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Grimsby Public Library

Contact Details
Office Phone 905-945-5142
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Primary Contact Kathryn Drury, Chief Librarian/CEO; Phone: 905-945-5142 ext 2065; Email:
Alternate Contact Ryan Waldron, Deputy Chief Librarian; Phone: 905-945-5142 ext 2086; Email:
Site Details
Areas Served Grimsby
Located In Community Grimsby
Address & Map
18 Carnegie Lane
Grimsby, ON L3M 1Y1
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Intersection Carnegie Ln and Ontario St
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) COVID-19: Closed to the public, but offering curbside pickup. Curbside pickup is for holds only, which are placed through the online catalogue. Hours for curbside pickup: Tue 2 pm-4 pm, 5 pm-7 pm * Wed-Fri 10 am-12 noon, 2 pm-4 pm * Sat 11 am-1 pm 
Public Library services including lending of books, audiobooks, DVDs, reference/information service, interlibrary loan, children's, teens and adult programs, seed lending library, media lab, eBooks & eAudio services, digital magazine, music, & movie downloading/streaming, and homebound delivery. Free internet and wireless access is available.
Hours Regular hours Mon-Thu 9 am-9 pm, Fri-Sat 9 am-5 pm, Sun 1 pm-5 pm Sep-Jun * Summer hours Mon-Thu 9 am-8 pm, Fri-Sat 9 am-5 pm Jul-Aug
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Visit website or walk-in to register for library card
Languages English
Fees Service - Printing and photocopying ; None - Free for anyone who lives, works or studies in Grimsby ; "Reciprocal Borrower" memberships are available to residents and library card holders living in Hamilton, Lincoln, and West Lincoln. Membership for non-residents are $40/yr.
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1900
Meetings Library Board meetings are open to the public and are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month, with the exception of July and August, 6:30 pm in the Library Meeting Room
Service Categories Children's Library Services ; Home Library Services ; Public Internet Access Sites ; Public Libraries
Events Yearly events: Grimsby Author Series, Phelps Homes Family Literacy Day, Meridian Comic Book Day, Phelps Homes Building Literacy Day, Summer Reading Programs for the whole family, PA Day programming.