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Program: Central Library  
Organization: London Public Library
Phone Numbers: Inquiry: 519-661-4600
Visiting Library Service: 519-661-6444
Teletype: 519-432-8835
Fax: 519-663-9013
Email: info@lpl.london.on.ca
Website: www.londonpubliclibrary.ca
Address:
Central Branch- London Public Library
251 Dundas St
London, ON
N6A 6H9
Intersection: Dundas St between Clarence St and Wellington St
Location: Central London
Hours: Mon-Thu 9am-9pm * Fri 9am-6pm * Sat 9am-5pm * Sun 1pm-4pm (until May 5, then resumes in October)
Service Description: Public library with health/medicine section of materials available for loan or in-library use * computer and wireless access to the Internet * telephone, email and walk-in reference services offer personal assistance with information requests * electronic resources (computer databases) for newspapers and magazines available in-house and online * inter-library loans allow library to obtain materials from libraries outside of London * for upcoming health-related programs and lectures, check the latest 'Access' magazine or search the website under 'Programs'

Visiting Library - Delivery service for people unable to come to the library

Teen Annex - Drop-in centre for youth at Central Library * music, art, games, homework stations and workshops

London Life Community Access Centre - Adaptive technology learning lab that can assist people who are blind, deaf, have a learning disability or have low vision or other physical disabilities * software includes screen readers, voice-activated dictation, scan and reading software, screen magnifiers and a Braille translator

Communication Boards - Allows people with limited communication abilities to point to alphabet, word or picture boards to communicate to library staff * available at all London library locations

Services in French - Collection of French books, videos and magazines * internet station programmed in French with a French keyboard (Central Library) * Francais a la Bibliotheque

Services and Collections for Newcomers:
  • Library Settlement Workers - Speak a variety of languages and help newcomers find info and help in London * 4 locations: Beacock, Central, Jalna and Sherwood
  • Language Learning Lab (Central Library) - Rosetta Stone program, which helps newcomers learn English through the use of pictures, etc
  • Foreign language books and movies
 
Sifton Family Health and Wellness Centre - Provides health information in print, A/V and digital formats, eBooks and electronic databases including "Gale Health and Wellness" available online with a library card and can be accessed remotely
Fees: Free for people residing in the catchment area * set fee for some services (photocopying, late fines, special programs)
Application: Library card required for loans of material
Languages: English
Area(s) Served: London, Middlesex, Elgin and Oxford (excluding Woodstock and Tillsonburg)

This information was last completely updated on 3/26/2014

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