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Specialized Collections

Large Print Books

Lambton County Library has an extensive collection of large print books, which any member may borrow. These are exchanged among the branches regularly.

Deposit Collections

Long-term care homes receive a selection of library books regularly for use by their residents.

French Language Materials

Fiction, non-fiction and audiovisual materials are available for children and adults.

Multilingual Materials

Books are available in French and other languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog and Urdu. Children’s books, large print books, CDs, Videos and DVDs are also available in some of these languages.

Book Club Kits

Book Club sets are available for an 8-week loan period and can be reserved online.

Each set contains 10 copies of the book.

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Literacy Kits

We have a wide range of popular books available for loan.  Each book has related age-appropriate activities to enhance understanding and support developing reading skills.

Theme Kits

Create your own circle time at home! Our theme kits contain books, craft suggestions, puppets, rhymes and fingerplays, and more, all selected to complement a particular theme.  Theme kits are available for a 1-week loan period.  Borrow a kit today!

Video Games

The library now offers a selection of video games for these consoles; PS4,  XBOX and XBOXOne, and Nintendo Wii, WiiU and 3DS.  They are available for an 1-week loan period with a maximum of five titles per library card.  

Playaway View®

An all-in-one video player exclusive to libraries!  These are pre-loaded with multiple videos so children can view great content wherever they are.  Set includes a head-phone jack and speakers.  

They are available for a 3-week loan period with a maximum of 2 per library card.

Playaway Launchpad

Playaway Launchpad is a tablet that has been pre-loaded with interactive learning content

Braille Books

Lambton County Library maintains a small Braille collection of children's books.  Braille Books (adult and children's) are also available through Inter-Library Loan.

CELA: Centre for Equitable Library Access

CELA provides equitable public library services for Canadians with print disabilities. Patrons with a valid library card may register for this service at www.celalibrary.ca, or contact Library HQ at 519-845-3324 x5232. Service includes automated title selection and home delivery. Inter-library Loan also available for alternative formats.

ESL Language Learning Materials

Study material for English language learning, including proficiency tests such as TOEFL and TOEIC (beginner to advanced levels) are available. They are housed at the Sarnia Library.

eDevices (eReaders and Tablets)

Curious about eBooks and eMagazines but aren't sure you want to invest in an eDevice? Lambton County Library has eReaders (for eBooks only) and Android Tablets you can "test drive" for free, with your library card. These devices have direct Wi-Fi access, so a computer is not needed. Patrons can borrow an eDevice for up to 21 days.

  • Borrowing:
    • eDevices be borrowed at any branch library.
    • A Lambton County Library card is required to check out an eDevice as well as photo I.D. (i.e. Driver's License).
    • Borrowers must be 16 and older. Parents can borrow the eDevices for their children.
  • Loan Period: The loan period is 21 days.
  • Fines and Replacement Costs:
    • Overdue fine: $5/day.  Maximum: $25
    • Replacement costs: Up to $150.00, in addition to any accrued late fees. All kit items must be returned.
  • Renewing: eDevices cannot be renewed, due to their popularity.
  • Holds: Holds can be placed on eDevices, with your library card, by contacting your library branch in person, by phone, or email.
  • Returning:
    • Return eDevice to the location from where it was borrowed.
    • Ensure all items are returned with the kit box and the eDevice is fully charged.
  • Downloading:
    • eReaders download eBooks only
    • Tablets download eBooks and eMagazines
    • eDevices are not to be used for purchasing or loading digital content not currently made available from Lambton County Library's collection.
    • eBooks may not be transferred from the eDevice to a computer or other device.
  • Kits:
    • Sony eReader Wi-Fi kit includes:
      • eReader
      • standard cover (PRSASC10B)
      • USB cable
      • instruction cards
    • Android Tablet kit includes:
      • Tablet
      • USB cable
      • wall adapter