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All of these services are free with your WEST GREY Public Library membership. 

Overdrive - Libby

OverDrive

OverDrive is the library's most-used eBook and Audiobook service. You can read or listen to books through the OverDrive website or Libby App.

Kanopy - Thoughtful Entertainment

Kanopy

You can watch 5 movies per month per card through Kanopy. Find movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and educational videos that inspire, enrich and entertain. It offers an ad-free experience that can be enjoyed on your TV, mobile phone, tablets and online.

Local History

The first phase of the newspaper digitization project is now complete. Many thanks to the Friends of the Library, Donna Field, the Homecoming Committee, the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (OLCF Grant), Archives of Ontario, and Our Digital World for making this project possible.

West Grey Library Newspapers is where our new Birth, Marriage, Death (BMD) Index is located as well as the following newspapers.

The Library also has the following material located in the Durham Branch, please contact us for more details:

West Grey Industry clippings

Cemetery records (Local History Room)

Family histories (Local History Room)

Newspapers (on microfilm)

Genealogy reference books

Order through Inter-Library Loan

Can't find a book?

How Inter-Library Loan Works

  • Fill out an Inter-Library Loan Request Form at the Circulation Desk.
  • It could take up to four weeks or longer for your material to arrive through Canada Post.
  • When it arrives, you will be contacted and the book will be held for you at the desk for up to 2 weeks.
  • The material is due 3 weeks from the date of check out and, sorry, there are no renewals.

Never Miss Out on a Good Book!

  • Inter-Library Loans is a great service offered by libraries.
  • Enables smaller libraries to have access to even more books.
  • Books must have been published at least a year ago for us to request it for you.

The following items cannot be requested through Interlibrary loan;

  • New books published in the last 12 months
  • DVDs, Blue Rays or Video Games
  • Audio books
  • Book club set
  • Microfilm/fiche
  • Magazines

Free Activity Kits

Cognitive Wellness Kits

Cognitive Wellness Kits

Cognitive Wellness Kits have puzzles, games, activities and books to engage and support those with mild to moderate dementia and their care partners.

Place a hold on your Cognitive Wellness Kits with your WGPL card through our catalogue.

Please note: Cognitive Wellness Kits can not be dropped in the drop box. You must schedule an appointment to return them. 

Ontario Parks Logo

Ontario Parks

FREE pass to Ontario Parks are available for a one week loan period and provide complimentary day-use access for one vehicle and its occupants.

Place a hold using your WGPL card. There are more than 100 provincial parks to choose from.

Available from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021. Visit www.ontarioparks.com for more information on specific parks and their opening hours.

Play Logo

Play Kits

The Grey Bruce Health Unit provides PLAY Kits for individuals and families to get out and get active.

The Play Kit is a mesh bag filled with light sports equipment and other items designed to get kids active while having fun.

FREE with your WGPL card.

Please Note: PLAY kits can not be dropped in the drop box. You must schedule an appointment to return them

Snowshoes Kit

Snowshoe Kit

We have snowshoes- 3 Adult and 2 Child.
You can place a hold on the snowshoes on our library catalog.
 
Please place a hold on the size that suits you best.

  2 pairs: 19" (50-90 lbs)
  1 pair: 25" (120-180 lbs)
  1 pair: 27" (160-235 lbs)
  1 pair: 36" (210-265 lbs).
 

TackleShare

Tackle Share

The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters and sponsored by Ontario Power Generation are happy to provide WGPL patrons with FREE access to fishing rods and tackle. Place a hold on your fishing rod, reel and tackle box with your WGPL card through our catalogue.

Please Note: Fishing rods and Tackle can not be dropped in the drop box. You must schedule an appointment to return them

Tinker Kits

Tinker Box Kits

Each kit has a different craft or activity that changes often.  All supplies are included.

Follow the instructions or create your own unique craft.  Send us a photo of your creation for us to share on social media.  Email us at kids@westgreylibrary.com.

Place a hold on your Tinker Box Kit with your WGPL card through our catalogue.

Please note: Tinker Box Kits can not be dropped in the drop box.  You much schedule an appointment to return them.