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Library Services

Champlain Library offers the community bilingual access to information, literature and ideas that stimulate imagination and inquiry. The library is a leader in celebrating reading and transforming lives through knowledge and information and is a recognized contributor to the high quality of life in the community through exceptional services and valued partnerships.

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Inter-Library Loans

Champlain Library is part of a resource-sharing network across Ontario and beyond to help you get the item you’re looking for.

Note: Recently published books cannot be borrowed through this service. Please speak with a staff member if you wish to request something published within the last 6 months.

The Champlain Library Interlibrary Loan service provides patrons with an opportunity to obtain materials not owned by our library. This service is coordinated by the Southern Ontario Library Service (SOLS).

Eligibility: The library provides interlibrary loan service to all current library members with no overdue fines exceeding $10.00.

Cost: There is no charge for this service, donations to cover shipping charges are always welcome.

How to request an Interlibrary Loan (Terms of Use): Do not request titles that we already own. Always search and use our own catalogue first.

  • A maximum of four (4) simultaneous ILLO requests are permitted at a time.
  • Requested items must be two (2) years or older.
  • Only request titles that include an ISBN in their records.
  • Fee for not picking up an ILL order is $5.00

Digital Books

Borrow our Sony e-reader

We have both French and English books already loaded on our Sony e-reader. It’s a great way to try out an e-reader and see what it’s like to read an e-book. There is a $10 refundable deposit and you may borrow the e-reader for 3 weeks (no renewals). Try it out!

It’s at the library!

SOLS, is offering an exclusive French e-book shared collection called Cantook Station. Cantook Station provides libraries with French e-books as well as a downloading platform for patrons.

Click here to register https://bc-cl.cantookstation.com/

The Libby app is the easiest way to get started with digital books and audiobooks from the Champlain Library. https://libbyapp.com/

Simply click on the Libby logo to the left and install the Libby app on your Android, IOS (iPhone/ipad/ipod touch) or Windows 10 device. In Libby, follow the prompts to find your library and sign in with a valid library card. Browse your library’s collection and borrow a title.


Computers & Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is available at Champlain Library.
Ask a librarian for help.

Public Computers

Public computers are available for use by the general public. The following rules are designed to maximize that access while ensuring that the sensibilities and rights of all users are respected. All computer users agree to abide by the rules set out in the Public Computer Policy.

Access to public computers is free. All computer users will sign in using their library card prior to using a public computer and sign out when finished. Visitors may sign in by presenting themselves at the circulation desk.

All users agree to the terms of the Code of Conduct and Behaviour Policy.


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Home Delivery

One of the many services offered by the Champlain Library is the Home Delivery of books to those who cannot come to the library. Volunteers will bring books to anyone needing this service.

Items of interest include:

  • Books in both English and French
  • Large print books
  • Audiobooks
  • Magazines

If you or someone you know would benefit from this service, give us the details either by telephone: (613) 678-2216, or by stopping in at the library at 94 Main Street East, Vankleek Hill. Our volunteers will be pleased to keep materials coming your way – and – will pick up the items for return to us.

For further information, or to register for Home Delivery service, please give us a call at 678-2216.


Instant access to the magazines you know and love in an easy-to-read digital format!

Simply enter your library card number once you have clicked on the Flipster link and you can browse available magazines from the library.

Flipster link:  https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,custuid&custid=ns133311&groupid=main&profile=eon

Printing, Faxing, Photocopying

Printing: 25¢ per page
Photocopying: 25¢ per page
Fax: $3.00 for the first page, $1 for each additional page
Scanning: $2 per page


Ancestry Library Edition

Provides access to family history via documents that record the lineage of over 5 billion individuals. Includes census records, civil registries & documentation from Canada, the USA, Great-Britain as well as many other world countries.

While in the library you can click the Ancestry logo to access Ancestry.ca. Please note that access is free in the library only.

We also have a small local history/genealogy collection at Champlain Library. Ask for assistance with your research.

Museum Passes

With your library card, you can borrow a museum pass to visit museums in Ottawa and the surrounding area for free.

• The pass provides free admission for at least four people (maximum 2 adults)
• The loan period is 7 days (no renewals)
• Late fee is $1/day/pass
• Passes can be used multiple times and at multiple locations (if applicable) during the lending period
• If the card is lost or stolen the borrower is responsible for replacement costs and administrative fees
• No deposit fee

Canadian Museum of History
Canadian War Museum
Canadian Museum of Nature
National Gallery of Canada
Ottawa Museum Network

The Ottawa Museum Network includes the following museums:

Billings Estate
Bytown Museum
Cumberland Heritage Village Museum
Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum
Fairfields Heritage House
Goulbourn Museum
Nepean Museum
Osgoode Township Museum
Pinhey’s Point Historic Site
Vanier Museopark
Watson’s Mill

Glengarry Pioneer Museum passes provides free family admission.

Ontario Parks vehicle day passes are also available and provide free day admission for one vehicle.