The book drop is open and you may return your items 24/7. Items are not incurring fines at this time. Browsing, curbside pick-up and computers are available by appointment. Call 905-834-6512 for more information.

Welcome back to our patrons

Port Colborne Public Library welcomes back our patrons!

Beginning August 4, the Library is pleased to welcome back our patrons for browsing, computer access and use of printers. Curbside pick-up will continue.

  • Browsing is available Tuesday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment or walk-in by capacity.
  • Curbside pick-up is available Tuesday to Thursday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment only.

Computer access is available Fridays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment.

In-library procedure updates include:

  • Staff will greet you at the door and will ask health-screening questions.
  • Bring your mask. Patrons visiting the Library are requested to wear masks as per the Niagara Region Face Covering By-Law. Library staff wear masks.
  • You will need to bring your library card to help us check out your items quickly and safely. If you don’t have a card yet or need a replacement, we’re happy to get you a new one.
  • Patrons and staff are expected to practice physical distancing and we have floor markings to help protect your space.
  • Increased cleaning and sanitizing protocols are in place. Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building for patrons and staff.
  • We have carefully evaluated maximum collection capacity to ensure safe physical distancing.
  • Computers and common areas are also spaced to accommodate physical distancing and protection, including Mylar barriers at staff service desks.
  • Items must be returned to the book drop which is available 24/7.
  • Returned items are quarantined for 96 hours before being checked in. It may take a few days for the update to be reflected on your account.
  • In-person programs and room rentals are not yet available.
  • Don’t forget to check out our collection of digital resources. You can learn a new language, try out an online course, download a digital magazine RB Digital, watch an Indie flick, or enjoy an awesome online concert from Qello, or British television from ACORNTV. All free with your Port Colborne Public Library card.


If you need additional help, call 905-834-6512 to chat with staff, or email

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Curbside Pick-up now available!

 Put us on your to-do list! Order books, DVDs, board games, video games, or garden seeds!

books to order for curbside pickup 
Have you made your curbside pick-up appointment yet? Call the library (905-834-6512) to place holds on library items and to find a time to pick up your items.

Please note, the bookdrop located on the north side of the building is open 24/7 for your library returns.

Using your Library card number and PIN, you can place holds on items from home, any time.

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Online Digital Resources

Digital Resources for research or enjoyment


Ancestry library edition

Thanks to the support of Proquest,, library edition is now available from home.








Did you just move to Port Colborne? Need a Library card? Fill out our online registration form and have instant access to Overdrive or Libby by Overdrive, ebooks and audiobooks. If you love magazines, you can also access our collection provided by RB Digital.  If you would like to contact staff, please reach out to the Library, at 905-834-6512 or email

To use our online resources, you need your Library card number and your PIN. If your card has expired, please contact the Library, Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm to speak to a staff member or  email, and we will make sure your card is up to date.

ebooks and audiobooks can be accessed through Overdrive or the Libby app.

Overdrive Media Download audiobooks and ebooks




You can also take an online course through Universal Class,

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