Oakville Public Library

Site: Oakville - 120 Navy St - Administration

Service: Oakville Public Library

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Record #: OAK4522 Last Full Update: 02 Jul 2014
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
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Agency Information
Description (Agency)A public library whose purpose is to provide access to information and resources for individual enrichment, education, recreation and entertainment.
Legal Status(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
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
Service Information
Description (Service)Major 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: 
* Information Oakville, on-line access to the Halton Community Services Database and an online Community Events Calendar 
Children's services: 
* story times * weekly programs * Story Telling kits * Discovery Centre 
Teen services:  
* 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 
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 
Book Nook locations: 
* ClearView Church 
* Halton Multicultural Council, main location 
* Halton Multicultural Council, North Oakville Office 
* Kerr Street Mission 
* 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 
* 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 
FeesProgram - for some programs ; Service - fines for overdue materials/New to Oakville Kits ; None - to borrow items
Additional Services at this Site
Site Information
Located In CommunityOld Oakville
Address & Map
120 Navy St, 1st Fl
Oakville, ON L6J 2Z4
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IntersectionNavy St and Lakeshore Rd E
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Taxonomy and Classification
Service CategoriesComputer and Related Technology Classes ; Meeting Space ; Public Libraries ; Test Proctoring
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Source Database© Halton Information Providers