Services

Interlibrary Loan

If you wish to locate a book that is not in our collection you may apply to get it through our Interlibrary Loan Services. To do this, you may call, e-mail or fill out a form at the Madawaska Valley Public Library, giving your name, telephone number and library card number and all the pertinent book information (author, title, publisher and year of publication, if known).

To search the Ontario Public Libraries Card Catalogue to see if the item you desire is available at a public library in Ontario and to copy the relevant information on the book, go to http://info.vdxhost.com/en/zportal/zengine?VDXaction=Navigation.

Note:

  • Books published within 12 months of the request date will not be filled.
  • Lending libraries determine the loan period for items and what items they will loan.
  • Three items can be requested and in the system at a time.
  • Items will be shipped via Canada Post. Please allow at least 3 weeks for your item to arrive.
  • If you request an item and it is not picked up there is a charge of $5 as lending libraries pay the postage charges for both shipping and returning the item they are interlibrary loaning.

Searching the library catalogue

  1. Visit the Library Catalogue, sign in is required
  2. Login to your account use the last 1 – 4 digits of your account number which is found on the front of your membership card, just below the barcode.
  3. If your account number is P0001000008563 you need only put in 8563.
  4. If your account number is P0001000000063 you need only put in the 63.
  5. Your password is the last 4 digits of the phone number used when your account was set up.

The catalogue can be searched by author, title, keyword or subject. Use the dropdown menu in the search bar. When you have selected an item click on the “reserve” tab and it will be reserved for you.

Staff will contact you to let you know when your order is ready for pickup.

Booking a computer

The Library offers patrons full use of our computers. Patrons can schedule a time to book the computer or request a computer station by calling 613-756-2000 or by email at mvpl.programs@gmail.com

Computers can be booked for 30 minute sessions. If you are doing research, filling out an application or writing an online exam that may take more than 30 please advise staff when booking.

The Library offers patrons with full use of our computers.

Patrons can schedule a time to book the computer or request a computer station by calling 613-756-2000 or by email at mvpl.programs@gmail.com. 

Computers can be booked for 30 minute sessions. If you are doing research, filling out an application or writing an online exam that may take more than 30 please advise staff when booking.

Our Wifi is free for the public and can be used to access the internet with our own computers or with their own personal devices.

Patrons can print completed work, or can scan, copy and email materials directly from our photocopying machine.

You can also email a small document to mvpl.programs@gmail.com  and we will print it for you and have it ready for pickup. Cost per page is .25/cents for black and white, 8.5″x11″.

Our library offers extensive services and resources specifically for kids. Please see our Just for Kids section here.

The Madawaska Valley has a rich local history, and we have an extensive collection of materials that allow patrons to explore the area and discover how past generations helped shape the community.

Our stations can be accessed by members and non members who wish to bring in their own computer. The stations are also mindful of social distancing to ensure our patrons feel comfortable working inside the library.

As a rural library our space is limited, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have access to the widest selection available. This is why our Interlibrary Loan program exists. Patrons can fill out our ILL request form (available at the library) and allow our staff to locate books from other libraries and bring them to our very own patrons.

Our community has had a rich history when it comes to journalism. Many of our patrons like to go down memory lane by utilizing our newspaper archives. The archives on site go all the way back to the early 1980s, and we also have access to earlier newspapers located off-site.

Our used book sale is open year-round during library hours. We have a wide variety of books to choose from, including fiction, mystery, romance, sci-fi, non-fiction, and children’s books.

Book purchases are by donation: supporting the used book sale supports programming at the library.

We accept donations of gently used books in good condition. Please inquire at the front desk about dropping off donations.