Effective April 8, 2021 all branches of the Whitewater Region Public Library will be offering curbside service only.
Patrons are encouraged to place holds on materials through our on-line catalogue. Materials can also be ordered by email or by phoning your branch. Once materials are ready for pick up you will be notified.
The Whitewater Region Public Library offers patrons lending material (books, DVDs, magazines, museum passes), inter-library loans, printing, scanning, photocopying and many more services at each of its three Branches - Beachburg, Cobden and Foresters Falls.
Whitewater Region Public Library Board is made up of a group of volunteers from the Whitewater Region who are interested in keeping the Library a viable part of the community. The Board meets 7 time a year at the Cobden Branch of the Library. The meetings begin at 6:30 pm and are open to the public.
If you are interested in joining the Board please contact the CEO- Debbi McLaughlin at email@example.com.
Membership in the Library is free to all permanent and seasonal residents of the Whitewater Region. In order to receive your free library card, you will need to provide verification of your address so please bring a driver's license, mail or something that confirms your identity and address.
For anyone outside of the Whitewater Region non-resident library cards are available for $10.00.
Seasonal workers and college students may receive a library card by paying a $10.00 refundable deposit that will be returned at the end of the season and upon the return of all borrowed materials and library card.
All our library patrons have access to e-books and audio books through OverDrive an on-line download site with thousands of books available. Patrons can download e-books to their computer or their devices including laptops, tablets and smartphones. This service is free and all that is needed is a current library card.
To access OverDrive and start downloading please click here.
Now you can access online research databases and articles in the Library, from home or anywhere you access the Internet. Databases are searchable websites which have access to a variety of information sources, such as newspapers, magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference manuals, etc.