Services

Libraries today are a lot more than just books. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, send us a question and we’ll help as best as we can! You can also book a librarian to help with any of your technical learning and research needs.

Both libraries have multi-functional coloured photocopiers and faxing facilities available during operating hours.

  • Black & White: 20¢ per one-sided page
  • Colour: $1.00 per one-sided page
  • Faxing: $1.00 per one-sided page
  • Scan to e-mail: Free!

Follow this link to look for items available from other libraries:

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Please Note:

Check the opens in a new windowCMLibraries’ Catalogue (OPAC) first. We may already have the item you need. Then ask staff for assistance, we may be able to find something else that will answer your need.

Reasonable expectation of delivery is 2 to 3 weeks.

Interlibrary loans for audio-visual materials such as videos, CDs, DVDs and recorded books may be restricted as the lending library may choose not to send us this type of material.

Material under 6 months old may be requested as an interlibrary loan; however, it may not be supplied by the lending library. We welcome suggestions for purchases.

Generally, there is no cost to the patron, except where the lending library charges for special material. We will inform you of any charges before proceeding with the request.

The loan period is determined by the lending library and should be respected. Renewals are not encouraged, but may be requested.

When your interlibrary loan arrives, we will contact you. Please pick up your material as soon as you are notified that it is available.

Lost material must be paid for by the patron.

The Cavan Monaghan Libraries offer FREE one-to one tech assistance in a variety of subjects:

  • Basic computer and iPad skills
  • Microsoft Office (2016)
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Publisher
  • Using the Internet
  • E-mail
  • Kijiji
  • Facebook
  • Cellphones

Bring a list of your questions and we will go through them with you one by one. These are NOT courses but personalized assistance, working at your speed and your knowledge level. Great for new device users, reluctant learners or as refreshers.

If you require more formal training, contact us and we will see what we can set up.

If you have a laptop, tablet, smartphone or other device, please bring it with you and we will work with you right on your own device!

Tech assistance is available at either branch any time during our open hours.  Call your preferred branch to set up a mutually convenient time and to discuss your training needs.

High Speed Internet:

The Cavan Monaghan Libraries offer high speed Internet on our computers or bring your laptop and use the free wireless access.

Relax in the quiet air conditioned atmosphere with on-site assistance to research that next trip, school project, job search, health, genealogy, business, art, literature – the world is at your fingertips!

Research & Recreation:

Drop in to check your e-mail, search Kijiji, find a great recipe or even do a bit of shopping – you never know what treasures await at the touch of a button!

Cavan Monaghan Libraries gratefully acknowledges the support of the Government of Canada and Nexicom for their donation of high speed Internet access.

The computers and iPads available at both branches are free for public use. You do not require a library card to use them.

Computers:

Computers are outfitted with current Microsoft Office programs and operating systems. You can browse the Internet, access your e-mail, and use them as you would at home. Please save any of your created documents with a USB stick or through your e-mail, as the computer system is wiped each night and any files saved will be lost.

iPads:

The iPads are brand new! Three are available at the Millbrook Branch, two at the Bruce Johnston Branch. They are outfitted with a selection of Apps appropriate for all ages, including games for toddlers, school aged children, and links to news sites and other topics of interest. You can also use them to access the Library catalogue through the App pinned to the bottom. If you have any favourites, let us know and maybe we’ll add them to the list.

If you have an iPad of your own and aren’t sure how to use it, come in and we’ll help you out. Also, visit some of the lessons below:

Basic iPad Lessons to Teach You the iPad

iPad Frequently Asked Questions, and Getting Started

Apple also has a free user guide available for you to download in iBooks to help guide you through everything your iPad can do. A PDF version can be found here.opens PDF file (Please note that this PDF link is for iOS 8.4 Software).

Special thanks to the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport for funding this new technology.

Book E-resources

Includes books, audiobooks, reference materials, and more!

Media E-resources

Includes movies, TV Shows, and more.

Additional E-resources

Includes resources for learning new languages, recipes, or just about the world around you.

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