall, Route 38 Masonville Mall–Stoney Creek, Route 39 Masonville Mall–Hyde Park Power Centre, Route 10 Natural Science–White Oaks Mall, Route 90 Express Masonville–White Oaks and Route 92 Express Masonville–Victoria Hospital which all stop within a half kilometre of Masonville Branch at Masonville Mall Terminal.

    Go to LTC Routes to select a route, direction and stop and you will be given the next three arrival times and destination for that stop based on live data. Each stop location in the drop-down list is followed by its corresponding bus stop ID number.

    Meeting Space: 

    View all Library Spaces at London Public Library:  Meeting Rooms, Study and Music Practice Rooms and Wolf Performance Hall.

    For more information and to rent or reserve a meeting room, contact Meetings and Events Services staff at (519)-661-5120 or meetingsandevents@lpl.ca

    Misc 1 Title: 
    At the Library
    Misc 1 Body: 
    Masonville Branch Library Collection

    Adult / General

    Kids

    Teens

    Note: The materials linked in this section are those materials currently located at this Branch.  We are happy to deliver materials from any London Public Library location to your requested library location.  This service is free and quite efficient.

    Please also see the following sections for our collections from across the library system: New Items, Life, Research, Staff Picks, Kids, and Teens.

    Each location has a materials return chute that is open when the library is closed except Cherryhill and Sherwood (chutes available during mall hours).

    Library Services

    In addition to lending, reference, reader's advisory and community referral services, we offer computer workstations with access to the Internet as well as software and electronic resources.

    Find out more about:

    Masonville

    Hours

    Monday closed
    Tues - Thurs. 9 - 9
    Friday 9-6
    Saturday 9-5
    Sunday closed

    ContactMap showing location of Masonville

    30 North Centre Rd.
    N5X 3W1
    519-660-4646

     

     

     

    Programs

    Go to program listings for Masonville.

    Background

    The Masonville Branch Library opened its doors on September 26, 1995. We are fully accessible and serve a population of approximately 35,000 in the north end of the city. From its inception, input from the community has been a priority in the planning, building and operation of this library.

    We have current information technology and state of the art meeting room facilities. Masonville Branch has an auditorium featuring rotating art exhibits and two meeting rooms to meet the needs of various sized groups.

    Programs for all ages are offered regularly including,

    • storytimes and reading programs
    • class visits
    • author readings
    • book clubs
    • parenting courses
    • special interest classes
    • ESL book clubs and classes
    • lecture series
    • special community events such as All-Candidates Meetings.

    Many of the programs offered are done so in conjunction with community partners.

    The Masonville Branch is fortunate to have many volunteers including our loyal and hard-working gardening volunteers who keep our grounds and gardens looking so colourful and tidy, and "Computer Coaches” who are available many hours each week to assist people with questions about e-mail, word processing and spreadsheets.

    We have 12 computer workstations with access to the Internet as well as Microsoft Office software and electronic resources. Many of these are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Each location has a materials return chute which is open whenever the library is closed.

    Parking

    We have a parking lot behind the Library.

    Bus Routes

    You can get to us by LTC bus route 29 which stops within 250 metres of the Branch; routes 13, 2, and 34 stop within half a kilometre.

    Meeting Space

    Meeting Space rates are per use up to 4 hours, plus HST.
    Special Purpose Rooms may be booked for up to a 2 hour maximum per use.

    Room

    Occupancy

    Rate:
    non-profit

    Rate:
    profit

    Rate:
    outside London

     Sifton  80  $60  $120   $160
     Neill  30  $25  $50  $65
     Special Purpose:
       NL Community Room
     8  free  $15  $22
     Exhibit:
       Sifton
     80 linear feet
     free  --- --- 


    Pond Mills

    Location

    Pond Mills Branch Library
    1166 Commissioners Road East
    London N5Z 4W8
    Canada
    Phone: (519)-685-1333
    Photo: 
    Contact: 
    Pond Mills Branch Library
    1166 Commissioners Road East
    London N5Z 4W8
    Canada
    Phone: (519)-685-1333

    Hours

    Sunday: 
    Closed
    Monday: 
    Closed
    Tuesday: 
    9am - 9pm
    Wednesday: 
    9am - 9pm
    Thursday: 
    9am - 9pm
    Friday: 
    10am - 6pm
    Saturday: 
    9am - 5pm
    Program: 

    Hockey Equipment exchange program at Pond Mills

    The annual Hockey Equipment Exchange at Pond Mills enables people to donate used hockey equipment for children.
     

