Library

The Pointe-Claire Public Library is a place of cultural discovery, enrichment, gathering and relaxation. It is an essential service that is rapidly evolving with new technologies.
COVID-19

Gradual reopening of facilities

Central Library
Starting July 20

  • Document loans and MULTI Card issuing only
  • Maximum of 50 people at a time inside the library
  • 30 minutes per visit (last entry: 30 minutes before closing)
  • Membership card required
  • Reservation not required

Library – Valois Branch
Starting July 27

  • Document loans and MULTI card only
  • Maximum of 50 people at a time inside the library
  • 30 minutes per visit
  • Membership card required
  • Reservation not required
  • Library memberships expiring between January 1 and September 29, 2020, are valid until September 30, 2020.
  • All loans can be returned free of charge to the library once it reopens. Documents can be renewed online where applicable.
  • Consult the Pointe-Claire Library`s portal to access a multitude of documents and online ressources for children and adults.

How to borrow documents

  • Beginning May 25: a maximum of five documents can be reserved per card (books, CDs, DVDs, video games) for a period of three weeks.
    Through the library portal: https://biblio.pointe-claire.ca/
    By e-mail: bibliotheque@pointe-claire.ca
    By phone: 514-630-1218 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Once you have reserved, the library will prepare your documents using appropriate hygiene measures and will contact you with your time slot for pick-up, which will be anytime between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, and between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • On the day and time of your appointment, you will have 15 minutes to pick up your books from the Central Library.
  • Once at the library, you will need to show your MULTI card to the librarian behind the glass door. This person will then place the documents between the doors. You can take them once he or she is back in the library.
  • Once home, it is recommended to wait five days before handling the books. You will have a three-week loan period to read them.
  • Book chutes will reopen on June 8. The books that will be dropped off there will be quarantined before being made available for loan.

Active at home Free online activities for the whole family during self-isolation period.

Services are provided at two locations:

Central Library
100 Douglas-Shand Avenue
Pointe-Claire, Quebec H9R 4V1
514-630-1218
See map

Valois Branch
68 Prince-Edward Avenue
Pointe-Claire, Quebec H9R 4C7
514-630-1219
See map

Bus routes 201, 202, 203, 211, 405, 411 and 485 all serve the Library. For more information, visit www.stm.info.


Opening hours

Central Library Valois Branch
Monday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 1 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 1 to 9 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed
Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 1 to 9 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1 to 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Closed

Portal

To access your account online or to search the interactive catalog, visit the
Pointe-Claire Public Library Portal.

The Public Library portal gives you access to a wide range of practical information about the Library:

  • Collections and programming
  • Reading suggestions
  • Kid Zone and Teen Zone
  • Loans and reservations
  • E-books, films and music
  • Blogs

Programming

For full details of Library programming, see the Cultural Activities section of the Leisure Guide or the Events Calendar.

The Library offers a full range of activities for young and old alike:

  • Lectures
  • Reading workshops
  • Entertainment activities
  • Family films

Registration

Registration for activities is mandatory, unless otherwise indicated. To register, go to the Registration page.

 

Book a librarian

  • Do you need one-on-one help with email, Internet, your eReader or your tablet, or with Word, Windows, or the Library catalogue?.


    Fill out the form below to book a 30-minute session with a person with the right expertise. Free

Book Review Volunteer Form

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.
  • For every book review that you send us, you will earn 15 minutes of volunteer time. Please note you must be registered as a volunteer.


    The reviews will be published on the Teen Zone blog.

  • Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

  • About the book

  • (1 = not recommended, 5 = exceptional)
  • This is not a plot summary. This is your opinion and why you have that opinion. (2-10 sentences)

Volunteer Application Form

Do you attend school in Pointe-Claire? Are you a member of the Public Library? Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer? We have just what you need!


General Volunteer Work

  • Help out with activities organized for children
  • Help the Friends of the Library with their annual book sale

Teen Council

  • Help plan activities
  • Suggest books for teens
  • Help improve the teen section

Reading Buddies

  • Encourage a child to read, and earn volunteer hours
  • Receive training to learn about your responsibilities and about working with children

Sign up for a volunteer program by completing the required form and following the instructions provided.

Information : 514-630-1218 #1633

 

Volunteer Form

  • Please fill out all fields

Volunteer Application Form: Reading Buddies

  • Encouraging the love of reading in a child is a great way to accumulate volunteer hours.


    Are you willing to volunteer one hour per week, from October to May? Do you find reading fun and entertaining, and are you ready to share this with your Little Buddy?


    As a Reading Buddy, you will receive training to learn about your responsibilities and about working with children.


    Sessions are held in the Library under the supervision of Children’s Info Desk staff.


    Information : 514-630-1218 #1633

  • Reading Buddies Volunteer Form

    Please fill in all fields.
  • Please indicate all available times. Reading sessions take place once a week and last an hour.

Application Form: Little Buddies

  • Teens are paired up with children aged 7 to 10 to help with their reading skills.

    Little Buddies must register by filling out the application form in early September. NOTE: Applying does not guarantee a place.


    For all inquiries or requests, please contact Radha-Prema McAllister (radha-prema.mcallister@pointe-claire.ca or 514-630-1218 #1633).


    Please fill in all fields.

  • Reading session preferences
  • Please indicate all available times. Reading sessions take place every week and last an hour.

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Information

For more information about hours, activities or volunteering, contact the Library at 514-630-1218, bibliotheque@pointe-claire.ca or make an online request,

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