All library members now have access to eBooks and audiobooks through our subscription with the Ontario Library Service through Libby – an online download site with thousands of titles.
Go directly to the Ontario Library Service Download Centre to open an account using your library card or to find out more about Libby. There’s a world of reading at your fingertips!
Drop-in sessions on Libby basics are taking place at the library. If you’d like some training on how to use eBooks, visit the library on Mondays or Wednesdays between 6-7 p.m. and get some tech help.
The library has a fax, a scanner, and a photocopier that can print black and white photos as well as colour.
- B & W copies – 20 cents/page
- Colour copies – 25 cents/page
- Fax – $1.00/ page, Canada-wide only
- Scanner – free-of-charge – Please bring a USB stick if you would like to save your scanned documents or images.
Library Members can sign out passes that grant free admission to the following Museums: The National Gallery of Canada, The Canadian Museum of Civilization, The Canadian War Museum, The Canadian Museum of Nature, The Canadian Agriculture and Food Museum, The Canadian Aviation and Space Museum, and The Canadian Museum of History. Ask about them at the Circulation Desk.
Provincial Park Day Passes
Back for another season, the library will offer provincial park day passes that grant free access to all Ontario provincial parks for the day. Passes may be checked out for one week at a time and are available to all library patrons. Ask about them at the Circulation Desk.
The library now has 10 Maker Kits that patrons can borrow for free! (See policy below for more information.) Some kits, like the Ozobot and Button Maker, can only to be used in the library; they can’t be taken home. Most of the others you can sign out. We have the following kits available:
- Makey Makey
- Snap Circuits
- Marble Run
- Magnetic Building Blocks
- Spinning Space Gears
- Rainbow Loom
- Building Block Learning Toy Set
- 3-D Pen
- Button Maker
S.T.E.A.M. KITS – Borrowing policy
- S.T.E.A.M. Kits must be checked out by an adult at the circulation desk.
- S.T.E.A.M. Kits can be checked out for seven (7) days. Let us know if you want for a longer time period!
- S.T.E.A.M. Kits may be renewed if no one is waiting.
- Items in S.T.E.A.M. kits are to be used collaboratively by kids with adult supervision. Please note the age recommendation on each kit. There are pieces in the kits which must be handled with care.
- Kits must be returned at the desk during operating hours, (Mon. 4-8pm, Wed. 3-8pm., Sat. 10am-1pm) not through an exterior drop box.
- The library cardholder is responsible for the contents of the kit. Each kit contains a detailed list of all items in the kit. Any damage or loss will result in assessed fees.
- In the event any piece(s) are missing, the borrower will be contacted and given one week to locate and return missing item.
Books-to-Go: Literacy Kits
With financial support from the Sarah Badgley Literacy Fund, the Admaston/Bromley Public Library has created 12 “Books-to-Go” kits. These are theme-based kits of books, DVD’s, craft suggestions, activities and resources that can be signed out for a two week period by anyone with a Admaston/Bromley Public Library membership card.
The Liteacy Kits are designed for families of all kinds to enjoy time together as they read, sing, and have fun with a craft or activity. There are 12 kits to choose from, designed for two age groups; 3-5 and 6-8 year olds. The themes range from science themes like bugs and space, to social themes like bullying and being a being unique. Drop by your library and check out these new ways to enjoy reading and learning!
Download the poster to learn more.
Take advantage of this awesome FREE service available at the library. If you can’t find a book you want, you can try to order it through Inter-library Loan. The loans take about two weeks to come in and usually can be kept for about a month. Contact the library to learn more.
The Admaston/Bromley Public Library offers wireless internet service inside and outside the library, assuming your are within range of the router. The internet access is free and open, but does not operate during school hours.
Come in with your laptop, relax and enjoy this service! Children’s access to the Internet is the responsibility of parents or guardians. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Parents are encouraged to monitor their children’s Internet sessions.
For more detailed information read our Internet Services Policy.
Did you know that you can log into our online catalogue to renew books and DVD’s, place items on hold, review your current checked-out items and create your own reading lists from the comfort of your home? To begin, go to our online catalogue, and create your account using your membership card number and the password – books.