    All Programs  

    Drop In  

    Crafts

    Movies and Films

    Just for Fun

     

    Babies

    Kids

    Teens or Tweens

    Adults

    Families

    Parents

    Note: The programs listed are only the ones offered at this Branch (which is open to all).  We have a variety of programs offered at each of our 16 branches which are also open to everyone.

    Throughout the year the Pond Mills Branch provides story hours to babies and preschoolers and programs to meet the needs of adult patrons.

    To meet community needs we cosponsor programs and activities with several community partners: Cross Cultural Learner Centre (CCLC), Hutton House Learning Centre, Independent Living Residences for the Deaf and Blind in Ontario, London Community Chaplaincy (formerly Southdale Chaplaincy Inc.), Middlesex London Health Unit, Ontario Early Years Centres (OEYC) with London Fanshawe and London Children’s Connection (LCC).

    Background: 

    Sherwood Branch Library

    Pond Mills Branch Library serves the Glen Cairn region of London.

    Our collections are varied and include adult and children’s books, videos, DVDs, compact discs and audio cassettes, large print books, literacy materials, and books in French, Polish, Spanish and Arabic.

    Ten computers are available for the public to use in addition to our four computer catalogues.

    Historical Facts about Pond Mills Branch

    1978 the tenth branch library, Westminster (presently Pond Mills) Branch, opens.

    March 1990 Pond Mills Branch Library opens at 1166 Commissioners Road East in the Pond Mills Plaza Mall to replace the Westminster Branch Library.

    June 23, 2012 Employment Resource Centres close at Beacock, Pond Mills and Westmount branches.

    Click HERE for a complete chronological history of London Public Library.

    Pond Mills Branch Profile (PDF)

    Parking: 

    Parking is available in the parking lot in front of and beside the library.

    Bus Route: 

    You can get to us by London Transit Commission (LTC) bus Route 1A Kipps Lane–Pond Mills  Rd/King Edward, Route 14 White Oaks Mall–Barker & Huron and Route 16A Masonville Mall–Pond M./Summerside which stop within 250 metres of the branch.

    Go to LTC Routes to select a route, direction and stop and you will be given the next three arrival times and destination for that stop based on live data. Each stop location in the drop-down list is followed by its corresponding bus stop ID number.

    Meeting Space: 

    View all Library Spaces at London Public Library:  Meeting Rooms, Study and Music Practice Rooms and Wolf Performance Hall.

    For more information and to rent or reserve a meeting room, contact Meetings and Events Services staff at (519)-661-5120 or meetingsandevents@lpl.ca

    Misc 1 Title: 
    At the Library
    Misc 1 Body: 
    Pond Mills Branch Library Collection

    Adult / General

    Kids

    Teens

    Note: The materials linked in this section are those materials currently located at this Branch.  We are happy to deliver materials from any London Public Library location to your requested library location.  This service is free and quite efficient.

    Please also see the following sections for our collections from across the library system: New Items, Life, Research, Staff Picks, Kids, and Teens.

    Each location has a materials return chute that is open when the library is closed except Cherryhill and Sherwood (chutes available during mall hours).

    Library Services

    In addition to lending, reference, reader's advisory and community referral services, we offer computer workstations with access to the Internet as well as software and electronic resources.

    Find out more about:

    Each location has a materials return chute that is open when the library is closed except Cherryhill and Sherwood (chutes available during mall hours).

    Pond Mills

     

    Hours

    Tuesday 9 – 9
    Wednesday 9-9
    Thursday 9-9
    Friday 9-6
    Saturday 9-5

    Contactmap showing pond mills library

    1166 Commissioners Rd. E.
    N5Z 4W8
    519-685-1333

     

     

     

    Programs

    Go to program listings for Pond Mills.

