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Welcome to Selwyn Public Library.

Hours of Operation

Bridgenorth Library
836 Charles St.
P: 705-292-5065
F: 705-292-6695
Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tues & Thurs: 10am - 8pm 
Wed & Fri: 10am - 5pm
Sat: 10am - 4pm 
Sun: Closed

Ennismore Library
551 Ennis Rd.
P: 705-292-8022
F: 705-292-8687

Mon, Wed & Fri: 1pm - 5pm
Tues: 10am - 5pm
Thurs: 10am - 2pm & 6pm - 8pm
Sat: 10am - 2pm
Sun: Closed

Lakefield Library
8 Queen St.

P: 705-652-8623
F: 705-652-8878

Tues & Fri: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 2pm
Thurs: 10am - 8pm
Sat: 10am - 2pm
Sun & Mon: Closed

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Home Library Service

Interlibrary Loan



Genealogical Resources and Local History

Internet / Wi-Fi


Collection Items

Online Reference and Information Inquiries 


Home Library Service

The Selwyn Public Library and Community Care Chemung are offering a new service called Home Library Service. This service provides delivery of library materials to homebound persons residing in Bridgenorth and Ennismore. For more information please contact Kelsey, the Ennismore librarian, at 705 292 8022.

Click here to access the online "Home Library Service Application" form. Simply complete the form and submit it. We will contact you once it has been received.

Interlibrary Loan

Selwyn Public Library is a member of the province-wide interlibrary loan service.  We are happy to locate items we do not own and borrow them for you through another library. This service may take a few weeks and is not for newly published items. Contact library staff for assistance.

In light of provincial funding cuts made to Southern Ontario Library Service, interlibrary loan services are currently unavailable.  We will provide updates as more information becomes available. There has been no change to the courier delivery services between branches.


Self-serve machines are available at our Lakefield and Ennismore branches (please request assistance at our Bridgenorth Branch.)  Copies are 20 cents per page.


Our staff members are pleased to send your FAX. Our Fax prices are as follows.


  • Local: $1.00 per page  

  • Long distance $3.00 first page, $1.00 each additional page

  • **$5.00 flat rate for 5-9 pages, 50 cents per page for 10+ pages**


  • $1.00 per page

Genealogy / Local History

Resources are available to assist you in your local genealogical and historical research. We are also pleased to offer Ancestry Library Edition on the public computers available in our branches.

Internet / Wi-Fi

Free Internet access is available at each branch. Time is limited to 30 minute sessions. A small charge for printing applies. All three of our branches also have wireless Internet available.

Collection Items

We are proud to offer the following collection items:

  • Picture books
  • EZ readers
  • Junior Fiction
  • Teen Fiction
  • Adult Fiction
  • Non-Fiction
  • Large Print Books
  • eBooks
  • eReaders
  • Magazines
  • Audio Books
  • Literacy computers
  • DVDs
  • Music
  • Watt Readers
  • Online Resources including downloadable Audio and E-books, Career Cruising, Encyclopedia, Auto Repair, Health guides, newspaper and magazine articles and more.
  • Reciprocal Borrowing.  We have a formal arrangement with the Trent Lakes, City of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton County libraries.  Residents of Selwyn may obtain a library card without charge at these libraries.

The Library has an automated system that offers online access to our collection. Follow the links on our homepage to search our catalogue. With a valid library card, you can log into your account, see your borrowing history, place reservations on material you wish to borrow and renew items before they become overdue. Renewals may also be done in person or over the phone. For more information click here.

 Online Reference and Information Inquiries

Through our website, you are invited to email staff to access the library's reference services. Questions can include, but are not limited to: 

  • Author read-a-likes
  • Book read-a-likes
  • Next book in a series
  • Book release dates
  • Library information (hours, locations, services, etc.)
  • Library programs
  • How to use the catalogue 

Email accounts are generally monitored Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. We will do our best to respond to emails within 24 business hours. Emails received on weekends and holidays will be returned within 24 hours of the next business day.