The library provides a wide variety of materials and services, including: public access computers, free Internet access, videos, books, magazines, large-print books, audiobooks, museum passes, programs, newspapers, interlibrary loan, and more...!
Library membership is free to all residents of Bonnechere Valley, North Algona/Wilberforce and Killaloe/ Hagarty/Richards townships. Non-residents can purchase library memberships for an annual household fee of $40.00 or a seasonal (3 months) fee of $15.00.
You will be asked for verification of your address so please bring a driverís license, mail or something that confirms your identity and address. After filling out the necessary form, your card is ready right away! You can start checking materials out immediately.
The Bonnechere Union Public Library has a large collection of fiction, non-fiction and other materials. This includes:
- Video Games
- Music CDs
- Large Print Books
- Audio Books
- Downloadable Audio Books
- Downloadable eBooks
- DAISY Book Reader
- DAISY Books
- Museum Passes
- Snow Shoes
- Museum Passes
- Ontario Parks Day Passes
To search our collection, please visit our online catalogue.
Books, magazines, CDs, DAISY books, the DAISY book reader, large print and audio books have a loan period of three weeks. E-readers have a loan period of two weeks. DVDs and video games have a loan period of one week. The telescope has a loan period of 48 hours, and snow shoes have a loan period of 24 hours. Museum and Ontario Parks passes have a loan period of 3 days. If our library has an item you would like, we can reserve that item for you and notify you when it becomes available.
Books, magazines, CDs, DAISY books, large print and audio books have an overdue penalty of $0.25 per item/day. DVDs have a penalty of $1.00 per item/day. The DAISY book reader and E-readers have an overdue penalty of $3.00 per day. The telescope has an overdue penalty of $10.00 per day. Museum and Parks passes have an overdue penalty of $0.50 per day.
You can renew any of these items over the phone or by email to avoid late penalties.
BUPL has an arrangement with the Southern Ontario Library Service (SOLS) to receive new large print items and DVDs several times yearly. This arrangement ensures that new items will always be arriving at the library.
BUPL strives to meet the needs of the community in every way. There are assistive materials and technology available at the library for use. Please feel free to talk to the library staff about any concerns pertaining to accessibility.
If we don't have what you need, BUPL staff can order it through inter-library loan. Materials will usually arrive within a week and we'll give you a call to let you know it's in. Email us your request, call, or stop by to fill out an ILLO form, and get reading!
Our helpful staff will gladly assist you in finding what you need, in person, by phone, email, or Facebook. We have an excellent collection of reference sources you can search online!
We are happy to assist you with your photocopying, printing and scanning needs. We charge $0.25 for each page of a photocopy or black & white computer print-out, and $1.00 for color copies and faxing. Incoming faxes are $0.50 per page.
Whether you are looking for a job, doing research for a project, or perhaps just checking your e-mail, the Library has the necessary resources for you to take advantage of. Currently the Bonnechere Union Public Library has 4 public internet terminals and 1 children's terminal equipped with children's software.
WE'VE GONE WIRELESS!
The library provides free wireless access within the library's premises. Personal laptops can be used to gain connectivity to the library's wireless network without a network jack. Just ask library staff for a password to connect you.
WE'VE GOT A MAKERSPACE!
We have been graciously funded by the Government of Canada through the Canadian Infrastructure Grant to renovate and create a Makerspace! Makerspaces, also referred to as hackerspaces and fablabs, are creative, DIY (do-it-yourself) spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn using software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies, tools, and more. We at BUPL have created a room that focuses on the digital side. We have a computer (Mac), an iPad, a scanner, a green screen and a camera, all available for use in-house. Free access to all materials are available by booking the space in advance. The room can also be used as a meeting space, for whatever reason.
Funding for our computers have come from various grants.
Do you need some help with your devices at home? Let us assist you with some basic level technical support! Please click the link below to complete a support request and we will respond to it as soon as possible.
BUPL TECH SUPPORT REQUEST FORM
Some common topics we are happy to help you with include:
- Using any of our eResources such as Overdrive/Libby
- Basic operations of tablets and smart phones:
- Downloading Apps
- Connecting to WiFi
- Changing basic settings such as notifications
- Navigating your home computer
- Setting up Bluetooth devices
- Accessing and navigating various social media platforms
- Creating and editing basic documents using the Microsoft office suite
- Recovering account information for services we do not provide
- Hardware and peripheral repair
- On-site support (House calls)
- Restoring lost data
- Home network infrastructure and peripherals
- Virus removal
- Operating system installation, upgrade, curation