Registration: Get a card for free at all public libraries, bookmobiles, university and community college libraries across the province. Borrowing: Gain access to tons of books, specialized collections and more! Returning: Simply return your materials to the most convenient participating location, even if it’s kilometres away from where you borrowed them.
Borrow by Mail provides residents of the Lunenburg and Queens Counties who live more than 15 kilometers from a library branch, or who are unable to visit a branch to access library materials.
Borrow by Mail is a free service. Material will be mailed to you with a pre-paid postage label you will use to return the items.
Material is available in regular or large print, DVD, and CD formats. Once you are registered for the service, there are several ways to select material:
- Place your own requests on the library’s online catalogue at southshorepubliclibraries.ca and select “Mobile, Outreach, Borrow by Mail” as your pickup location.
- Speak to staff directly and they will make the requests for you.
- Staff can select material for you, based on your interests.
The Library’s Audio Book/Talking Book service provides library materials in CD, MP3, and Play Away format. Audio Book home services are available to Lunenburg and Queens library members who are unable to read regular print due to a print disability. Please give us a call to register. Audio books can be borrowed in the library or we can arrange for delivery by mail if you are homebound.
For more information or to register for this service, you or a family member, friend or caregiver can call the Admin Office in Bridgewater at 902-543-2548.
All South Shore Public Libraries is a member of the Lunenburg Queens Community Access Society and all computer terminals are considered to be offered in partnership with Industry Canada’s Community Access program as administered through Nova Scotia C@P.
All Branches are fully equipped and provide:
- High-speed Internet access
- Multiple computers
- Laser printer
- Flatbed scanner
Computer use is free, printing and photocopying is $0.20 (CAD) per page.
All branch libraries have free wireless access to the internet.
Access is free and available 24 hours a day.
Security – The wireless connection is not secure. No encryption is employed. This means that it is possible for your transmissions to be intercepted. Conducting financial transactions over this connection is not advised.
Printing – We do not provide printing service to patrons using our wireless network. If you would like to print something off, you can save it to a portable drive and print from one of our public access machines.
Tablet technology is available at your neighbourhood library. Each SSPL branch has mobile devices to borrow while you are in the Library. You may borrow either an iPad or a Samsung tablet for up to 2 hours. These devices provide an opportunity for library members to gain familiarity and comfort with new technology that allows the use of alternative methods of enjoying the written and spoken word. Ask a staff member and try one out today.