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Mississauga Library System

The Mississauga Library System (MLS) is the public library system of Mississauga, Ontario. The system has 18 branches, consisting of the Mississauga Central Library and 17 smaller neighborhood libraries.

Mississauga Library System
Mississauga Central Library.jpg
The Mississauga Library Central Branch located: 301 Burnhamthorpe Road W, Mississauga, Ontario
Type Library System in Mississauga
Established 1895
Reference to legal mandate The Library provides life-long enrichment, education and empowerment
Location Mississauga, Ontario
Branches 18
Collection
Items collected business directories, maps, books, periodicals, genealogy, local history,
Size 1.3 million
Access and use
Circulation 7,301,788 (2012) [1]
Other information
Budget $26,453,145 [1]
Director Rose Vespa
Website mississauga.ca/library

Contents

ServicesEdit

The Library offers many services and programs such as story times, March Break activities and a telephone dial-a-story service. Resources range from advice to parents on choosing books to internet resources for kids.

  • Information and reference services
  • Access to full text databases
  • Community information
  • Internet access
  • Reader's advisory services
  • Programs for children, youth and adults
  • Delivery to homebound individuals
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Free downloadable audiobooks
  • e-books [2]
  • Exam proctoring

BorrowingEdit

  • Library cards are free to residents and all who work, go to school, or own property in Mississauga (ID and proof of address is required).
  • Most Library materials may be renewed.  Even if an item is overdue, it may be renewed and the late charges added to your record
  • Patrons can check out or renew books on their own by using self-checkout which is available at all library branches.
  • Most books and CDs can be borrowed for 3 weeks. Most DVDs, video games and magazines may be borrowed for one week.
  • Fines for overdue items are 35 cents per item per day with a maximum fine of $10.00. [3]

Central LibraryEdit

 
Mississauga Central Library

The Mississauga Central Library is located at 301 Burnhamthorpe Road West, adjacent to the Mississauga Civic Centre. It is the largest branch of the Mississauga Library System, containing four floors of materials and a further floor for silent study, and has functioned as the main library for the system since its opening in 1991.[4]

Other BranchesEdit

Branch Address Date opened Notes
Burnhamthorpe 1350 Burnhamthorpe Road East 1976
Churchill Meadows 3801 Thomas Street January 2007 Shares facilities with St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School
Clarkson 2475 Truscott Drive 1956 At current location since 2002.
Cooksville 3024 Hurontario Street, Suite 212 June 2004
Courtneypark 730 Courtneypark Drive West November 2004
Erin Meadows 2800 Erin Centre Boulevard September 15, 2001 Shares facilities with St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School
Frank McKechnie 310 Bristol Road East 2000
Lakeview 1110 Atwater Avenue 1967
Lorne Park 1474 Truscott Drive 1967
Malton 3540 Morning Star Drive 1977
Meadowvale 6655 Glen Erin Dr 1974 At current location since 2016. Shares facilities with Meadowvale Community Centre. It is located on the upper level.
Mississauga Valley 1275 Mississauga Valley Boulevard January 26, 1980
Port Credit 20 Lakeshore Road East 1962
Sheridan 2225 Erin Mills Parkway 1976 At current location since 2002.
South Common 2233 South Millway Drive 1983 At current location since 1998. When it was located at 2227 South Millway Drive, the branch was known as Erin Mills South branch.
Streetsville 112 Queen Street South 1967
Woodlands 3255 Erindale Station Road April 7, 1975 At current location since 2014.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Canadian Library Statistics: Public Library Statistics - 2012
  2. ^ eBooks
  3. ^ "Mississauga.ca - Residents - About Borrowing". www.mississauga.ca. Retrieved 2017-10-19. 
  4. ^ "Central Library". Library Hours and Locations. City of Mississauga. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 

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