RENEW YOUR MULTI CARD!
Will your MULTI Card expire in the next three months? Renew it now!
The MULTI Card allows residents to register for all activities offered by the City. It is also proof of residence and is required to access City services.
Here are just a few of the benefits of renewing your MULTI Card here at the Library:-
Loans (up to 50 documents at a time)
Online reservation and renewal
Access to computers in the library
Courses on devices in the library
Story hour for children
PRIORITY PASSES for special events
HOW TO RENEW YOUR MULTI CARD
If your card will expire in the next three months:
Go to the Central Library, the Aquatic Centre, or City Hall;
A photo will be taken of all family members age 6 and up;
Show recent proof of residence and your current MULTI Card;
Your card will be renewed for two years.
IT PAYS TO RENEW!! There will be a prize draw every month among numbers of renewed MULTI Cards.
Alexandre Trudeau and Barbarian Lost: Travels in New China
On February 1, 2017, Alexandre Trudeau visited the Pointe-Claire Public Library to share his fascination with China and talk about his book, Barbarian Lost: Travels in New China. The lecture and accompanying video were sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Click here to view the video.
NEW LOAN PERIOD FOR DIGITAL BOOKS AND AUDIOBOOKS
You now have the option of a 21 day loan period for digital books or audiobooks downloaded from Overdrive (emedia) and all digital books downloaded from PRETNUMERIQUE.CA.
THE NEW MULTI CARD IS HERE
A new card is being issued free of charge for all Pointe-Claire residents (adults and children) starting January 16, 2016.
This card will replace your current Library card and also enable you to register for City activities. Please get your new card before May 31, 2016. After that date, your current Library card becomes invalid.
You can get your new Multi Card at the Central Library or the Aquatic Centre during regular opening hours after January 16, 2016.
A photo is required for everyone, ages six and up, and will be taken on the spot.
When applying for your card residents must provide photo ID and a proof of residence showing the name and address of each family member.
Like your previous library card, the multi card will be valid for two years.
The cookbook is now in our collection!
What's all the hoopla about?
MOVIES and MUSIC
for the whole family to enjoy from the comfort of your home
Read magazines from the comfort of your home... or anywhere else in the world! The library now offers a new service called Zinio. Some of the magazines that are offered are National Geographic, Rolling Stone, O,Seventeen, Canadian Gardening, The Economist, MacWorld and much more. You can read magazine on wide range of devices. Try it out!
BRITANNICA IMAGE QUEST
Do you need a picture to illustrate a school project? Are you looking for photographs to enliven your presentation at an upcoming meeting? Britannica Image Quest is a trusted database providing close to 3 million images from the world's best collections, cleared of rights for educational purposes.
This database can be accessed here. If you have any questions, our reference librarians can help you.
PS3 and PS4 GAMES NOW AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY
A new collection of PS3 and PS4 games for adults, teens and children has been added to our gaming collection.
eBOOKS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS NOW AVAILABLE
More than fifty new e-books are now available at the Pointe-Claire library, in both English and French, for children and teens. You will find them on the emedia platform in English and on pretnumerique.ca in French. You can also find audiobooks that may be downloaded to your MP3 listening device on emedia.
So take advantage of this free resource available to all library members. For more information or for help setting up your mobile device, please consult the Digital Media section of the library’s website.
ONLINE BOOK CLUB
An exciting addition to our regular book clubs this fall is the new Online Book Club led by bilingual Pointe-Claire resident, Michelle Payette-Daoust.
You are invited to consult her book suggestions, add your own, and join the conversation with other people that are crazy about books too!
ADULT PROGRAMMING BLOG
The Library is happy to announce that we have a new Adult programming blog. Please consult the blog regularly and add your comments or suggestions.
You can now download French ebooks to your device. Remember to consult the Quick Start Guide before you begin your adventure into eReading!
WE WOULD LOVE IT IF YOU WOULD SHARE WITH US YOUR FAVOURITE BOOKS!
Come into the Library to discover staff and other library members' Top Picks and to let us know you favourite book. Just ask for your bookmark at the Circulation Desk and share with us your Top Pick!
NEW DATABASES AVAILABLE
Career Cruising is a database designed for job seekers of all ages so if you are looking for a new career and need some very useful tips, check it out.
Mango Languages is designed for those of you who would like to learn a new language or learn a few key phrases for when you are on vacation. And yes, there is an app for that, which certainly helps out when you are travelling!
A NEW TEEN SPACE AT THE LIBRARY!
The Teen Space of the Central Library has almost been completed. Teens are already enjoying the new layout to do their homework, to read or to simply relax. Surrounded by the teen collection, the space is comprised of three work stations, one table, chairs and a display case for new documents.
A big thank you to the Friends of the Pointe-Claire Library for contributing financially to this project.
STAFF TOP PICKS
Wondering what our staff is reading, listening to or watching?
Our employees would like to share with you some of their favourite books, CDs and DVDs! Look for the TOP PICKS bookmarks.
There is a special display for Staff Top Picks located in front of the circulation desk
Come into the library and discover new things!
ADD A BOOK OR DVD REVIEW TO OUR CATALOGUE
Did you know that you can now write your own reviews in our catalogue. Why not share with others the books, DVDs or CDs that have made an impact on your life!
All you have to do is click on READER REVIEWS and add your review!
Did you know that you can...
All via our new library portal