Library Services

Chapleau Public Library is a beautiful and vibrant member of the community that supports continual innovation in the services
we make available to our patrons and visitors. 

We aim to offer our community a safe and comfortable meeting area with something for everyone and accessible to all. 

We have French and English books in various formats including LARGE print, audiobooks and CNIB discs for use
with our Daisy Reader. 

DVD and Blu-Ray movies are available for FOUR night loan periods. 

We have a great selection of magazines on current events, decorating, food, fashion, health, sports and much more..

Our CAP site has two public use computers offering high speed wireless internet. Visitors can also access our Wifi network from inside the library.

Our Media Center is equipped with a projector and screen, a charging station and meeting table that seats 8.

We have a "DIY Photography" station!
So far we have themes for Christmas, Valentines Day and Easter.
Our most recent purchase is a GREEN SCREEN!
FYI, we have a selfie stick too!
Just come visit during our open hours!

If you are in need of a meeting place that requires the use of a projector and screen, you are in luck,
because we have that set up too!

In our childrens area, we have an XBOX One with Kinect set up with a 40" flat screen TV!
This gaming system is FREE of use to our patrons and visitors!

We have Sony eReaders, Kobos and Nooks available for loan to our patrons.
Spend some time selecting the books you would like, then our knowledgeable staff can load your books onto the device for you! 

Our catalogue and databases can be accessed online from home so patrons can see what they have out, what they would like,
renew their items, and place holds. 

From the Overdrive site, members who own personal tablets, laptops, phones, and eReaders, can load their devices
with audiobooks, ebooks, and even stream movies from home, all free with your library card.
Our library is a Lender and Borrower of the Interlibrary Loans Service.
If we don't have what you are looking for, we can usually find it and borrow it from another library. 

Keep up to date with us by clicking our Facebook and Twitter links below!


Membership/Other Information

If you are a tax payer within the Municipality of Chapleau, there is NO CHARGE to join our library. 

If you live outside the Municipality of Chapleau limits, there is an annual household membership fee of $40

To obtain a membership, simply drop by the library with one form of identification that has your current address,
and our library staff will be pleased to sign you up. 

The Chapleau Public Library does NOT have late fees for books and magazines, however, if you are feeling
guilty for your tardiness, you can always donate to our "Guilty Pig."

      Our Loan Periods:                                                                                               Our Fees:                                              
      Books, Magazines, Audiobooks and Interlibrary Loan Items - 3 weeks                              Black & White Prints and Copies - .25/page                                                                                                                                                                                               
      Movies - 3 movies for 4 nights (Movies will get ONE renewal only)                                    Fax Sent & Received - $3.00/First 3 pages, 
                                                                                                                                                          PLUS .25 for EACH additional page
      **Renewals can be requested in person, by phone, email or on this website**                  
                                                                                                                                                   Movie Late Fines - $2.00 PER MOVIE, PER NIGHT
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      CANADA READS 2018


It’s Here!!!!! It’s Finally Here!!!!!
The Canada Reads 2018 longlist is here!
Fifteen great Canadian books are on the Canada Reads longlist for 2018.
From intimate memoirs to dystopian fiction, this year's longlisted titles speak to the theme: One Book to Open Your Eyes.
These books challenge readers to look differently at themselves, their neighbours and the world around them.

The 2018 Canada Reads Longlist is:
Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali
The Boat People by Sharon Bala
Suzanne by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette, translated by Rhonda Mullins
Brother by David Chariandy
Tomboy Survival Guide by Ivan Coyote
Precious Cargo by Craig Davidson
The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
American War by Omar El Akkad
Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez
The Measure of a Man by JJ Lee
Out Standing in the Field by Sandra Perron
The Clothesline Swing by Ahmad Danny Ramadan
Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto
Dance, Gladys, Dance by Cassie Stocks
Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga

The panellists and the final five books will be announced Jan. 30, 2018.
The debates will take place March 26-29, 2018, and will be broadcast on CBC Radio One, CBC and online at
Stay Tuned!!!!

The 2018 Canada Reads Shortlist is:

Precious Cargo by Craig Davidson will be defended by Greg Johnson
The Boat People by Sharon Bala will be defended by Mozhdah Jamalzadah
American War by Omar El Akkad will be defended by Tahmoh Penikett
The Marrow Thieves will be defended by Jully Black
Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto will be defended by Jeanne Beker 

Which one would you choose??
Stay Tuned!!!!!

WINNER!!!   Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto     WINNER!!!