Huron County Library

Huron County Library continues to offer curbside services during Ontario-wide shutdown

During the current period of shutdown announced by the Province of Ontario on Jan. 12, all Huron County Library branches will continue to offer curbside services during their current hours of operation. All branches will remain closed to all other in-person services until further notice.

To access curbside service, use the library’s online catalogue or call your local branch during hours of operation to place holds on materials. Staff will make arrangements for pick-up at your local branch once materials are available. For branch contact information and current hours of operation, please visit https://www.huroncounty.ca/library/about/branch-locations-hours/

Patrons are asked to continue to return any library materials through the book drops, which are conveniently open 24/7 at all branches. For the health and safety of staff and patrons, once they have been returned, all materials are quarantined for a minimum of 72 hours. Please note that this may cause a longer waiting period between loans, and items may not be immediately cleared off your list of checkouts. The Huron County Library remains fine-free for 2021.

All Huron County Library card holders can continue to access an extensive collection of online resources from home. Resources include cloudLibrary, Kanopy, Hoopla, Flipster Magazines, Ancestry, educational resources for children, and more! Visit our catalogue for a full list of offerings.

If you require any assistance with placing holds on materials, accessing online services, or renewing or setting up a new library card, please call your local branch during operating hours – branch staff are available to help!

Patrons are reminded to continue to follow the health and safety guidelines set out by Huron Perth Public Health.

To stay up-to-date on the latest developments in regards to branch hours and services, please follow the Huron County Library on Facebook or visit huroncounty.ca/library

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Fine Free extended to end of 2021

The Huron County Library is pleased to announce that the Fine Free program has been extended to the end of 2021! While regular due dates will still apply, the Huron County Library recognizes that some of our patrons may not have the ability to return their items on time during these uncertain times. To ensure that all members of our communities continue to have access to our collections without fear of being penalized, all fines will be waived up until Dec. 31, 2021. Please note that Fine Free does not apply to fees related to lost or damaged items.  

If you have any questions, please contact your local branch or Library Administration at 519.482.5457 or email libraryadmin@huroncounty.ca

 

cloudLibrary to discontinue desktop app

cloudLibrary has been working to enhance their web portal and, as a result, will discontinue the use of the desktop app for both PC and MAC computers by the end of December, 2020.

Patrons who wish to use e-readers (Kindle e-readers excepted), will now have to install Adobe Digital Editions on to their desktop computers, and visit the web portal to download their books for offline reading. This change will not affect cloudLibrary’s mobile apps.

For information about how to install Adobe Digital Editions and for more about the changes to access of e-books, click here.

If you require assistance, please contact your local branch or email librarynews@huroncounty.ca

COVID-19 Updates

Please note that all in-person programs, events, activities and group visits taking place at all Huron County Library locations are CANCELLED until further notice.

Should you require assistance, please contact Library Administration either by phone at 519.482.5457, and leave a message or by email at libraryadmin@huroncounty.ca.

Access to Ancestry Library Edition™ from home!

ProQuest and its partner Ancestry have temporarily expanded access to Ancestry Library Edition™ so our library card holders now have access from home! At-home access is available with your Huron County Library card until March 31, 2021.

Visit our Genealogy page or the Teens and Adults page to access the resource. You will need your library card number and PIN to sign in!

Online Registration for Temporary Library Card (Membership)

We’re now offering online registration for a temporary library card (membership)!

By getting a temporary library card (membership) you can access the majority of our online resources – from cloudLibrary to Tumblebooks and many in between.

As part of the introduction to online registration we’re giving new registrants access to both hoopla and Kanopy. (Note: if you’re not able to access Kanopy right away, please try again, as they are currently experiencing some technical difficulties). Access to these resources will be available to any new online registration during the closure due to COVID-19.

After this date it is recommended that you stop in at your local library branch and sign up for a physical library card (membership).

For more information about registering online for a temporary library card (membership), go to our “Get or Renew Library Membership” page.

cloudLibrary Now Available!

Huron County Library has switched from Overdrive to cloudLibrary! As of January 1, 2020, access to cloudLibrary is now available for Huron County Library card holders.

Sign up for our Seasonal Library Guide to keep up-to-date!

Want to stay up-to-date on programming in our library branches? Then sign up for our Seasonal Library Guide to be delivered to your inbox!

Send a quick email to librarynews@huroncounty.ca, with the subject line: Seasonal Library Guide and in the body of the email: I would like to receive the Huron County Library Seasonal Library Guide via email.

ServiceOntario at the Library

Have you ever lost your wallet and not known what to do about it? Are you moving and unsure what you need to do? Do you want to learn more about starting a business? Your local library branch and ServiceOntario can help.

The ServiceOntario website has a wide variety of information that ranges from what to do when you lose your wallet, when you are moving within Ontario, if you want to start your own business or need to apply for a birth, death or marriage certificate and much much more. Library staff can help first-time users of the site to find the information needed.