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Curbside pickup service is now available at Cornwall Public Library (CPL). The service is available to those with a CPL card*, and by appointment only. Reserve your material now by accessing your My Account-Login, top right on this page.Once we receive your order, we will be contacting you to arrange for a pickup time. Please refer to our FAQ page to learn more about the process.

RETURNING LIBRARY MATERIALS: You may return library material during restricted operating hours of 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, beginning May 25th in the book-drop near the Sydney street door ONLY.

*If you do not have a library card, please follow this link and fill out the application form. We will then inform you when your library card is ready.

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Curbside pickup for patrons coming soon!


As part of the first phase of reopening libraries, the province of Ontario is allowing libraries to begin offering curb-side pick-up.

While we are excited about the news, much work needs to be done before we can safely offer holds pick-ups service. We are diligently working on new protocols for employees and customers to ensure everyone’s protection and well-being when the service begins.

Please continue to visit our website and all social media platforms for updated information as things evolve. We look forward to serving you soon. Thank you for your patience.

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CPL Community Survey- Have Your Say!

The Cornwall Public Library is updating its strategic plan and seeks your input to identify its priorities for its services and programs over the next five years. Through public input and research, the strategic plan will provide a blueprint that will help the library embrace changes in our community and emerging trends in libraries across the country. Help us understand how you use the library and what matters to you. What you tell us will help us improve our services and programs for today’s library users and for future ones. The survey is open until May 31.There are three ways to complete the Community Survey:

  • Online through SURVEY MONKEY
  • Download the PDF and submit by email to
  • Pick up a paper copy of the survey in-person at the library, once we have re-opened to the public.

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Hoopla Engage Plus

Ancestry In-library only edition, now available from home.

To access the Ancestry from home, we must first make a change to your account to access the service. Please send us your library card number and your name in an email. In the subject field, enter ANCESTRY. Our technical staff will then make the necessary change. eMail Us Here

Hoopla Bonus Borrows Collection

MORE content is NOW AVAILABLE on Hoopla with more than 1,000 top titles and hoopla favourites. Best of all, your current download limit of 12 will not be affected by selecting from that category. Just browse the categories to find the extra bonus selections scattered throughout. No Library Card? – sign up for HooplaEngage and enjoy the same services the need for a Cornwall Public Library card. You will receive 5 free downloads per month and have access to the same Bonus Borrows Collection as current members do. Click here for sign-up instructions.

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More Great Online Services


Download our collection of eMagazines to your digital devices. Start reading on your tablet or mobile device today!


The Freegal® Music service allows patrons to access a collection spanning over 15 million songs, music videos and audiobooks from more than 40,000 music labels worldwide including Sony Music, Epic, RCA, and Columbia.


Click here to instantly borrow movies, music, eBooks, comics, audiobooks and more 24/7 with your library card. Enjoy 6 downloads per month with your free hoopla subscription, brought to you by Cornwall Public Library.


A streaming service that showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers. Enjoy 5 downloads per month with your free Kanopy subscription, brought to you by Cornwall Public Library.


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eResources for Homeschooling

eResources Kids Enjoy! 

We offer numerous eResources to help you and your child succeed. Novelist K-8 Plus – World Book Web -Kanopy Kids and our NEW STEM Village to name just a few available resources. There, you will find many more great services such as Consumer Health Complete™ , Ancestry,  Flipster for magazines, Freegal for music, Kanopy for streaming documentaries and much more.Click the eResources tab above. N

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