Access and opportunity: We enrich and inspire our community by providing a welcoming destination where people connect to their passions.
The library will continue to be an inviting community resource offering a full range of materials and services. The library’s programs, outreach, collections, staff, technology, and physical and online spaces will anticipate, reflect, and respond to the changing needs of society.
Get a Library Card
Residents of Carleton Place, Beckwith, and Mississippi Mills are eligible to receive a library card without charge.
Children ages 13 and under must have a parent or guardian present when applying for a library card. Children ages 14 and above do not require parental consent.
Adults (14 and over) must show one piece of photo ID and proof of residency.
A valid Ontario Driver’s License is acceptable as a single proof. In other cases, acceptable identification and proof of current address are required.More about Library membership
Adult programs, events, and outreach
Library Board Meetings and Minutes
Unless otherwise stated, the Board of the Carleton Place Public Library meets the third Wednesday of every month, excluding July and August, in the Barbara Walsh Room at 7:00 pm. Meetings are open to the public. If you would like to speak at a Library Board meeting, please contact Meriah Caswell at (613) 257-2702 or email@example.com to arrange a delegation. Delegations are limited to 15 minutes.
Minutes of Board meetings will be posted here for twelve months after they have been approved. Minutes of older meetings can be requested at the library circulation desk.
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Interlibrary Loans lets you borrow items from other libraries that are not in our collection.
To place a request you can fill out this form, or a pink request form in person at the library.
Some items are not available through Interlibrary Loans, such as material published within the last year, reference material, school textbooks and most audio/visual material (including DVDs, CDs, Audiobooks, and CD-ROMS). If you are seeking these, or microfilm, please contact ILL@carletonplace.ca.