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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 9 times 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.

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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

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Barbara MacWha Memorial Scholarship - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 30, 2023
Applications are now being accepted for the Barbara MacWhat Memorial Scholarship.  There are two $500.00 scholarships available to eligible post-secondary students.  To apply please download the application form.

Community Calendar
The Library is creating a Community Calendar and we need your help!  We are looking for artwork to display in the calendar and businesses looking to advertise in the calendar.  For submissions or inquiries please visit your local branch or email whitewaterpl@nrcto.net or call 613-646-7592.  Deadline for submissions is September 30, 2023.

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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Library Board Information

Our next board meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2023 beginning at 6:30 pm.  The meeting will be held at the Cobden Branch, 12 Wren Drive, Cobden, ON.  Everyone welcome.