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Whitewater Region Public Library

The Whitewater Region Public Library is currently open for in-person patron visits  

For those that wish we will still offer curbside service.  Please contact your local branch for more details.

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 whitewaterpl@nrtco.net.

Click here to visit our online catalogue

Mango Languages

World Book Web Activity Corner World Book Training & Support


Donations to the Library can be made through the PayPal Giving Fund.

Looking for Library Board Members

summary imageLOOKING FOR BOARD MEMBERS FOR THE LIBRARY The Board is seeking members to assist in the governance of the Whitewater Region Public Library Board. The Library has three branches in Foresters Falls, Cobden and Beachburg. Responsibilites of a...

Library News


Saturday, December 10th
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Beachburg Branch

Please register!  To register call 613-582-7090 or email bblib@nrtco.net


The Whitewater Region Public Library is surveyng the residents of the Westmeath/Lapasse area to determine if there is any interest in having a lending library service.

A lending library would consist of a member of the Whitewater Region Public Library visitng the community (in a place yet to be determined) on a rotational basis.  Patrons would request books from the library by visiting our online catalogue and the books would be brought to Westmeath for pick up between certain hours.

The online survey can be accessed here.

Paper copies can be picked up at and returned to Kenny's Convenience Store in Westmeath.

About the Library

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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.


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OverDrive is discontinuing the legacy OverDrive app in early 2023 and transitioning users to the Libby App.  Libby is OverDrive's newer app for browsing and enjoying digital content content from our library.

The Libby App can be downloaded for free on Google Play (Android) or the App Store (Apple) to your phone or tablet. All you need is your patron card.

Libby comes with new features like:

  • Tags to categorize books however you'd like- you can even sync your OverDrive wish list into a tag!
  • A central bookshelf for all loans and holds.
  • Customizable notifications for ready holds, new magazine issues and more. 
  • Compatibility with Apple CarPlay Android Auto and Sonos speakers.
  • Easy access to OverDrive support staff.

OverDrive Front Line Tech Support

What does Front Line Tech Support include?

  • Access to the OverDrive Front Line Tech Support team 24/7 via web form and email.
  • Response time via email expected with 8 business hours of receipt or within 24 hours if received outside of business hours (8:30 am - 5:30 pm ET Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays).
  • Professionally trained specialists provide support for OverDrive technology-related issues only,
  • Self-service support is available to users 24/7 through extensive and user-friendly FAQ and other written help that is accessible through the library's OverDrive powered website.

Frontline support online support webform

Online Databases and Resources

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CBC Corner - Discover the best Canadian shows, stories & more

This one-of-a-kind digital portal allows you to access a wide variety of content including
trusted news, local stories, entertaining TV and radio shows, award-winning podcasts,
educational kids content, innovative podcasts, a free English and French language
learning app, news in foreign languages and much more!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.

Library Board Information

Our next board meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 beginning at 6:30 pm.  The meeting will be held via Zoom.  Please contact whitewaterpl@nrtco.net for information on joining the meeting.