The East Gwillimbury Public Library has almost 58,000 items available to be borrowed at any time. These Special Collections often serve a specific purpose, like developing literacy, providing Internet access, or supporting the needs of newcomers. If you are looking for a complete list of special items, visit our EGPL Recommends Page on the Online Catalogue
Multilingual Library Materials
The Library is happy to offer a new selection of print materials in seven different languages for adults and youth. Our multilingual collections are located at the Holland Landing Branch, except for Children’s French, which is available at both branches. Check out these items for three weeks or place them on hold to secure your copy
If needing assistance with this collection, please contact the branch.
Available as themed units, Literacy Kits provide a variety of picture fiction and informational books and activities geared towards primary grades. Themes include:
Kits are available at the service desks. Just ask one of our staff or contact the Library!
The Library houses local history resources at both branches. Most local history resources may be used in-branch only; however, a small number of popular local history resources are available to borrow. All local history resources are searchable through the online catalogue. Please contact the Library if needing assistance locating an item.
The Library also owns a microfilm viewing machine that may be used upon request.
For access to online newspaper archives and our genealogical resource, visit the Research column of our Digital Library.
Ontario Park Permits
The Library is excited to participate in the Ontario Parks Permit Lending program. Permits may be borrowed for up to 1 week and are holdable or available at the front desk. Please note that we are not allowing renewals at this time. For more information, please click here.
Sharon Temple Passes
Visit the Sharon Temple Museum for free by borrowing a pass from the Library! The pass grants free admission for one family. For more information on this local historic site, visit https://www.sharontemple.ca/
Borrow a kit filled with sensory toys for preschool-aged kids! Kits include a variety of shakers, touch & feel items, stacking shapes, and more. Place one on hold here.
Light Therapy Lamps
Borrow a portable light therapy lamp and safely enjoy daylight indoors to improve mood and energy. Place one on hold here.
Children’s backpacks containing a few books, trail guides, laminated activity sheets, and either a magnifying glass, binoculars, or a compass. Each backpack has a different theme, such as winter, creepy crawly critters, or things with wings.
The Library loans out a variety of technology items and maker equipment. All items may be checked out for two weeks and may be renewed. Feel free to place a hold online, over the phone, or request an item at our service desks. For more information, just contact the Library and we will be happy to help you.
To prevent damage, all borrowed technology items must be returned to the front desk at one of our branches.
Borrow easy-to-use laptops for in-branch use or to take home. Chromebooks are paired with a Google account can be used for homework, browsing, photo editing and more. Place one on hold here.
WiFi Hotspots / Check Out the Internet
Borrow a WiFi hotspot device to access the Internet outside of the Library. These devices work anywhere there is cellular service within Canada. They can also be plugged directly into desktop computers to provide them with Internet access. Place one on hold here.
Need an easy way to watch your favourite movie? Check out our portable DVD Player, which includes a remote, both a car and AC adaptor, and user manual. Place one on hold here.
Borrow a portable Blu-ray burner for disc writing or playing your favourite blu-rays, DVDs, and CDs on laptops and netbooks. Includes installation disc. Place one on hold here.
Borrow a rugged weatherproof camera to record videos in HD. Camera kits include everything you need including a GoPro camera, SD card, removable handle, and charging & transfer cable. The library offers three GoPro Camera models: Hero, Hero Session, and Max. Place one on hold here.
Borrow an android tablet for an easy access to WiFi, eBooks, online resources, and more. Our Samsung Galaxy tablets include a charger, USB cord, and folio case for easy viewing. Place one on hold here.
Check out this handy Logitech HD webcam for all your online video needs. Includes installation guide. Place one on hold here.
Borrow a MaKey MaKey board and all the required accessories to start inventing. Connect this custom circuit board to a laptop or chromebook, and let your creativity go wild. Place one on hold here.
Interested in learning to sew but don’t have your own machine? Borrow a sewing machine, complete with carrying case, sewing accessories, and a user manual. This item is available to adult cardholders only. Place one on hold here.
See the difference the right lighting can make for that important virtual meeting or to create videos. The ring light comes with carrying case and phone and camera tripod attachments. It has adjustable white light settings from warm to cool and light to darker. Place one on hold here.