Guelph Public Library

Site: Main Library

Service: Guelph Public Library

Public Comments Guelph Public Library, in partnership with Legal Aid Ontario and the John Howard Society of Waterloo-Wellington, is making court tablets available for people with no access to a computer, smartphone, or the internet and who are required to attend Guelph court appearances virtually.
Visit the Main Library (100 Norfolk St, Guelph) wearing a mask and use hand sanitizer when entering the building. Ask Library staff for assistance -- some form of collateral (such as identification) is required in order to borrow the court tablet.

Library cardholders may borrow movies, TV shows, music and audio books on their smart phones, tablets and PCs. The service allows patrons to borrow, stream and download free dynamic content with a valid library card. The free digital mobile app can be downloaded at

Live Chat connection is available on the website.
Contact Information
Alternate Name CV19
Office Phone Main 519-824-6220 ; Text 613-519-0059
Fax 519-824-8342
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Primary Contact Nancy Clarke, Director of Customer Service; Phone: 519-824-6220 ext 242; Email:
Primary Executive Steven Kraft, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 519-824-6220 ext 224; Email:
Alternate Executive Dan Atkins, Director of Operations; Phone: 519-824-6220 ext 313; Email:
Description (Site) Guelph-Downtown
Located In Community Guelph
Address & Map
100 Norfolk St
Guelph, ON N1H 4J6
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Intersection Norfolk St and Paisley St
Physical Access Fully Accessible - computerized workstation available with large print keyboard ; assistive technology on website
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Assists patrons to access library resources, including print and non-print collections of materials to meet informational needs and interests of the community * acquires and preserves public and private records in a variety of formats that document the history of the City of Guelph
Description (Service) COVID-19 Update: All Guelph Public Library locations are now open during regular hours. Library material returns are accepted in book drops at all library locations 24/7 (exceptions: West End Branch and Bookmobile). Patrons are required to follow all Public Health guidelines / health and safety protocols.  
Services include: 
* information and reference services 
* genealogical research 
* children's programs 
* online tutoring service (Kindergarten-Gr 12, university and college students, adult learners) 
* extension services (special needs) 
* interlibrary loan requests 
* audiobooks, eBooks 
* reserves, readers advisory 
* archives 
* library tours (school and community groups) 
* microfilm / microfiche reader / scanner 
* mobile and online loans available through digital mobile app 
* internet work stations, word processors, printer / scanner, 3D printer / scanner 
* WiFi access (available at all branches) 
Calendar of Events (see website or call for details) - activities include:  
* book clubs, ESL conversation circles, regular programming for adults and children, local history and archives 
Extension Services provides access to library materials for special needs patrons: 
* Visiting Library Services: complimentary home delivery service of library materials to members unable to visit library because of physical or visual disability, long-term illness or advanced age 
Talking Books: audiobooks in various formats available for members unable to use regular print due to blindness or a visual, physical or reading disability Live Homework Help: online tutoring service featuring expert tutors from across North America. This free service allows students from Kindergarten through early university and college years, and adult learners, to connect to tutors for one-to-one homework help sessions  
**Help is available in math, science, social studies and English 
**Bookmobile inquiries should be directed to Bullfrog Mall Branch at 519-829-4401
Hours Mon-Thu 9 am-9 pm * Fri-Sat 9 am-5 pm * Sun 1 pm-5 pm 
Summer hours Mon-Thu 9 am-8 pm * Fri-Sat 9 am-5 pm  
Live Homework Help (online) Mon-Sun 12 noon-12 midnight
Areas Served Guelph
Eligibility Library membership is free to anyone who lives in or owns property in Guelph. Residents of Cambridge and Wellington County may obtain a free Reciprocal Borrowing membership. Library cards are available for a fee to other non-residents.
Application Call, visit website or drop in for information. Identification and proof of address required for all memberships.
Languages English
Fees Membership - fee for ineligible non-residents only: family membership - $50 / six months, $100 / 12 months ; None - Guelph residents and eligible non-residents
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Established 1883
Funding City / Town
Service Categories Conversation Partners ; Home Library Services ; Library Audiovisual Services ; Public Access Computers/Tools ; Public Libraries