    Background

    Pond Mills Branch Library serves the Glen Cairn region of London. Our collections are varied and include adult and children’s books, videos, DVDs, compact discs and audio cassettes, large print books, literacy materials, and books in French, Polish, Spanish and Arabic. An Employment Resource Centre serves the needs of teen and adult job seekers. A newly established Teen Annex features materials specifically for young people. Ten computers are available for the public to use in addition to our four computer catalogues.

    Throughout the year the Pond Mills Branch provides story hours to babies and preschoolers and programs to meet the needs of adult patrons. To meet community needs we cosponsor programs and activities with several community partners: Cross Cultural Learner Centre, Hutton House Learning Centre, Independent Living Residences for the Deaf and Blind in Ontario, Southdale Chaplaincy Inc., Middlesex London Health Unit, Ontario Early Years Centres – London Fanshawe, and London Children’s Connection Inc.

    Each location has a materials return chute which is open whenever the library is closed.

    Parking

    Parking is available in the parking lot in front of and beside the library.

    Bus Routes

    You can get to us by LTC bus routes 1A, 14, 16 and 24 which stop within 250 metres of Pond Mills Branch.

    Meeting Space

    Meeting Space rates are per use up to 4 hours, plus HST.
    Special Purpose Rooms may be booked for up to a 2 hour maximum per use.

    Room

    Occupancy

    Rate:
    non-profit

    Rate:
    profit

    Rate:
    outside London

     Meeting Room A&B
     40   $45  $90   $120
     Room A  20  $25  $50  $65
     Room B
     20  $25  $50  $65
    Exhibit:
    Meeting Room AB
    47 linear feet free  ----  ---


    Sherwood

    Location

    Sherwood
    #32 - 1225 Wonderland Rd. N. Sherwood Forest Mall
    London, ON N6G 2V9
    Canada
    Phone: 519-473-9965
    Photo: 
    Contact: 
    Sherwood
    #32 - 1225 Wonderland Rd. N. Sherwood Forest Mall
    London, ON N6G 2V9
    Canada
    Phone: 519-473-9965

    Hours

    Sunday: 
    Closed
    Monday: 
    Closed
    Tuesday: 
    9am - 9pm
    Wednesday: 
    9am - 9pm
    Thursday: 
    9am - 9pm
    Friday: 
    10am - 6pm
    Saturday: 
    9am - 5pm
    Program: 

    a girl with a pug and it's owner

    Dog Tales at Sherwood Branch. A great way for shy or reluctant readers 7 - 13 years of age to practice reading skills and build confidence.

    All Programs  

    Drop In  

    Crafts

    Health and Wellness

    Workshops and Classes

    Education

    Book Clubs

    ESL and Languages

    Computer and Technology

    Babies

    Kids

    Teens or Tweens

    Adults

    Seniors

    Families

    Parents

    Newcomers

    Note: The programs listed are only the ones offered at this Branch (which is open to all).  We have a variety of programs offered at each of our 16 branches which are also open to everyone.
    Background: 

    Sherwood Branch Library

    Sherwood Branch Library is located in the Sherwood Forest Mall. We renovated and expanded in 2005 and now share space with the Middlesex London Health Unit. We no longer share space with the Northwest London Resource Centre.

    The Canada Games Aquatic Centre and the Medway Arena are just across the street. These facilities provide a focal point for a diverse community made up of the Fox Hollow, Hyde Park, and Medway planning districts.

    Historical Facts about Sherwood Branch

    May 7, 1985  The thirteenth branch library, Sherwood Forest Branch, opens in the Sherwood Forest Mall at 1225 Wonderland Road North.

    March 12, 2005 The Sherwood Forest Branch officially opens in a new location within Sherwood Forest Mall with a distinct children's area, computer commons, additional meeting rooms and an expanded popular reading area. The library shares the facility with the Northwest London Community Resource Centre.

