The Port Colborne Public Library proudly serves the beautiful City of Port Colborne to enrich, empower, and educate. We offer rentals, art gallery opportunities, computer and internet access, and more. See what's happening in the library.

Displays, rentals and unique collections

The library has more than just books! Take time to explore our displays and art exhibits. Did you know that the library has access to more collections than what you see on the shelves? Ask us about these and our other services and rental opportunities. We are happy to help.

  • The library displays work from local artists and artisans throughout the year.
  • The auditorium and King Street sign are available to rent. Email us to find out more.
  • If you have trouble reading print, we can get you materials from the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA).
  • For your gardening needs, browse our collection of open-pollinated seeds and take home the varieties that interest you.

Available services

We have many services you can use from home, on the go, or at the library.

Computer and internet access

We provide free internet access through computer stations and Wi-Fi. Our internet access policy outlines our terms of use. Electronic databases, the complete Microsoft Office Suite, scanning, faxing, email, and reference titles are also available. See our digital resources for online options available.

Loan of materials

Your library card gives you access to our large collection of books, DVDs, video games, board games, digital resources, and more! Local history materials and newspapers are available to use on-site.

Photocopying, faxing and scanning

We can help you with your printing needs. You can print and make photocopies in either black & white or colour. Ask our staff to help you with scanning to a USB and faxing documents. Please note there is a cost for most printing services.

Pop-up and outreach

Our library “pops-up” throughout our community with library materials and programming for all ages and interests. You can find us at Market Square, in school classrooms, and at special events. Follow our Pop-Up Library activities on our calendar. To request a visit from our Pop-Up Library, email us.

We also have a Grab-and-Go station stocked with lots of books at the Vale Health and Wellness Centre. No library card needed.

Programming and events

We schedule programs and special events throughout the year. To learn more, see what's happening at the library.

Readers' advisory and reference services

Library staff are happy to help you choose your next book, audiobook, or DVD. We also answer reference questions and direct you to the information you need. Email us, phone us at 905-834-6512, or ask us in person on your next visit.

School visits

We love to have school classes visit us. It’s a great way for children to explore and learn about the library. Story time and a lesson included. Teachers who can’t bring their class to the library are welcome to arrange a visit from our Pop-Up Librarian. Email us or phone us at 905-834-6512 to schedule class visits from October to May.

Visiting library service

When you can’t visit us, we will visit you. Our volunteers deliver materials to patrons unable to visit the library due to short-term illness, disability, or age. Email us or phone us at 905-834-6512 to make arrangements.