Huron County Library

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

Click here for the Cultural Services Community Resource Guide, designed to guide you through the adjustments made to some of our regular County operations and services in response to COVID-19.

Curbside Service Now Available!

Curbside Service is currently being offered at the Goderich, Exeter, Zurich, Clinton, Wingham and Brussels branch locations. This service is provided on Tuesdays from 1:00PM to 4:00PM, Wednesdays from 10:00AM to 1:00PM, and Thursdays from 4:00PM to 7:00PM. All other library branches remain closed.

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

The online catalogue is now open to accept new holds. Library patrons can visit the Library’s online catalogue at huroncounty.ca/library 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 using the book drop located at the same branch used for pick-up, or if previously borrowed, can be returned through the book drop of any branch offering curbside service. All other book drops remain closed at this time.

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

TD Summer Reading Club is happening again at Huron County Library!

The TD Summer Reading Club is happening again at Huron County Library this summer. This year, the Club will be virtual via the TD Summer Reading Club site. Check out this video for a sneak peek at what you can expect from this year’s Reading Club.

You can register for free starting on June 15th! For more information about this year’s Club, visit the TD Summer Reading Club’s website. You can connect with the Reading Club on their Facebook page or on Instagram!

Have a great summer of reading!

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. Due dates have been extended and patrons will not accumulate fines during this time. As well, current library holds will not expire and Interlibrary Loan services are suspended.

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!

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!

Four new E-resources to help pass the time!

TumbleBooks has offered Huron County Library users access to their E-resources for free until August 31, 2020.

Huron County Library is pleased to offer the following online resources for your reading, listening and learning pleasure:

RomanceBookCloud
AudioBookCloud
TeenBookCloud
TumbleMath

These resources have no wait times or checkouts (so your library card’s not needed for these resources. Visit the For Everyone page and our For Kids page for more information and to access each resource. Note: listening and reading must be done in web browser only.

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.