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, visit our parks pass page.
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 Sensory Kit on hold.
Light Therapy Lamps
Borrow a portable light therapy lamp and safely enjoy daylight indoors to improve mood and energy. Place Portable Light Therapy Lamp on hold.
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. Place Nature Backpacks on hold.
Get outside and discover the joys and benefits of bird watching with this birding kit backpack. East Gwillimbury Public Library in partnership with Birds Canada offers Birding watching kits, which include everything you need to observe wild birds in their natural habitat. Enjoy the discovery of wild birds in East Gwillimbury. Place Birding Kit on hold.
A telescope for astronomy and geography observation for kids, beginners and adults, Ergonomically designed for easy setup and available for different observation targets and distance. Place telescope on hold.
Soprano ukelele features: soprano scale, matte blue, mahogany neck, 12 brass frets, walnut fingerboard and bridge, satin finish, fret position, marks at 3rd, 5th, 7th and 10th frets on neck and fingerboard, geared tuners, premium Aquila nylon gut strings. Place ukulele on hold.
The Yamaha P-125 is a compact digital piano that combines incredible piano performance with user friendly minimalistic design. There is an 88-key fully weighted keyboard with matte black keytops, Grand Hammer standard action, Touch sensitivity(hard, medium, soft and fixed), Pure CF sound engine, 192-note polyphony, 24 instrument sounds (4 grand pianos), 50 preset piano songs + 21 demo songs and three modes; (duo, split and dual). Place keyboard on hold.
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 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 a Blu-Ray Burner on hold.
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 a Chromebook on hold.
Personalize, organize, and customize almost anything with this super-compact smart cutting & writing machine. Create cards, vinyl decals, and more with this tiny creation machine. Place a Cricut Joy on hold.
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 a DVD Player on hold.
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 a GoPro Camera on hold.
Pre-loaded with content and designed with a simple, easy-to-use interface, these 100% secure Launchpad tablets are made to be passed from one set of hands to the next. There’s no need for Wi-Fi with these completely self-contained tablets, instead access to fun content is simple as turning on each device — anytime, anywhere. Place a Launchpad on hold.
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 a MakeyMakey on hold.
micro:bit Climate Action Kit
In the Land Climate Action Kit, students will explore topics relating specifically to life on land. Students will develop, micro:bit based projects using Inventor’s Kit to create their Climate Action solution. Place a Climate Action Kit on hold.
Ozobots are little robots that are designed as an introduction to coding. Use color combinations to move the Ozobot on a path from one location to another. Place an Ozobot on hold.
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 a Ring Light on hold.
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 a Sewing Machine on hold.
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 a Tablet on hold.
Check out this handy Logitech HD webcam for all your online video needs. Includes installation guide. Place a WebCam on hold.
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 a WiFi Hotspot on hold.
Borrow this read along book for the young reader in your family. Every Wonderbook is a print book with a ready-to-play audiobook inside. Press to read along with your favorite books and then switch to learning mode for literacy learning and fun. Place a Wonderbook on hold.
A safe and secure audio player for kids. Listen to audiobooks, podcasts and more, while borrowing a collection of short audio content for children. Place a Yoto Player on hold.