Welcome to the Ramara Township Public
Starters Guide to Downloading E-Books
The Cultural Places Pass is a partnership among the libraries of Simcoe County and members of Sumac, Simcoe County's Cultural Network. Starting June 1st, 2012, Sumac's 15 member sites will be offering a variety of discounts and value adds to library patrons by using their library card to access the new Cultural Places Pass. Library patrons and visitors to public libraries in Simcoe County are able to borrow single-day passes to fifteen different museums, archives, art galleries, historic sites and interpretive centres located in the County. To reserve your pass, please click on this link, or call/visit the library.
Check out a museum by booking your pass here:
With the popularity of E-Readers increasing day to day, we are finding more patrons coming in to seek assistance with setup and/or how to download E-Books. Due to the large volume of requests and to allow staff to accommodate your needs, please call to schedule an appointment. Contact either branch at 705-325-5776 or 705-484-0476 to arrange your personalized appointment.
Patron-Initiated Interlibrary Loans
The Ramara Township Public Library is pleased to announce a new service for library members: Patron-Initiated Interlibrary Loan (P-ILLO), which allows people to request books and material not held in our collection from other libraries themselves online. To take advantage of the new P-ILLO service, library members are required to register at the library or contact us (providing your full name, address, home phone number, email address and library card number). A patron record will be created in the INFOntario system (a virtual catalogue and Interlibrary Loan network for Ontario public libraries), and library members will be provided with a User ID and password, including full details on how to order items online.
Anyone interested in the new service is invited to call the Ramara Township Public Library at 705-325-5776 for more information.
Teens - It's Your Library...Let's See You In It!
We need YOUR assistance! Help us by providing suggestions about programs that YOU would like to see at the Library for teens Right now you can find great fiction and non-fiction books, material and online databases to assist you with school projects, Wii games and movies for your recreational pleasure! Please share YOUR ideas to help us better serve YOUR needs by contacting Janet Banfield, CEO at 705-325-5776.
Find us on Facebook
Have you found us on Facebook? The Library is happy to announce that you will find Facebook on our library website. We encourage to you “like” us so that you can obtain current information about new releases, upcoming programs and events, volunteer opportunities and more!
Pennies for Pages
Donate your pennies to the Library’s “Pennies for Pages” fundraiser! All donations will assist with the purchase of new shelving for the library. We encourage you to drop off your pennies in the donation jars located at either branch of the library and the Ramara Township Office. As always, thank you for your continued support!
Spotlight on Your Library
New Library Cards
That’s right...we have newly designed coloured cards available at both branches to replace lost or damaged cards or for anyone seeking a new membership with the Library! These cards feature a key fob that you can conveniently slide onto your key ring! So, if you forget your wallet size card, you will always have your key fob that contains your barcode at all times to check out library material.
PLEASE NOTE: Patrons are responsible for paying a $3.00 replacement fee for lost or damaged cards. New patrons registering for the first time will obtain their first membership card FREE!
Service unavailable during the summer months
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Have you checked out our online resources?
A wealth of information is at your fingertips. Ramara Library
has subscriptions to many databases of online information for
your use, including Encyclopedias, Jobs & Careers, News and
Periodicals, Genealogy and more!
Some examples of what you'll find under our Online Resources
link, left, are:
Full text reviews, annotations, publication information,
subject headings and more for more than 120,000 works of
fiction. Find similar titles and authors, guides for book
discussions and more. Search for titles by author, title, series
or even by plot descriptions.
Gale Cengage Databases
Career exploration and portfolio development system designed for
people of all ages. Accessible in Library only.
Check out these excellent resources on our website at Online Resources/Just for Kids & Homework Research!
To serve as a community destination that promotes continuous learning and cultural enrichment by connecting people and ideas through library services and programmes within a welcoming and supportive atmosphere.
To provide access to informational, educational, cultural and recreational library materials and services in a variety of formats and technologies for the people of Ramara Township.
Commitment to public service