    January 2009 The Library Settlement Project is started at four locations: Beacock, Central, Jalna and Sherwood. The project is funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada in partnerships with the Centre for Lifelong Learning, the London Cross Cultural Centre, LUSO Community Services and the South London Neighbourhood Resource Centre,

    Click HERE for a complete chronological history of London Public Library.

    Sherwood Branch Profile (PDF)

    Parking: 

    Sherwood library parking is part of the Sherwood Forest Mall parking lot.

    Bus Route: 

    You can get to us by London Transit Commission (LTC) bus Route 9A and 9C Downtown–Whitehills and Route 31 Hyde Park Power Centre–Alumni Hall which stop within 250 metres of the Branch.

    Go to LTC Routes to select a route, direction and stop and you will be given the next three arrival times and destination for that stop based on live data. Each stop location in the drop-down list is followed by its corresponding bus stop ID number.

    Meeting Space: 

    View all Library Spaces at London Public Library:  Meeting Rooms, Study and Music Practice Rooms and Wolf Performance Hall.

    For more information and to rent or reserve a meeting room, contact Meetings and Events Services staff at (519)-661-5120 or meetingsandevents@lpl.ca

    Misc 1 Title: 
    At the Library
    Misc 1 Body: 
    Sherwood Branch Library Collection

    Adult / General

    Kids

    Teens

    Note: The materials linked in this section are those materials currently located at this Branch.  We are happy to deliver materials from any London Public Library location to your requested library location.  This service is free and quite efficient.

    Please also see the following sections for our collections from across the library system: New Items, Life, Research, Staff Picks, Kids, and Teens.

    Sherwood's chute is available only when the mall is open. Each location has a materials return chute that is open when the library is closed except Cherryhill and Sherwood.

    Library Services

    In addition to lending, reference, reader's advisory and community referral services, we offer:

    • READ program (Reading for Enjoyment and Development) is a one-on-one tutoring program for reluctant readers between the ages of 7 and 12 years.
    • Homework Centre of 8 computers, priority for children.

    Find out more about:

    AttachmentSize
    sherwood_branch_profile_2019.pdf1.78 MB

    Sherwood

     

    Hours

    Tuesday 9 – 9
    Wednesday 9-9
    Thursday 9-9
    Friday 9-6
    Saturday 9-5

    Contactmap showing locatin of sherwood library

    1225 Wonderland Rd. N.
    N6G 2V9
    519-473-9965

     

     

     

    Programs

    Go to program listings for Sherwood.

    Background

    Sherwood Branch Library is located in the Sherwood Forest Mall. We renovated and expanded in 2005 and we now share space with the Northwest London Resource Centre and the Middlesex London Health Unit. The Canada Games Aquatic Centre and the Medway Arena are just across the street. These facilities provide a focal point for a diverse community made up of the Fox Hollow, Hyde Park, and Medway planning districts. We offer a variety of services and programs. Programs for adults include Book Clubs and parenting programs. Programs for children include storytime for babies to preschoolers, class visits for school-age children, the Summer Reading Club (with 600 children registered this summer), as well as seasonal programs. The Library also co-sponsors programs with other organizations, such as the London Children’s Connection and the Ontario Early Years Centre. The READ (Reading Enjoyment and Development) program provides reading help for children approximately 7 to 12 who are experiencing some difficulty with reading at school. The Branch also provides computers for public use. You can access the Internet, Microsoft Office software, and information databases. A Homework Centre of 8 computers was added in the late spring.

    Each location has a materials return chute which is open whenever the library is closed.

    Parking

    Sherwood library parking is part of the Sherwood Forest Mall parking lot.

    Bus Routes

    You can get to us by LTC bus routes 9A and 31 which stop within 250 metres of the Branch.

    Meeting Space

    Meeting Space rates are per use up to 4 hours, plus HST.
    Special Purpose Rooms may be booked for up to a 2 hour maximum per use.

