Web maintenance: Aug. 5 to 6


Bibliocommons, our catalogue provider, will be performing system maintenance and will be inaccessible from Aug. 5 to 6 from 10 pm to 4 am. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Temporary closure: Alta Vista


Due to upgrades to the front entrance, the Alta Vista branch will be closed from July 26 to August 17. There will be no returns or holds pick-up during that time. Alta Vista branch will reopen August 18 at 10 am.   

Step 3: More services inside most open branches


Browsing, public computers, newspapers and magazines are available inside most of our 31 open branches, with capacity limits for two-metre distancing. Up to 200 items can also be put on hold.

Starting July 26:

Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line. For more details, go to Current Branch Services.

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Celebrate Canadian filmmakers on April 21st!

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National Canadian Film Day is on April 21 this year!

This coast-to-coast celebration of Canadian cinema includes streaming and virtual watch-parties of Canadian films on CBC, CBC Gem, Netflix, Crave, Encore+ (YouTube), APTN Lumi, and more! Head to the celebration’s official webpage at canadianfilmday.ca to explore the full range of free films, documentaries, and live discussions taking place April 21st. Over 150 community watch parties have been planned this year across the country, and more than 30 events will be held in other countries around the world! The focus this year is on feel-good films and films to inspire a better future.

Guests this year include Atom Egoyan, Michael Kirby, Kate Lynch, Ivan Reitman, Tantoo Cardinal, Charles Officer, Jason Eisener, Sonia Bonspille Boileau, and many more.

Film offerings range from documentaries like Unarmed Verses, Mother of Many Children, and You Are Here: a Come From Away Story and tributes like this year’s homage to the late great Canadian actor and icon Christopher Plummer to comedies like Meatballs with Bill Murray and even underground hits like Psycho Goreman and the cult classic Hobo with a Shotgun (How on earth did that film happen? That’s a whole story in itself!). There are also plenty of family-friendly films you can watch with the kids!

Don’t have streaming service or reliable Internet? You can still join the celebration: several broadcast TV stations have special programming planned, and with the library now open for curbside pick-up of holds, you can reserve lots of Canadian films on DVD!

For more movie-night ideas, visit the Isolation Recreation section of our website and hit ‘Watch a Movie’, or click the Browse button on our homepage and choose Video or New Titles.


Blog post contributed by Anna from our Cumberland branch / Billet de blogue rédigé par Anna de la succursale Cumberland