What's New


The library’s curbside pickup service begins Monday, May 25. The service will be available to those with a Cornwall Public Library card*, and by appointment only. Patrons can reserve material now by accessing their My Account-Login from library’s website. 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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CPL Community Survey- Have Your Say!

Survey Monkey site maintenance on May 23:  The site will be unavailable as they will be performing a scheduled maintenance on May 23, 2020 starting 9 am PT for approximately 8 hours during which time the site will be unavailable. However, you can still fill out the survey by downloading the PDF. See below.

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 generalmail@library.cornwall.on.ca
  • Pick up a paper copy of the survey in-person at the library, once we have re-opened to the public.

Cliquez ici pour le sondage en français.

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.

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


The next meeting of the Cornwall Public Library Board of Directors will be Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 4:45 pm. This will be a virtual meeting through the Zoom platform. The public are welcome to attend. Click here.  The meeting’s agenda can be found here.

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