Orillia Public Library

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Record #: ORI1220 Last Modified: 22 Apr 2015 Last Full Update: 26 May 2014
Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone705-325-2338
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Located In CommunityOrillia
Address36 Mississaga St W
Orillia, ON L3V 3A6
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Contact Information
Primary ContactSuzanne Campbell, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: ext 202
Alternate ContactKelli Absalom, Director of Information Services; Phone: ext 204
Volunteer CoordinatorJayne Turvey, Coordinator of Community Services; Phone: ext 211
Primary ExecutiveAmanda Hodgkinson, Director of Children's Services; Phone: ext 205
Alternate ExecutiveSusan Dance, Director of Technical Services; Phone: ext 203
Description & Services
Description (Service)The library offers a book collection of over 125,000 volumes covering every interest * eight newspapers * approximately two hundred magazine subscriptions * computer databases online * 15 internet stations * public wifi *automated local newspaper index * trade directories and other information resources for business * telephone directories from across Ontario * career and job search information * consumer information, including car buying guides and auto repair manuals * publications from federal, provincial & municipal governments including legal & statistical materials * local history & genealogy resources, including back issues of Orillia newspapers on microfilm from 1867 to the present.  
A Community Outreach service is available for those unable to come to the Library.  
From our website, using your library card, you may access the information on over 50 databases to which the library subscribes, providing specialized information in medical health * literary criticism * poetry * newspapers * general reference * download music, movies, magazines and ebooks 
A scanned version of the William Sword Scrapbook provides a pictorial history of early Orillia. And you may link to the OurOntario database to see many photos of early Orillia. Visit us at www.orilliapubliclibrary.ca 
The Children's Department serves families and children up to the grade eight level.  
Available to browse or borrow are books * magazines * music tapes * CD's * CD-ROMS * Books on CD * children's videos and DVD's.  
The variety of programmes offered includes: Book Babies * Tales for Two's and Three's * Preschool Stories * Drop-in Family Storytime.  
For school-age children the library hosts the Explorer's Club * summer and March break programs * PAWS to Read, a canine reading buddy program. 
HoursMon-Thu 10 am - 8 pm, Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 4 pm from the first Sun after Thanksgiving to the last Sun in Apr * No Sun services After Easter and before Thanksgiving
DatesYear round
Areas ServedOrillia
EligibilityMust be an Orillia resident * Those living in the townships around Orillia may purchase a membership
ApplicationMust have identification and proof of address * Registration takes place in person at the front desk * Call or drop in for more information
FeesNone - for Orillia residents and those in contracting municipalities
Other Details
AccessibilityFully Accessible