Working & Meeting Space & Zoom Room

The library is a great casual place to meet, have a conversation, or dig into some work, with comfortable seating areas and tables in both branches for leisure reading or studying.

Both library branches also offer dedicated meeting rooms. If you represent a local group, business or organization that needs space for a meeting or presentation, consider the library.

At Almonte branch, there’s a meeting room that accommodates 25 people. At Pakenham branch, meeting rooms for 25 people or 20 people (max.) are available. Almonte branch also has a small meeting room for 4 people. This is also a “Zoom Room” – where video conferencing can happen at the library. Join online meetings from here! To reserve a time, call 613-256-1037 or ask at the front desk for registration and details.

Whether your internet is too slow or inconsistent, home is too noisy, or you need to get out of the house for a meeting, the library might be the place for you!

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Computers, Internet, Tech Tutor, Printing, Scanning & 3D printing

Public-access computers with Microsoft Office and the main web browsers are provided at both branches. Printing at the library costs 15 cents per page for black & white and 50 cents per page for colour.

Photocopying is available at both branches (cost per copy as above). Scanning is FREE and available at both branches. (There is no fax service, but the scanner can scan physical documents or from USB and send via email.)

Free WiFi is available for those who’d like to bring their own laptop, tablet, cell phone, or other smart device.

A literacy station computer that includes dozens of games geared towards literacy development for young children is at each branch.

We have six iPads and tablets to loan for in-library use, and Chromebooks and WiFi mobile hotspots for patrons to borrow.

The library has a 3D printer! Some info. about 3D printing: a resource page here and our Youtube channel with how-to videos here.

Click here to register for a 3D printing 75-minute training.

Senior Services

The library offers a number of services of particular interest to seniors.

Free Tech Tutoring – free one-on-one technology support in person, email or by phone

Contact-free pick up – allows residents to place holds and get material without having to browse the collections

Visiting Library Service and CELA – library materials delivered to your home. CELA provides materials in formats that people with print disabilities can read

Libby & Cantook Station – digital books and audiobooks in English & French

Kanopy – stream movies and documentaries – free to your home device, with your library card

For more specific information, please contact Christine Row at crow@mississippimills.ca

Memory Lab: preserve your memories

Transfer old media records to new digital files at the memory lab, Pakenham branch. The lab has all the tools & information you need to convert your old photos & videos into digital formats for preservation, ease of sharing and reproduction.

At this station you can

  • scan photos, slides and film negatives
  • record VHS to DVD
  • edit videos and images
  • record audio clips

Access to these tools is provided free of charge. Bring your own USB drive or blank DVD for storage. Blank DVDs with cases are available for $2 each. Email the library for more details, help or to access.

Visiting Library Service (VLS)

VLS is available to people in the community unable to visit the library due to an illness, restricted mobility, or a physical, developmental or visual disability. We can arrange to have books delivered directly to your home. Contact Christine Row for more information.

Centre for Equitable Library Access

CELA provides public libraries with alternative format collections for library patrons with print disabilities. Community members sign up for public library service at their local public library and, if eligible, are introduced to CELA collections.

For more information contact Christine Row or call the Almonte Branch at 613-256-1037.

Interlibrary Loan

This service is available at both Almonte and Pakenham branches. Interlibrary loan (ILL) offers patrons of the Mississippi Mills Public Library the ability to request materials that our branches do not carry. The request is put through the Ontario interlibrary loan service, and if the material is available it will arrive at the Mississippi Mills Public Library for use by the requesting patron.

A patron may only request three (3) books or audiobooks per week. No DVDs are available via ILL at this time.  Requests for material published within the past 12 months will not be accepted. A librarian will contact the patron when the ILL material arrives – but note: it can take up to 3 weeks to arrive. 

If you require multiple copies of a title for your book club please email ill@missmillslibrary.com with title, author, number required, need-by date and date of your book club meeting. If you have an ILL request, please email ill@missmillslibrary.com