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Central Library Collaborative Spaces - Saturday, February 24th

All three collaborative spaces at the Central Library will be unavailable all day on Saturday, February 24th. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Service Disruption - Dr Nelson F Tomlinson Community Centre (Claremont Library)

Renovation work for accessibility improvements will begin Monday, February 12 and will temporarily impact access to the library drop-box. Temporary access to the building will also be redirected through the door between the gym and fire station while renovation work is underway in front of the main doors. We apologize for the inconvenience.

For additional information, please contact the City of Pickering Service Disruption Line at 1-866-278-9993 or George Ashe Library at 905-420-2254 ext. 6001.

Reduced hours for iHelp desk services

The iHelp desk will be operating with reduced hours from Mon. Jan. 29 until Fri. Feb. 16. From Monday to Friday the desk will be staffed from 4 PM - 9 PM, Saturdays from 9 AM - 5 PM, Sundays from 1 PM - 5 PM. Other library staff are available to assist with technology questions during this time. On Monday Feb. 19 the desk will re-open with full hours in our new Maker Space.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

makerspace floor plan

Coming Soon!

Beginning December 2017 to the Spring of 2018, the Pickering Public Library’s new Maker Space will emerge. This will be a great space to collaborate, experiment, and bring your ideas to life.

Here are just a few of the things that you will be able to do:

  • Create a podcast or record your music in the new sound booth
  • Design a 3D object and print it
  • Design and sew your prom dress
  • Create wood and plastic projects using our Carvey
  • Print over-sized photos and posters
  • And more!

Let your imagination soar and show us what you can create!

Pickering Local History Digital Collection

Pickering Local History Collection Digital Archive

Dec. 1 - The Pickering Public Library is pleased to announce the launch of a new public website which allows free access to the local history collection. View documents, images, and newspapers which tell the story of Pickering from its earliest people to today’s growing City. The collection contains books, photographs, maps, newspapers, family histories, and much more.

Please visit and bookmark the new site: Pickering Local History Collection Digital Archive

Kanopy thoughtful entertainment

Kanopy Video Streaming Now Live

Nov.1 - We are pleased to announce that the Pickering Public Library has recently introduced the new online video streaming service, Kanopy! Kanopy's collection includes thousands of award-winning documentaries, world cinema, and theatrical releases. You can easily share films and create clips or playlists: all you need is your Pickering Public Library card. Head to our video streaming page to check it out!