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  • Libraries offer a full slate of activities and trainings free of charge on site, online, in parks during the summer, and elsewhere thanks to a collaboration with community organizations. Activities include story times, book clubs, and introduction to computing.

  • Montréal’s libraries offer thousands of documents that can be viewed on site or borrowed for a few weeks.

  • Montréal’s library collections include millions of documents, both physical and digital. Catalogues accessible online and in libraries facilitate searches and let subscribers quickly locate documents.

  • Montréal’s libraries house a rich collection of easily accessible digital documents offered free of charge, including books, international newspapers and online courses. There are hundreds of options in multiple languages.

  • Several services and programs allow residents to get easy access to books, films and other documents usually available in libraries free of charge. These options are geared to people aged 65 and older, or people with limited mobility.

  • Want to use the Internet? The city has developed the free MTLWiFi network, which is available in municipal libraries. You can also use a computer or tablet on site.

  • The library card gives you access to all the services, resources and collections housed across the library network as well as to other cultural and recreational services. It is free of charge for Montréal residents.

  • Montréal’s libraries offer access to reading, information, knowledge, culture and recreation. As a local service, they facilitate inclusion and participation in the city’s cultural and civic life.

  • Many libraries offer free rooms for group or individual work.  You can reserve a room with your library card.

  • In some Montréal libraries, users can borrow toys, society games, musical instruments, or even outdoor recreational equipment.

  • Find out what to read to better understand a timely topic. View the recommended readings offered by people who are passionate about literature.

  • The library offers a welcoming space where people with limited mobility or people with a functional disability can benefit from adapted facilities, collections and equipment.