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 – Access restrictions and additional preventive measures

The Central Library and the Valois Branch will be closed to the public and all events, activities and lectures scheduled in these buildings will be cancelled or modified:

  • Programming set to take place online or via the Zoom application will be maintained.
  • The book chute will remain open for returns.
  • Contactless loans will be available.

Check the calendar, Leisure Guide and Culture Notes regularly for updates on these activities.

Contactless loans

Reservations required:
Procedure :
  • A maximum of five (5) items can be reserved per MULTI Card (books, CDs, DVDs, videogames) for a period of three weeks.
  • After the items are reserved, a staff member will call you with your specific order number and the date for pickup.
  • In order to avoid contact and maintain a safe distance, staff will leave the reserved documents in-between the library doors, where they can be collected upon showing your MULTI Card.

For details on the contactless loan procedure, go to the Library portal.

  • Library memberships that expired on or after January 1, 2020, will therefore be valid until March 31, 2021.
  • Consult the Pointe-Claire Library`s portal to access a multitude of documents and online ressources for children and adults.

Active at home Free online activities for the whole family.

 

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

French Conversation Companions

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

Book Selection Committee

  • Suggest books for the teen collection

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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