About the Library

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.  For more information on the Branches please visit the Locations Section.  The Library is under the direction of the Whitewater Region Public Library Board.  If you are interested in joining the Board please contact the CEO- Debbi McLaughlin at whitewaterpl@nrtco.net.

Library Cards

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.

On-Line Catalogue

Patrons can search for books in any of our three branches with our automated catalogue.  Please click here to search the catalogue.

Loan Periods & Fines

The loan period for books and all other materials is three weeks (21 days).  Items may be dropped off after hours by using the outside "Book Return" deposit boxes.  Borrowed items may be renewed by calling the Library or contacting your Branch by email.  Please see Locations Section for email addresses.

The Whitewater Region Public Library has gone fine free.  Please note that if a book is damaged or lost, we ask that full replacement cost be paid by the borrower. 

Printing, Laminating and Scanning

The library offers printing, photocopying, laminating and scanning.  The costs are:

Printing - Black/White - $0.25 per page
Printing - Colour - $1.00 per page
Laminating - $1.00 per page
Scanning - Free

Museum Passes

Museum passes are available at each of the branches for

Museum of Civilization
Canadian War Museum
Canadian Museum of Nature
Canada Agriculture and Food
Canadian Aviataion and Space
Canada Science and Technology Museum
Ontario Parks Day Pass

Each pass offers free admission for 2 Adults/3 Children.  Please note if you are attending special exhibits/programs at a Museum additional admission fees may be required.

The lending period for museum passes is one week (7 days).

Inter-Library Loans

This free service is offered at all three Branches of the Library.  If you can't find the book you want on our on-line catalogue we would be glad to try to order it for you through the inter-library loan system.  Delivery of the books can take on an average 1-2 weeks (depending on what Library it is coming from in Ontario) and the books can be kept for 3-4 weeks.  Contact your Branch Librarian for more information.