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Excited senior lady wearing yellow leather jacket and black leather beretLibrary Takeout is on its way!

We're excited to re-connect with our customers and be able to lend materials again. Here is our 3-step plan to get Library Takeout (curbside pickup) up and running.

Week of May 25
Thanks for keeping library material safe during our closure. We have had returns of materials since West Perth's book drop was never able to be closed, but we are asking for the rest of the library materials to be returned now.  Please drop individual items into the book drop, no bags please. Late fees are being waived until the library is fully reopened. Library material will be quarantined for 72 hours before being checked in, so there will be a delay in items being removed from your account.

Week of June 1
The catalogue, Bibliocommons, will be re-opened to allow customers to place holds on material. Customers without access to the catalogue will be able to call West Perth PL or email us to place requests.

Week of June 8
Library Takeout begins during specified days and times to be determined and announced. The building will not be open to the public. After a customer has been notified that their holds are available, they may proceed to the library during one of the pickup times. We ask customers to call us from the parking lot to inform us that they have arrived. Please maintain physical distancing. A staff person will check the items out and bring them to a table outside the main door at the parking lot. We ask for the customer to wait until the staff person has left the table before coming to pick up their items. If you cannot call from the parking lot, please call from home and let us know what time you will be at the library.

We really miss our customers!  WPPL is here for you. Staff are responding to voicemails and emails. Call 519-348-9234 to leave a voicemail or email Please monitor our website and social media (Facebook and Instagram) for updates.

wooden blocks spell the word update

WPPL developing plan to resume specific services

As per the government of Ontario's May 14th detailed list of Stage 1 openings, public library services may resume for delivery and pickup as early as May 19, 2020.

West Perth Public Library (WPPL) is eager to re-connect with our library customers and truly appreciates that physical library services are valued by the community. However, WPPL is delaying an immediate launch of such services until processes and measures have been fully developed to ensure our staff and customers' health and safety during the pandemic. WPPL will incorporate best practices according to Huron Perth Public Health as well as sector-specific research regarding the cleaning and quarantining of books and other materials.

In the meantime, we're proud of the ways that we have expanded our online services and encourage everyone to continue enjoying WPPL's digital resources while staying healthy.

We really miss our customers!  WPPL is here for you. Staff are responding to voicemails and emails. Call 519-348-9234 to leave a voicemail or email Please monitor our website and social media (Facebook and Instagram) for updates.

Library Closure

To help limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our community, the West Perth Public Library has closed along with other facilities in the Municipality of West Perth. The Library will remain closed until further notice.

  • the book drop is open
  • due dates have been extended
  • No overdue fines will accrue
  • Requested items will be held for pickup until after we reopen
  • Library cards will not expire during this closure, allowing access to digital collections
  • Patrons will not be able to reserve materials through Bibliocommons or Interlibrary Loan
  • E-services remain available through the website - e-books, e-audiobooks and research databases
Please continue to monitor our website and social media;
the Municipality's website at and social media
at Municipality of West Perth;
and the Huron Perth Public Health's website for current information on COVID-19 at

bingo-type cardStay Connected: Play READS with the library!

Starting April 22, the Library will release a new READS card on the website, WPPL Facebook page and in the Mitchell Advocate.

Track each activity that you achieve. We challenge you to complete enough activities to finish a line or whole page.

Each line, up to 5 per page, earns you a draw ticket for a prize from a local business.

When you have completed a line, please contact the library via Facebook, email ot phone to celebrate your success with us!

Keep your cards, or a digital copy, to return to the Library when we re-open (stay tuned for details regarding prizes and draw dates)

READS card #1

library card in front of stain glassOnline Card Registration

You can now register online and get a library card! You will get your new library card number in 24-48 hours and then can start reading, listening, discovering and learning. Find all the information on the Online Card Registration page.

Digital Collections

Check out our Digital Resources page to access:

Interlibrary Loan

The interlibrary loan service has resumed. Find out all the details Interlibrary Loan page.

Suspended due to library closure.

Tweenie Tots

child sitting on floor reading a bookBooks are the focus and fun is the goal. Preschoolers are invited to join in the stories, songs, rhymes and crafts. Each week will be a new theme and a new opportunity to learn and laugh during this 45 minute program. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  The program is on Thursday mornings 10:30 -11:15 a.m. and the donation is $1/child/session. Suspended due to library closure.

Gallery Space

Currently displaying are recent works from the Mitchell and Area Arts Group. 

See the full Art Displays page.

Top Ten Hits (+1)

What are the popular books that are on hold? Take a look at our new list of the Top Ten Hits (+1)  at the West Perth Library.

The support of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Culture and of the Government of Canada through Industry Canada is acknowledged.

 Logo of The Ontario Trillim Foundation

The support and funding of The Ontario Trillium Foundation is appreciated.

Logo of Perth Community Futures Development Corporation

E-books are have been funded through Perth Community Futures Development Corporation.

The support of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is gratefully acknowledged.