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

The Central Library and Valois Branch are open to the public for document consultation, borrowing and returns. Tables and computers are available for reading, research and studying, either individually or with family members living at the same address, for a maximum of 3 hours. No activities are organized on site. Contactless loans are suspended.

Opening hours

Central Library

Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

Valois Branch

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 1 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. (closed from June 5)

Information:

Central Library: 514-630-1218

Valois Branch: 514-630-1219

bibliotheque@pointe-claire.ca

Library memberships that expired on or after January 1, 2020, will therefore be valid until September 30, 2021.

Consult the Pointe-Claire Library`s portal to access a multitude of documents and online ressources for children and adults.

 

Services are provided at two locations:

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

Valois Branch
68 Prince-Edward Avenue
Pointe-Claire, Québec 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 8:30 p.m. 1 to 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Closed
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 1 to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Closed
Friday 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 1 to 8:30 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.*

* Not accessible with Internet Explorer.

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

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

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 in the Library catalog.

  • 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: 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 Jennifer Dion (jennifer.dion@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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