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Browse, checkout and renew right from your smart phone!

Download and keep popular MP3 music for FREE!

Chat online with a librarian.

Download e-books and audiobooks for your e-reader, tablet or smartphone!

Come check out our Local History Room featuring local history scrapbooks, photos, newspaper clippings and much, much more!

Register for our online nonfiction book club and join in the discussion!

Check out our new video game collection for PS3, Xbox and Wii consoles!

Access over 100 titles in our Digital Magazine Collection

Check out books or pick up holds with the new Books to Go and Holds to Go service at the Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre.

Borrow free digital videos, music, and audiobooks with your library card.

Explore our collection of Historic Images of St. Catharines & Niagara

Self Checkout Machines

Self Check-out

On September 11, the St. Catharines Public Library will introduce a self serve checkout service at the Central Library!

Patrons will have the opportunity to check out most materials on their own, review their account, renew items and even pay fines!

Be sure to 'check it out'!


Security Cameras at the Central Library

Effective October 1, 2018 the St. Catharines Public Library will be installing interior and exterior security cameras at the Central Library to promote a safe and secure environment under the legal authority of the Municipal Act, 2001.

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Departmental Directory

Library Services Contacts

A listing of extensions to help answer your questions.

Please call 905-688-6103

Administration 236
Adult Information/Reference 211
Audio Visual 227
Children/Young Adult Services 227
Fiction/Community Services 227
Interlibrary Loans 219
Overdue Queries 221
Room Bookings 238
Special Collections 220
Dr. Huq Family Library Branch 300
Merritt Branch 400
Port Dalhousie Branch 500

Digital Magazines

Click here to access Zinio

St. Catharines Public Library card holders will have access to 50 of today's most popular magazines covering news, politics, style, art, technology and more. Some of the titles included are: Maclean's, Popular Science, Rolling Stone, The Economist, Chatelaine, Canadian Living, Elle Quebec, L'actualite, Les Affaires, PC Magazine and more.

  • Enjoy the complete digital editions of your favorite magazines—many of which are only available in this format
  • Download full color magazines with interactive elements such as audio and video
  • Find the stories you want to read quickly and easily with an intuitive navigation and all-inclusive keyword search
  • Gain unlimited access to our entire collection of digital magazines
  • Check out as many as you want—there are no holds or due dates
  • Read your magazines anytime, anywhere — either on your PC or Mac or on your mobile device. Apps are available for iPad®, iPhone®, Kindle Fire™, Android™, Blackberry® Playbook™

Get started now.

Upcoming Programs

Stories 'n More
Tuesday, September, 18 10:15 AM - 10:50 AM Dr. Huq Family Library Branch
Share stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft with your child. Under 2-4 year...
Keeping Your Lungs Healthy
Tuesday, September, 18 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM Central Library, Mills Room
One in five people in our community have lung health concerns but everyone in ou...
Facebook 1 - Cancelled
Tuesday, September, 18 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM Central Library, Learning Resource Centre
Cancelled Explore the world of social networking with Facebook. Create a profi...
Anime Club
Tuesday, September, 18 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM Merrit Branch
Are you an anime fan? Join us as we watch and discuss a variety of anime and enj...
Books and Babies
Wednesday, September, 19 10:15 AM - 10:40 AM Central Library, Story Hour Room
Share rhymes, songs, finger-plays and books with your child. Under 2 years & ...
Stories 'n More
Wednesday, September, 19 10:30 AM - 11:10 AM Merritt Branch
Share stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft with your child. Under 2-4 year...

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