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Library Closure

All Pickering Public Library locations are closed. Please visit for more information and on-going updates. All due dates for loaned items have been extended one week beyond our current scheduled opening date. Please hold onto your loaned items, all drop boxes are currently closed.

Curbside Service

We know you've been waiting for your holds! As curbside is a new service model for us, we are going to begin with a pilot at the George Ashe Library. Timeline and more details are available at

While we get the physical library prepared for you, our digital library remains available 24/7! Visit the library without leaving your home! See our full list of online services at

Pickering Public Library and [email protected] Partner to Build Simulation Models for COVID-19 Research

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Pickering Public Library (PPL) is proud to announce a partnership with [email protected]; a technology company that specializes in open source software that allows contributors to run their software and contribute to the research for COVID-19 and a variety of other infectious diseases.

Oh the Things You Can Think...and Do!


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Cardholders have access to great reads, movies, music, learning resources and more. Contact us at [email protected] with any questions. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Stay at Home Storytime

Join us online for live stories, songs and plenty of fun for children of all ages!

Hoopla Bonus Borrows

Introducing Hoopla Bonus Borrows!

Bonus Borrows is a collection of over 1000 curated titles that don't count against your monthly Hoopla limit of 5 checkouts. So you can borrow them as often and as many times as you like! Valid until May 31.

Client Service with Zoom Video Communications

Pickering Public Library will provide basic client service and technology support using ZOOM Video Conferencing technology. This will assist our clients in resolving service and technology issues with face-to-face, live client service from a Client Experience Associate who specializes in library services and technology support. Appointments will be scheduled and sent to any client who requests it, via the email they provided in their message to [email protected]. This will provide individuals with support in real-time and in some cases, will be more conducive to resolving technical support requests and client service questions.