East Gwillimbury Public Library is committed to providing equal access for all members of the community to all Library services and collections. Both branches of the Library are fully wheelchair accessible and conform to all standards of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
Each branch has also been equipped with an ‘accessibility computer’ with a more spacious desk and magnification capabilities. Patrons wishing to use the software can reserve a time on the computer by contacting their local branch. Library staff will provide basic instruction in the use of this technology by appointment.
Print Alternatives with CELA
The East Gwillimbury Public Library maintains collections in a variety of formats, including large print, books on CD and eAudiobooks.
The library also provides access to the Centre for Equitable Library Access Collection, which offers a collection of over 230,000 books, magazines, newspapers, and described videos in a choice of formats for people with a print disability. The CELA collection is available to any person who has trouble reading print because of a visual, physical or learning disability.
Register today by calling or visiting the library with your East Gwillimbury Library card.
East Gwillimbury Public Library provides a Proctoring service. The Library charges $45.00 per exam for this service. Please see our Proctoring Policy for more details or contact Lyndsay Irvine at [email protected]
To offer help to visitors who may speak English as a second language we offer a wide variety of language learning materials. Each branch has a fully stocked language section, with dictionaries, style guides, grammar books and language tests.
We also offer a variety of online resources, including Mango Languages. Mango is a free online resource that you can use from home to learn a wide variety of languages. Just create a free profile with your email address and explore a fun and easy way to practice language.
New to the community? Get a library card to access many free services. Library cards are free to patrons who live, work, or attend school in East Gwillimbury or Bradford-West Gwillimbury, Aurora, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Uxbridge, and Whitchurch-Stouffville. Patrons outside of these areas are charged a non-resident fee. EGPL is a member of the Library Settlement Partnership. The Library Settlement Partnership coordinates information sessions for newcomers regarding a wide range of settlement topics at York Region libraries. Check their event calendar to see what upcoming sessions are available.
New to Canada
- Welcome Centre Immigration Services – National
Provides multiple services under one roof, designed to guide and support immigrants through the maze of information and resources in York Region. They will meet with clients one-on-one at the Holland Landing branch by appointment.
- Citizen Practice Test – National
Prepare for the citizenship test and then use this site to see how well you know the answers!
New to Ontario
- Settlement.org – Provincial
Important resources to help you settle in Ontario.
- Before You Arrive – Provincial
All of the information you need to help you prepare for your Ontario arrival.
- In My Language – Provincial
Ontario information you need in the language you want.
- Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration – Provincial
Ontario’s Ministry of Citizenship and immigration.
New to the Region
- York Region Immigration Portal – Regional
York Region’s welcome website.
- ESL Services and Programming
Library Settlement Partnership
The Library Settlement Partnership coordinates information sessions for newcomers regarding a wide range of settlement topics at York Region libraries. Check the event calendar to see what upcoming sessions are available.
We are out and active in our community. If you are interested in any of these services, please call 905 836-6492 or email us at [email protected] Here is a few of the programs that we offer:
If you are unable to visit the Library due to a physical limitation, we offer a monthly delivery of Library materials. Please call 905 836-6492 extension 117 for more details, or to register.
We’ve visited Go Stations, grocery stores, and a gym with our pop up installations and mobile circulation. Want to help us spread the word about library services, or have us place an installation in your workplace? Please contact us!
Community Centre Visits
Do you host an after school program, or have a community group that may want to have the Library as a visitor? We offer singalongs, technology workshops, and demonstrations for community members of all ages. See our Community Partners page for more information.
Have a Librarian arrive for story time or science class, we also are happy to demonstrate and run workshops with any of our Maker tech.
Interested in a class visit? Sign up here
SUPPORT THE LIBRARY
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