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Your Library Welcomes Newcomers

London Public Library has always warmly welcomed those new to London and to Canada and we look forward to sharing our resources with all those making London their new home in the coming year.

To help those considering private refugee sponsorship, we have organized a workshop series at several locations in January and February. You can find more information about this workshop and register here on our website.

If you are a newcomer or are helping to introduce a newcomer family to London, we invite you to visit your neighbourhood library location and talk to our friendly staff. We'd love to meet you and to show you how your Library can support you and your family with resources for learning, access to computers and the internet, meeting others, getting to know your new community and for reading and watching in English and in many world languages.

The Newcomers to Canada section of our website is a good place to learn more about many of the services and resources your library has available to you and your family.  In addition to materials and programs that can help you learn English, there are Library Settlement Workers available at 2 libraries in London: our Beacock Branch and our Jalna Branch.

Your library also offers you free access to public computers and the Internet so that you can keep in touch with family and access online services and information.  Computers are available at each of our neighbourhood locations.

For those that would like to read a book or watch a movie in a language other than English, your library has a good selection of books and DVDs in several languages.  And your London Public Library card now gives you access to PressReader, a service that provides instant online access to today's newspapers from around the world.

Most importantly, your 16 London Public Library locations are places in your neighbourhood that you should consider yours to enjoy, to explore on your own or with your family, to relax, to find staff that know their communities and really want to help you get started, to find something new or something familiar.  Your library welcomes you.