Working & Meeting Space

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

Meeting room space is available to rent at both branches. If you represent a local group, business or organization that needs space for a meeting or presentation, consider the library.

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Computers, Internet, Printing & Scanning

Public-access computers are provided at both branches. They have Microsoft Office and the main web browsers. You can print from them, at 15 cents per page for black and white and 50 cents per page for colour.

Photocopying is available at both branches and scanning is available in Almonte. Black and white photocopies are 15 cents per page and colour photocopies are 50 cents per pageScanning is free. (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. Take a seat in one of our comfortable chairs! The library is a great place to get some work done, do some research, or simply browse.

At each location we have a literacy station computer that includes dozens of games geared towards literacy development for young children.

We have six iPads and tablets to loan for in-library use.

Pakenham Memory Lab

The memory lab is a station with all the tools and information you need to convert your old photos and videos into digital formats for preservation, ease of sharing and reproduction.

At this station you can

  • scan pictures, slides and film negatives
  • record vhs tapes to dvds
  • edit videos and pictures
  • 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 at the library for $2 each.

Services for patrons with disabilities

Visiting Library Service

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 Margo Hay-Goodings  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 Margo Hay-Goodings or call the Almonte Branch at 613-256-1037.