Huron County Library

All Huron County Library branch locations are closed to public access.

Curbside Service Now Available!

Curbside Service is now offered at all 12 Huron County Library branches: Goderich, Exeter, Zurich, Clinton, Wingham, Brussels, Hensall, Bayfield, Seaforth, Blyth, Howick and Kirkton. Please click on the branch locations below to display our curbside service hours.

At this time, all curbside visits must be pre-arranged with Library staff by appointment.

The online catalogue is open to accept new holds. Library patrons can visit the Library’s online catalogue and ‘place a hold’ on their desired items. After the items have been reserved, library staff will contact the patron to schedule a pick-up appointment. Borrowed items can be returned to any Huron County Library branch. Please note that all returned items are placed in a 72-hour quarantine before being checked in and will still appear on patrons’ accounts until that time.

For more information on this service, please email libraryadmin@huroncounty.ca.

Bayfield
Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
n/a n/a n/a 1-4 pm n/a n/a 11-2 pm
Blyth
Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
n/a 4-7 p.m. n/a n/a n/a n/a 11-2 pm
Brussels
Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
n/a n/a 1-4 pm 10-1 pm 4-7 pm n/a n/a
Clinton
Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
n/a n/a 1-4 pm 10-1 pm 4-7 pm n/a n/a
Exeter
Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
n/a 4-7 pm (starting Aug. 17) 1-4 pm 10-1 pm 4-7 pm n/a n/a
Goderich
Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
n/a n/a 12:30-4:30 pm 9:30-1:30 pm 3-7 pm 12-2 pm n/a
Hensall
Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 11-2 pm
Howick
Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 11-2 pm
Kirkton
Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 10-1 pm
Seaforth
Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
n/a n/a 1-4 pm n/a 4-7 pm n/a 11-2 pm
Wingham
Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
n/a n/a 1-4 pm 10-1 pm 4-7 pm n/a n/a
Zurich
Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
n/a n/a 1-4 pm n/a 4-7 pm n/a n/a

COVID-19 Updates

Please note that all 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.

Fine Free extended to end of 2020 

The Huron County Library is pleased to announce that the Fine Free program has been extended to the end of 2020! The Library recognizes that some of our patrons may not have the ability to return items to our 12 branches 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, 2020. Please note that this only applies to items not returned by their due dates after the Libraries closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic on March 17. 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

 

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!

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!

New! 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.