    Room

    Occupancy

    Rate:
    non-profit

    Rate:
    profit

    Rate:
    outside London

     Meeting Room A
     40 $45   $90  $120
     Meeting Room B
     60  $60  $120  $160
     Special Purpose:
       Community Room
     10  free  $15  $22 

     Exhibit:
     Meeting Room B

     16 linear feet
     free ---  --- 


    Stoney Creek

    Hours

    Monday closed
    Tuesday 9-9
    Wednesday 9-9
    Thursday 9-9
    Friday 9-6-
    Saturday 9-5
    Sunday closed

    Contact

    920 Sunningdale Road East
    N5X 0H5

    519-930-2065

     

     

     

     

    Background

    The Stoney Creek Branch Library will open its doors on November 30, 2010. The fully-accessible facility offers a suite of cultural, leisure and recreational services, including Spectrum programs offered by the City through the YMCA, the Community Partner sharing the facility, and a full service, 8000 square foot Library Branch.

    A reflection of the demographics of the neighbourhood, the centre is designed to engage the community and satisfy residents' needs for all aspects and ages of their lives.

    The library has large fiction and subject collections and a range of spaces such as a "Discover Place" showcasing high demand and topical collections, a wonderful children's area, an inviting Teen Annex, a leisure reading area and study rooms.

    It has been built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold specifications, which means it is exceptionally environmentally friendly in design, construction and operation. Sustainable design features include provision for bicycle storage/ alternative vehicles, green roof/ white roof, water conservation (eg. no irrigation for landscaping), optimized energy performance, energy efficient lighting, designated recycling area, use of local materials, indoor environment quality including low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) materials, pollutant controls, thermal and lighting controls, 90% daylit spaces.

    Meeting Rooms

    For information about meeting space at the Stoney Creek Community Centre, YMCA and Library, please contact: 519-667-4400.

    Parking

    There is a large parking lot.

    Bus Routes

    You can get to us by LTC bus route #38. Note that this bus runs every 30 minutes and the last full route service stop is at 5:28 pm.

    Stoney Creek

    Location

    Stoney Creek Branch Library
    920 Sunningdale Road East
    London N5X 0H5
    Canada
    Phone: (519)-930-2065
    Contact: 
    Stoney Creek Branch Library
    920 Sunningdale Road East
    London N5X 0H5
    Canada
    Phone: (519)-930-2065

    Hours

    Sunday: 
    Closed
    Monday: 
    Closed
    Tuesday: 
    9am - 9pm
    Wednesday: 
    9am - 9pm
    Thursday: 
    9am - 9pm
    Friday: 
    10am - 6pm
    Saturday: 
    9am - 5pm

    Find updates on available services and spaces here


    Pick up from Library door facing parking lot.


    Program: 

    stoney creek plant exchange program

    Spring Plant Exchange program at the Stoney Creek branch.

    All Programs  

    Drop In  

    Crafts

    Just for Fun

    Book Clubs

    ESL and Languages

    Computer and Technology

    Movies and Films

    Health and Wellness

    Babies

    Kids

    Teens or Tweens

    Adults

    Seniors

    Families

    Parents

    Newcomers

    Note: The programs listed are only the ones offered at this Branch (which is open to all).  We have a variety of programs offered at each of our 16 branches which are also open to everyone.

     

    Background: 

    Stoney Creek Branch and YMCA

    The Stoney Creek Branch Library opened its doors on November 30, 2010. The fully-accessible facility offers a suite of cultural, leisure and recreational services, including Spectrum programs offered by the City through the YMCA, the Community Partner sharing the facility, and a full service, 8000 square foot Library Branch.

    A reflection of the demographics of the neighbourhood, the centre is designed to engage the community and satisfy residents' needs for all aspects and ages of their lives.

    The library has large fiction and subject collections and a range of spaces such as a "Discover Place" showcasing high demand and topical collections, a wonderful children's area, an inviting Teen Annex, a leisure reading area and study rooms.

    It has been built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold specifications, which means it is exceptionally environmentally friendly in design, construction and operation. Sustainable design features include provision for bicycle storage/ alternative vehicles, green roof/ white roof, water conservation (eg. no irrigation for landscaping), optimized energy performance, energy efficient lighting, designated recycling area, use of local materials, indoor environment quality including low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) materials, pollutant controls, thermal and lighting controls, 90% daylit spaces. 

