Resources & Services

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At The Madawaska Valley Public Library, we have been committed to providing information and resources in order to serve our patrons as best we can. We are also committed to building our resources as new tech becomes available. Below is a list of the kinds of resources available at the library;

The Library offers patrons with full use of our computers. Patrons can schedule a time to book the computer or request a computer station while visiting the library.

Our Wifi is free for the public and can be used to access the internet with our own computers or with their own personal devices.

Patrons can print completed work, or can scan, copy and email materials directly from our photocopying machine.

You can also email a small document to mvpl.programs@gmail.com  and we will print it for you and have it ready for pickup. Cost per page is .25/cents.

Our library offers extensive services and resources speicifcally for kids. Please see our Just for Kids section here.

The Madawaska Valley has a rich local history, and we have an extensive collection of materials that allow patrons to explore the area and discover how past generations helped shape the community.

With a membership, patrons have access to several Ottawa area museum passes (up to 2 adults and 3 children per pass).

Our stations can be accessed by members and non members who wish to bring in their own computer. The stations are also mindful of social distancing to ensure our patrons feel comfortable working inside the library.

As a rural library our space is limited, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have access to the widest selection available. This is why our Interlibrary Loan program exists. Patrons can fill out our ILL request form (available at the library) and allow our staff to locate books from other libraries and bring them to our very own patrons.

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.

Note:

  • 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.
  • One item 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.

Our community has had a rich history when it comes to journalism. Many of our patrons like to go down memory lane by utilizing our newspaper archives. The archives on site go all the way back to the early 1980s, and we also have access to earlier newspapers located off-site.