Oakville Public Library

Site: Oakville - 120 Navy St - Administration

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Record #: OAK4522 Last Modified: 08 Oct 2014 Last Full Update: 02 Jul 2014 Update Schedule: 05 Jun 2015
Record Owner: OAK Date Created: 09 Sep 2008 Date Deleted: N/A  
Location
Address120 Navy St, 1st Fl
Oakville, ON L6J 2Z4
 
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Agency and Service Names
Alternate NameOPL
Contact Information
Office PhoneAdult Reference desk 905-815-2044; 
Children's Information 905-815-2045; 
General inquiries 905-815-2042; 
Information Oakville 905-815-2046; 
Automated telephone renewals (with library card number) 905-815-5996;  
Room rentals 905-815-2042 ext 5024; 
Settlement services HMC 905-842-2486 ext 450 or ext 233
Fax905-815-2024
Organization Emailoplreference@oakville.ca
Websitewww.opl.on.ca
Social MediaFacebook Instagram Twitter
Agency Information
Agency DescriptionA public library whose purpose is to provide access to information and resources for individual enrichment, education, recreation and entertainment.
Service Level(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Established1895
Primary ExecutiveCharlotte Meissner, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 905-815-2031; Email: cmeissner@oakville.ca
Alternate ExecutiveJanice Kullas, Director, Branch Services and Deputy Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 905-815-2042
FundingCity / Town - Town of Oakville ; Provincial - Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
Agency Services
Description and Service Details
Service DescriptionMajor Services
Fiction and Non-Fiction Collections
* formats include books, digital audio books for download from 'Libraries on the Go', ebooks, music for download from 'Freegal', DVDs, games, magazines for download from Zinio and movies, TV, music and audiobooks from Hoopla 
* self study and research collections (print and electronic) 
* adult and children's multilingual collections  
* free access to an extensive range of online databases covering topics such as community services, consumer reports, business, health, encyclopedias 
 
Reference and Information Service: oplreference@oakville.ca 
 
Community Information through Information Oakville, on-line access to the Halton Community Services Database and an on-line Community Events Calendar
 
Children's Services: 
including * story times * weekly programs * Story Telling kits * Discovery Station 
 
Teen Services:  
including * Book Club * Teen Advisory Group * Poetry Workshop * Write2Xpress * writing contest for teens * see current brochure, website * email or call Teen Services Librarian at 905-815-2044 for more information. 
 
Adult Programs: 
* book a free Technology Coach for one-on-one help with email, the library website, audiobooks, e-books, Google Tools, Facebook and Instant Messaging 
* Adult Book Clubs, Evening for Book Lovers, Genealogy workshops 
* visit the website for more information on adult programs 
 
Library catalogue available online to search, place and cancel holds, renew borrowed items and view personal accounts  
* books may be returned to any book drop at any branch Monday-Sunday 24 hours a day 
 
Personal library record can be accessed at anytime by dialing 905-815-5996 * available seven days a week  
 
Public access computers 
* public access workstations are equipped with Microsoft Word * Excel * PowerPoint * personal file storage  
* wireless internet access is available to customers in all library branches for laptops  
* with a library card customers can access all library databases and download information directly to their own computers 
 
The Oakville Collection:  
* Town of Oakville and Trafalgar Township historical documents * publications * newspapers dating from 1870 * vital statistics from late 1800s * census and assessment records from 1910-1936 * located at the Central branch Library. 
 
Meeting rooms available for rent
 
Outreach
Book Nook locations: 
* ClearView Church 
* Halton Multicultural Council, main location 
* Halton Multicultural Council, North Oakville Office 
* Kerr Street Ministries 
* Glen Oaks Cooperative Housing 
* Oakville Parent-Child Centre Sixth Line location 
* Oakville Parent-Child Centre North Service Rd 
* Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre 
* YMCA of Oakville 
 
Teen Book Depot locations: 
* Oakville Youth Centre 
* Bronte Youth Centre 
* Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre Youth Centre 
 
Special Needs Services offered at Woodside Branch Library. 
 
Settlement Services available for clients in the Program Room at Glen Abbey Library every Monday from 4:30 pm-8 pm. 
* a partnership between Oakville Public Library and Halton Multicultural Council * no charge * no appointment necessary * one-on-one appointments can be made by calling Halton Multicultural Council at 905-842-2486 ext 450 or ext 233 
 
Welcome To Canada Centres  
* located at all libraries in Oakville 
* contain pamphlets and brochures with information that is useful for newcomers, such as settling in to school 
* available in many languages 
 
Branches:  
Glen Abbey Branch 1415 Third Line, 905-815-2039;  
Iroquois Ridge Branch 1051 Glenashton Dr, 905-338-4247;  
White Oaks Branch 1070 McCraney St E, 905-815-2038;  
Woodside Branch 1274 Rebecca St, 905-815-2036. 
Clearview Branch 2860 Kingsway Dr in James W. Hill Public school, 905-815-2033.
HoursHours vary by branch 
 
Regular hours Mon-Thu 9:30 am-9 pm * Fri, Sat 9:30 am-5 pm * Sun 1 pm-5 pm 
 
Summer hours (July and August) Mon-Thu 10 am-8 pm * Fri, Sat 10 am-5 pm * Sun 1 pm-5 pm
Areas ServedHalton Region
EligibilityLibrary card required to borrow items at branches but not at Book Depots.
ApplicationCall library or check Program & Events Guide or website for dates of registration for children's and adult programs
LanguagesEnglish ; Interpretive Services - Language Line (over the phone interpretation service) ; over 170 languages available 
'Welcome' brochures - an introduction to your library, available in 9 languages at all branches
FeesProgram - for some programs ; Service - fines for overdue materials/New to Oakville Kits ; None - to borrow items
Directory Description and Headings
Seniors Directory DescriptionAH
Seniors Directory HeadingsLeisure / Education
Site Information
Located In CommunityOakville (Old Oakville)
Address & Map
120 Navy St, 1st Fl
Oakville, ON L6J 2Z4
 
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Nearest Main IntersectionNavy St and Lakeshore Rd E
Wheelchair AccessibilityFully Accessible
Taxonomy and Classification
Service CategoriesComputer and Related Technology Classes ; Meeting Space ; Public Libraries ; Test Proctoring
Other Details
Resources AvailableProgram & Events Guide; Brochures; 
Annual Report to the Community