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Our library offers a wide range of e-resources, including periodical, e-book and research databases, accessed by any member via our web site or while working at the library. We are always looking for the latest in e-content and will continue to modernize our partnerships as new platforms become available. Below is a list of the e-resources currently available at the library:

EBSCO Resources

Kanopy & Kanopy Kids

Stream FREE access to thousands of movies with your library card. Visit the Kanopy website.

Interlibrary Loan

If you wish to locate a book that is not in our collection you may apply to get it through our Interlibrary Loan Services. To do this, you may call, e-mail or fill out a form at the Madawaska Valley Public Library, giving your name, telephone number and library card number and all the pertinent book information (author, title, publisher and year of publication, if known).

To search the Ontario Public Libraries Card Catalogue to see if the item you desire is available at a public library in Ontario and to copy the relevant information on the book, go to http://info.vdxhost.com/en/zportal/zengine?VDXaction=Navigation.


  • Books published within 12 months of the request date will not be filled.
  • Lending libraries determine the loan period for items and what items they will loan.
  • Three items can be requested and in the system at a time.
  • Items will be shipped via Canada Post. Please allow at least 3 weeks for your item to arrive.
  • If you request an item and it is not picked up there is a charge of $5 as lending libraries pay the postage charges for both shipping and returning the item they are interlibrary loaning.

How to search the library catalogue

  1. Visit the Library Catalogue, sign in is required
  2. Login to your account use the last 1 – 4 digits of your account number which is found on the front of your membership card, just below the barcode.
  3. If your account number is P0001000008563 you need only put in 8563.
  4. If your account number is P0001000000063 you need only put in the 63.
  5. Your password is the last 4 digits of the phone number used when your account was set up.

The catalogue can be searched by author, title, keyword or subject. Use the dropdown menu in the search bar. When you have selected an item click on the “reserve” tab and it will be reserved for you.

Staff will contact you to let you know when your order is ready for pickup.

How do I book a computer?

The Library offers patrons full use of our computers. Patrons can schedule a time to book the computer or request a computer station by calling 613-756-2000 or by email at mvpl.programs@gmail.com

Computers can be booked for 30 minute sessions. If you are doing research, filling out an application or writing an online exam that may take more than 30 please advise staff when booking.