You can sign up for a library card online and have access to all of our online services like e-books, digital audiobooks, and e-resources right away. You can also sign up for a physical card in any of our HCPL branches. Please note: You will need a physical card to check out items from our branches, even if you have an online card. Visit any of our branches to change your online card to a physical card.
All incoming book donations go directly to the Friends of the Haliburton County Public Library. Items are offered for sale by the Friends of HCPL to raise funds to support library initiatives.
Donations must be free of conditions and follow these guidelines:
We cannot accept materials that are:
We do not accept:
Magazines, Readers' Digest condensed books, National Geographic Magazines, encyclopedias, textbooks, records, cassettes, VHS tapes, or DVDs.
Please only drop off donations during our open hours at our Dysart and Minden Hills branches. These are the only two branches where the Friends of HCPL have dedicated space to review and sort incoming donations.
Donations left outside of our operating hours (including through our book drops) will be disposed of.
For books and movies which don’t fit our criteria, please consider contacting a local thrift shop about donating your items.