Library Services

The Lanark Highlands Public Library offers a range of services to the public covering many interests and personal growth paths.

  • Fiction & Non-Fiction Books
  • Magazines, Newspapers & Periodicals
  • Children & Young Adult Section
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Movies - DVD (Many new releases)
  • Wheelchair Access via Elevator
  • Internet Access - (Community Access Program)
  • Museum/Parks/Gallery Passes
  • PCs with common Internet and Productivity Applications
  • Fax & Photocopier
  • Proctor Services


Library Board Meeting Minutes


Online Databases & eResources

As a public library we now have access to a variety of eResources which our patrons can use at the library or online from home. You will be required to enter your library card number for some of these resources. Access to these online databases is funded by the Ministry of Culture through Knowledge Ontario.

Sources for other free e-books:

Overdrive eBooks

Overdrive: Enjoy eBooks and more from the Library, access anytime, anywhere!

Amazon: Free classics and out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books, as well as limited-time free promotional e-books available for Kindle.

Baen Books: Baen Books, publisher of science fiction and fantasy, offers a number of their titles as free downloads.

The Canadian Encyclopedia: The Canadian Encyclopedia is the authoritative encyclopedia about Canada and its people, in English and French.

Canadian Mental Health Association: The Canadian Mental Health Association offers excellent resources on your mental health and understanding mental illness.

Family Search: Discover your family history. Explore the world’s largest collection of free family trees, genealogy records and resources.

The Internet Archive: The Internet Archive Text Archive contains a wide range of fiction, popular books, children's books, historical texts and academic books.

Kobo Books: 299 titles available in multiple formats. You have the option to download the title or read it on your computer. There are more than 29,000 e-books available here and they're all free.

Online Books Page: The Online Books Page from the University of Pennsylvania Libraries offers an index of hundreds of thousands of online books freely available on the Internet.

Project Gutenberg: Project Gutenberg is the place where you can download over 33,000 free e-books to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android or other portable device.

Smashwords: Discover Great E-books from indie authors and publishers.

TechBoomers: Learn how to use popular websites with TechBoomers videos and articles.

Your Legal Rights: A project of CLEO, Your Legal Rights is a website of free legal information for people in Ontario. This site has free, practical, and easy-to-find legal information produced by hundreds of organizations across Ontario.


Ancestry Library Edition: Census records, passenger lists, and other material for researching your family history. Note: In-library access only.

Kids InfoBits: For kids in kindergarten through grade 5, information provided through a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface with a subject-based topic tree.