    The building is designed to be 62% more efficient than that of the Model Nation Energy Code for Buildings (MNECB). It is expected to achieve a gold rating in the LEED green building rating system by

    • optimizing water efficiency
    • energy efficiency
    • materials and resources
    • indoor environment quality
    • and innovative design.
    Historical Facts about Stoney Creek Branch

    January 15, 2011 London's seventeenth branch, the Stoney Creek Branch, is officially opened.

    Click HERE for a complete chronological history of London Public Library.

    Stoney Creek Branch Profile (PDF)

    Parking: 

    Parking lot available

    Bus Route: 

    You can get to us by London Transit Commission (LTC) bus Route 38 Masonville Mall–Stoney Creek which stops within a half kilometre of the branch.

    http://www.londontransit.ca/route/effective-september-2nd-route-31-hyde-park-pwr-centre-to-alumni-hall/

    Meeting Space: 

    View all Library Spaces at London Public Library:  Meeting Rooms, Study and Music Practice Rooms and Wolf Performance Hall.

    For more information and to rent or reserve a meeting room, contact Meetings and Events Services staff at (519)-661-5120 or meetingsandevents@lpl.ca

    Misc 1 Title: 
    At the Library
    Misc 1 Body: 
    Stoney Creek Branch Library Collection

    Adult / General

    Kids

    Teens

    Note: The materials linked in this section are those materials currently located at this Branch.  We are happy to deliver materials from any London Public Library location to your requested library location.  This service is free and quite efficient.

    Please also see the following sections for our collections from across the library system: New Items, Life, Research, Staff Picks, Kids, and Teens.

    Each location has a materials return chute that is open when the library is closed except Cherryhill and Sherwood (chutes available during mall hours).

    Library Services

    In addition to lending, reference, reader's advisory and community referral services, we offer computer workstations with access to the Internet as well as software and electronic resources.

    Find out more about:

    Westmount

    Hours

    Tuesday 9 – 9
    Wednesday 9-9
    Thursday 9-9
    Friday 9-6
    Saturday 9-5

    Contactmap showing location of westmount library

    3200 Wonderland Rd. S.
    N6L 1A6
    519-473-4708

     

     

    Programs

    Go to program listings for Westmount. or see Westmount's program calendar.

    Background

    Westmount Branch Library is situated in Ward 9 in the heart of a new commercial and residential development. With few recreational facilities in this part of the city, Westmount Branch serves as the cultural and community hub for the neighbourhood. We offer meeting rooms for groups of 4 to 100. Church groups, schools, women’s organizations, local businesses, condo associations, musicians, genealogists, and health providers all use these facilities. This summer we registered 500 children in our Summer Reading Program. We also offer computer programs such as Googling to the Max, storytimes, book clubs, conversation circles, films, and travel talks. One of our unique programs is an Open House for Schools where we invite a local school community – parents, teachers, students and friends – to visit the Library on a Saturday. Our Employment Resource centre staff helps to direct people seeking employment, writing resumes or researching new careers.

    Each location has a materials return chute which is open whenever the library is closed.

    Parking

    Parking is available in the parking lot in front of and beside the library.

    Bus Routes

    You can get to us by LTC bus routes 12 which stops at the branch and route 10 which runs along Southdale Rd. and stops 1.5 km from the branch.

    Meeting Space

    Meeting Space rates are per use up to 4 hours, plus HST.
    Special Purpose Rooms may be booked for up to a 2 hour maximum per use.

