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Cornwall Public Library

Cornwall Public LibraryCornwall has an impressive public library with an extensive collection of English and French books, magazines, audio, and video materials for research and leisure use. The library also offers general interest and educational programs.

The library maintains a separate website at

Internet access is free for the public. The library also provides free access to subscription databases for research purposes. The library's catalogue is accessible via their web site.

Services available at the library

Information Services staff help library users find materials of interest, respond to reference questions and provide reading suggestions in person, by telephone or email.

Other library services include:

  • A fully accessible library building with ZoomText computer workstations, a CCTV reader, large print books and recorded books on tape and CD.
  • Homebound Service for those physically unable to come to the Library.
  • Interlibrary Loan Service to obtain books from other libraries.
  • Microfilm readers with printer.
  • Public photocopiers,faxing and printing.
  • Video and DVD viewing stations.
  • Community Information bulletin boards and display cases.
  • Meeting rooms available for a reasonable cost.

Special collections include:

  • Literacy learning materials for new adult readers and for tutors assisting adult learners.
  • A business collection that offers local entrepreneurs access to directories, demographic data and online information.
  • The Cornwall Room, a collection of books, archival papers and photographs of local historical interest which is operated in partnership with local history agencies and volunteers.
  • The Young Adult and Children's department offers age appropriate drop-in and registered programming that promotes school readiness, literacy, and a love of reading. The Young Adult and Children's services staff answer questions and help find materials for homework, or simply suggest a good book to read. Contact the YAC department, check the library web site, or pick up a children's program brochure at the library for more information.

The library is open: 

Monday to Thursday - 9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday -  9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday                       -  1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Starting Sunday after Labour Day to Sunday before Mother's Day)

For more information contact:
Cornwall Public Library
45 Second Street East
Cornwall, Ontario K6H 1Y2

Tel: (613) 932-4796
Fax: (613) 932-2715