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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:

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 one week. The telescope has a loan period of 48 hours. 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.

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!

BUPL staff have created bookmarks which give patrons suggestions about other authors they may want to discover. We also provide online books and reading resources »

Our helpful staff will gladly assist you in finding what you need, in person, by phone or by email. And now we have an excellent collection of online databases and reference sources you can search online!

We are also 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.

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 8 public internet terminals and 2 children terminals equipped with children's software. Others have Microsoft Word and other Office applications.

The Bonnechere Publicy Library is proud to be part of the Community Access Program (CAP) which is funded by Industry Canada. The library, as a CAP site for the town of Eganville, is pleased to be able to provide the community with free Internet access and computer training. From November to March, come in and speak with OUR CAP INTERN if you need help with your pamphlet, word document, resume, report or any other computer application!

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 also provide copy and print services to our patrons. Both copies and prints are 25¢/page, or $1.00 for color.

Funding for our computers have come from various grants. We would like to thank our generous funders:

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74-A Maple Street • P.O. Box 39 • Eganville, ON • K0J 1T0