The Markstay-Warren Public Library has many services available to the public. A small overview of some of our services are below; if you have any questions regarding them, or are unsure if we provide a service not mentioned below please reach out to us and we will be happy to assist and clarify.
Accessibility Options & Information
Accessible Collections with CELA
The Markstay-Warren Public Library is proudly partnered with CELA (The Centre for Equitable Library Access). The Centre for Equitable Library Access is Canada’s comprehensive accessible reading service, providing books and other materials to Canadians with print disabilities in the formats of their choice.
What Markstay-Warren Public Library Provides
Through this program, individuals can borrow audiobooks on CD from our collection, or order DAISY audiobooks from CELA. We also have several Victor Readers (A portable audiobook and music streaming device) available for our patrons to borrow.
For those that need a larger font, large print books can be searched for in our collection through our catalogue or by requesting aid from staff. If a book is not available in large print, it can be obtained through interlibrary loan. We also have e-Readers for loan, which are equipped with features to assist with visibility such as brightness and font size.
All public computers have Windows Accessibility features available for use.
Homebound Services may be available on request.
Home-Library Delivery is a service we offer that allows patrons who are physically unable to come to the library a chance to enjoy what the library has to offer. By contacting staff through phone or e-mail with book requests, a designated staff will be chosen to come to your location to drop off books, movies, or equipment and will pick them back up on their respective due date.
Reach out to us via:
Phone:705-599-2665 / 705-599-3009
Or place your hold requests on our catalogue using your library card number and the pin 'books'!
What is an "Interlibrary Loan"?
An Interlibrary Loan (also known as an ILL) is a resource sharing service between libraries, in which one library can request material from another if it is not in their catalogue.
How does it work?
If you are looking for a specific book but it isn't in our catalogue you are welcome to place a request with us! Acting as an intermediary, we search for libraries with the book available and place requests. If accepted, the book is then sent to us to be lent out to you! These books have strict due dates and are non-renewable at current time.
I can't find the book I'd like!
If an item is not available from our catalogue, contact us with your request.
You can request an item:
o In person
o By phone: 705-599-2665/705-599-3009
o By email: email@example.com
Print, Photocopy & Lamination
Along with computer use for our patrons, we provide printing and photocopy services. We have recently added lamination as an available service. Please be advised that we do not have faxing as an available service.
Available at both locations; Our computers are wirelessly connected to our scanners. Scanning is free of charge.
Laminate papers or documents with the laminator and sheets provided by the library. Regardless of portion of sheet used, the cost is the same. Note: It is recommended that you do not laminate original documents due to risk of damage. The lamination process requires high heat and any heat sensitive ink or paper can be permanently altered.
Available at both locations. Prices have changed as of February 1st 2023.
Fees are as follows
|Letter and Legal Size Paper, per page|
|Black and White Photocopying/Printing||$0.25|
|Photos (Black and White)||$1.00|
We offer FREE PRINTING up to 2 pages black & white if it is school related for students.
At this time, we also provide curbside printing services. Please email your document with your request to firstname.lastname@example.org Be sure to include your contact information and we will contact you when your printing is available for pick-up.
Need to use a computer? You're welcome to come to the library to use one of our public devices! Computer access is for valid library card holders. (Valid library card holders are patrons who have a library card used for our locations. A library card is free.) Your data is safe as after each use the computers are restarted and are set up in such a way that they are wiped clean of personal information.
Public Computer Services
- Internet Access
- Microsoft Office 2019
- Printing/scanning capabilities (see our 'Printing and Photocopying' section)
- USB connection
- Webcams available on request
Wi-Fi Access is available at both branch locations if you would prefer to work on your own device! For access at the Markstay Branch please ask staff for information. Wi-Fi is available 24/7 outside of the Warren Branch with the information posted both within the library itself as well as on the windows.