    Room

    Occupancy

    Rate:
    non-profit

    Rate:
    profit

    Rate:
    outside London

     Ferraro A&B
     100  $60   $120  $160
     Ferraro A
     70  $45  $90  $120
     Ferraro B
     30  $25  $50  $65
     Meeting Room C
     50  $45  $90  $120
     Special Purpose:
       Study Room
     6-8  free  $15  $22
    Special Purpose:
       Community Room
    10 free  $15  $22
    Exhibit:
       Main Lobby
    40 linear feet free --- ---
    Exhibit:
       Ferraro A
    20 linear feet free --- ---


    Newcomers to Canada

    "" Canadian Citizenship Information
    Resources at the Library | Frequently Asked Questions on Canadian Government | Relevant Websites
    "" ESL

    Resources at the Library | Programs at the Library | Online Resources | Resources in the Community | Relevant Websites

    "" Living in London

    Welcome to London | Your Legal Rights | In My Language

    "" Settlement Services
    At the Library | In the Community | Online Resources | Websites
    "" Translation
    In the Community | Websites
    "" Work
    Resouces at the Library | Resources in the Community | Websites

     

     

    Canadian Citizenship Information

    New Canadian citizen after reciving his citizenship

    See the Citizenship & Immigration Canada website for guides on how to pass the citizenship test, including the 2012 guide Discover Canada: the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.  You can also listen to or download all or parts of the guide by clicking here.
    At the Library

    Books about Canadian citizenship

     

    Discover Canada link to catalogue

     

    Citizenship Preparation Class

    The library offers citizenship preparation classes at some locations, families and individuals can get help preparing for the Canadian Citizenship Test.
    Citizenship Information

    Applying for Citizenship
    A good starting point when applying for citizenship is the Government of Canada Website.

    Canadian Citizenship online tests:

    • V-soul.com: The questions of this practice test are based on the content of the book "Discover Canada". A lot of the questions are selected from the actual test paper.
    • LearningExpress: If you have a valid library card, click on LearningExpress (under "Choose a Database") to get access to citizenship tests. Once you are at the LearningExpress site, see 'Citizenship'. Note: Electoral District Maps for Federal and Provincial representatives are identical.

    The Canadian citizenship test includes a section about your local municipal, provincial and federal government. A citizenship judge may ask you about this information at a citizenship interview. Some of the information you may need to know can be found on this page which has Questions and Answers on Government.

    Government of Canada Websites

    Information for New Immigrants: Get a permanent resident card; learn about your frst tax year...and much more

    Citizenship and Immigration Canada

    Citizenship Applications

    Discover Canada: the rights and responsibilities of citizenship
    For more information on Canada and the citizenship test read this on-line study guide. It's also available in audio format.

    Government of Canada Site
    To find information on Federal government departments, programs, publications and forms.

    Contact Your Government and search for your Federal Government Member of Parliament (MP).

    Search the Electoral Districts Database by postal code, MP, district keyword or place name.

    Provincial Government of Ontario Websites

    Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Home Page

    Welcome to Ontario - A Guide to Programs and Services for Newcomers to Ontario

    Settlement.org
    Are you new to Ontario? Do you work with newcomers? This site can help you find more information about job resources, sponsorship, ESL, housing, health and more.

    Government of Ontario
    To find information on Ontario Ministries, agencies, programs, FAQs and publications.

    Members of Provincial Parliament (MPP)
    From the Legislative Assembly of Ontario

     

    City of London Websites

    City of London Home Page

    Information on your City Council

    Map of Electoral District for London West

    Map of Electoral District for London Fanshawe

    Map of Electoral District for London North Centre

     

    ESL

    At the Library

    Test Preparation Materials: We have a selection of study guides and preparation materials for English proficiency tests, such as TOEFL, IELTS or TOIEC. To see a listing of available materials, click on the test names above, or do a keyword search in the catalogue using the name of the test as your search word.

    Programs
    One-on-One English Conversation Program

    This program matches learners wishing to improve their English verbal skills with volunteers. The matched pairs meet remotely once a week for conversation. Participants must be 18 years of age with sufficient English skills to participate in a conversation. Suggested minimum CLB level 4.

    Applications are not currently being accepted.
    • Each session lasts for eight months with flexibility between September and June.
    • Once you are matched you will be contacted by someone from the English Conversation Program with more information.
    • The program is offered remotely, either by telephone, or video calls.
    ESL Reading Groups

    Practice your English by reading with others and sharing your ideas about what you've read. Participants (18 years+) are encouraged to have minimum CLB 4. Reading material will be provided.

    More info and registration can be found here!

    Living in London