Welcome to the Duchess & District Public Library

Notice: The e-Resources on this website will be unavailable on Saturday, August 17th beginning at 8pm, and lasting until approximately 12am. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Resources for Newcomers


New to Canada or know someone who is? Your local library can help!

Visit your library to sign up for a library card. With a library card, you are able to:

  • Check out books, music, movies, magazines, passes to recreation facilities, and other items.
  • Access our collection of digital resources, including eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital magazines.
  • Take classes and learn a new language online.

If you do not have a library card, you are still able to:

  • Read books and use resources inside your local library.
  • Use library computers and wireless internet.
  • Attend programs and events at the library.

A list of resources available for newcomers can be found here.