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Wasaga Beach Public Library...
...building a strong community by providing free and equitable access to public library services, supporting literacy and lifelong learning.

Services:
Books on Wheels program for shut-in residents; Interlibrary Loans; Free computer access for word processing, job searching and Internet;

Programs:

Weekly and seasonal children's programs geared to introduce children to books, increase interest in reading and introduce the library.

Adult programs designed to encourage life-long learning skills and healthy, active living.

Collection:

Full range of items for adults and children including: bestsellers and literary fiction; research and reference material; large print; audio books; junior fiction;  children's picture books and learn to read material; DVDs and videos.

Books and audio material circulate for three weeks; DVDs and videos circulate for three days.

Library FAQs

Q: How do I get a WBPL library card?

A: Resident Card - Membership is free to those who live, pay taxes or attend school in Wasaga Beach. Show identification with your Wasaga Beach address-- driver's license, bill statement, tax statement or rent receipt.

Parents or guardians must assume responsibility for items borrowed by children ages 16 and younger.

All records related to your registration and materials you borrow are confidential.

Non Resident Card - For individuals living outside Wasaga Beach, a non-resident family membership is $40 per year.

One card is issued per family and must be renewed annually.

Visitor Card - Individuals living in Wasaga Beach on a temporary basis can purchase a three-month visitor family card for $40. $10 is refunded when all materials/fines are cleared.

Q: How many items can I take out?

A: Library members may sign out 30 items at a time-with a limit of 3 DVDs per card.

Q: How long can I keep items?

A: Library items go out for a three week loan period.

Q: How do I renew my items?

A: There are three ways you can renew your items;

  • Online -sign into your account on the Library website and select the items you wish to renew
  • Telephone -call the Circulation Desk to speak to staff or leave a message

Phone705 429-5481 ext. 2401

  • In person -drop into the library to renew your items.

Most items can be renewed three times, with the exception of those items on hold for another patron or if item has outstanding fines.

Q: Do I have to pay fines for overdue items?

A: Fines for books, magazines, audiobooks and Playaways accumulate at $0.25 per day/per item to a maximum of $10 per item.

Fines for DVDs accumulate at $1.00 per day/per item.

Q: How do I request a book that you do not have in your collection?

A: Items not in our collection (books or audiobooks) can be requested through an Interlibrary Loan. Interlibrary loans cannot be placed on items published within the past 12 months. 

Visit the Circulation Desk for more information on Interlibrary Loans or call;

Phone705 429-5481 ext. 2401

Q: How do I reserve a book in your collection that is signed out?

A: There are two ways you can reserve;

A: There are three ways you can renew your items;

  • Online -sign into your account on the Library website search the online catalogue for the item, and place a hold.
  • Telephone -call the Circulation Desk to speak to staff or leave a message

Phone705 429-5481 ext. 2401

  • In person -drop into the library to reserve your items.

Visit the front desk and request a hold.

Q: What Accessibility services do you offer?

A: If you require any assistance accessing our collection or services contact library staff who will be pleased to assist you.

Check out our Accessibility Services (Line) for a full description of all our services.

Large Print books, Audiobooks on CDs and Playaways for anyone with a visual difficulty

Books on Wheels for seniors and other residents not able to visit the library on a permanent basis.

Q: What items can I sign out?

A: DVDs, Large Print Books, Audiobooks, Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction, Children's Picture Books, Children's Junior Fiction and Junior Non-Fiction,  Magazines and eBooks.

Q: How do I download e-books and audiobooks?

A: eBooks and Audiobooks can be downloaded through PULSE 

You will need a WBPL card, a pin number and an electronic device-eReader, tablet, smartphone, laptop.

Follow the Easy as 1-2-3 instructions.

Q: Can I access Internet at the library?

A: We have six computers that offer Public Internet Access.

Library members can access public internet access at no charge for one hour per day. 

Non WBPL members may access public internet access for $2 for one hour per day.

We also offer free Wi-Fi to library members and non-member who are using their own laptop or electronic device.

Please check at the front desk for more information.

Q: Do you offer any programs for adults and children?

A: We offer a number of regular, seasonal and special programs for children and adults.

Most programs are free, but require registration.

Check out our program listings and registration for information.

Phone705 429-5481 ext. 2405

Q: Do you offer a community meeting space?

A: The Community Room is available to non-profit groups for $17 a day and $40 a day for businesses and profit organizations.

Payment must be received to confirm booking.

The Community Room has 24 chairs, six tables and space to a maximum of 60 people standing.

Requests for other uses (special events, etc.) must be made in writing.

Phone705 429-5481 ext. 2401