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Services

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Borrow-by-Mail Delivery Service

 

Borrow-by-Mail allows patrons who have difficulty accessing a local branch, to borrow books and materials through the mail.

With an internet connection and a library card and PIN, you can visit the library online, no matter where you live in Digby, Shelburne or Yarmouth Counties. 

You can also call the library at 902-742-2486 ext. 229, and staff will help you select books and materials. 

Join Online

If you are not a library member and would like to register as a Borrow-by-Mail user, click here to Get a Library Card. Select Borrow-by-Mail as the branch you will use most often. Your library card will be mailed to you within 3 business days.

If you are unable to register for a card online, give us a call at 902-742-2486 ext. 229, and we will register you over the phone.

Borrow Books

Look for books in our library catalogue.

Use your library card number and PIN to request books you want to borrow. These will be mailed to your home address with a postage-paid return label. Borrow-by-Mail members are given a four-week loan period to accommodate mailing time.

Comments

If you have questions or comments about our Borrow-by-Mail service, please email us or call 902-742-2486 ext. 229. We’d love to hear from you!

Staff are available Monday to Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm to assist you.

Deposit Collections to Outside Institutions 

Organizations who are eligible, such as schools or senior’s homes, can have a regular rotation of relevant books selected by library staff, and delivered and picked up by library staff. To inquire about a deposit collection for your organization, please call the branch nearest you.

Interlibrary Loan Services

 

Interlibrary Loans is a service Western Counties Regional Library provides to our library patrons in co-operation with other lending libraries.

To request to borrow an item not found in our catalogue through interlibrary loan, please contact your local branch.

The loan period for interlibrary loans is set by the lending library (and may be less than 4 weeks). Some libraries may not loan new or popular items and may charge for interlibrary loan services. Upon approval, any interlibrary loan fees will be passed on to the library patron. There may be charges for photocopies.

Interlibrary loan materials cannot be renewed through your Library Account. To renew an interlibrary loan please email the Interlibrary Loan Department or contact your local branch library at least one week before the item is due. If you have any overdue interlibrary loans, or are not a member in good standing, other interlibrary loans may not be processed until your account is cleared.

Printer and Photocopy

 

Western Counties Regional Library offers photocopying and printing services at all of its branches.

 

Photocopying and printing charges

Photocopying and printing charges can be found here.

Mobile Printing

The library offers PrinterOn mobile printing service.  Each branch has its own mobile printing webpage through which documents can be sent for printing.

* PrinterOn has Apple and Android apps available through Apple App Store and Google Play.

Instructions on the different ways to print from devices can be found here.

The following are the individual library branch PrinterOn sites and e-mail addresses (bw is for black and white prints, cl is for colour prints):

Services for Persons with Print Disabilities

 

Who can use this service?

Our service for Persons with Print Disabilities is for anyone who is unable to read, or who has difficulty reading, regular print material because of a visual, physical or perceptual disability.

What special materials are available at Western Counties Regional Library?

In addition to the Large Print books, Audiobooks, and eBooks available to all users from our regular collection, persons with print disabilities can register with the library to receive free access to an expanded collection of accessible books in various formats through our partners, Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) and National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS). Library branch clerks can put you in contact with our Headquarters staff to assist you in registering and receiving this service.

Staff Assisted Selection

Staff is available to assist with selection of books or audiobooks based on a patron’s preferences. This can be a one-time consult or an ongoing service provided to patrons who prefer to have staff supply them with relevant authors and titles.