London Public Library

Central Library

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Record #: LON3587 Last Modified: 17 Apr 2014 Last Full Update: 26 Mar 2014
Located In CommunityLondon
Address251 Dundas St
London, ON N6A 6H9
Site LocationCentral London
AccessibilityFully Accessible
IntersectionDundas St between Clarence St and Wellington St
Contact Information
Office PhoneInquiry: 519-661-4600
Visiting Library Service: 519-661-6444
TTY Phone519-432-8835
Description & Services
DescriptionPublic 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
HoursMon-Thu 9am-9pm * Fri 9am-6pm * Sat 9am-5pm * Sun 1pm-4pm (until May 5, then resumes in October)
Areas ServedElgin County ; London ; Middlesex County ; Oxford County
BoundariesLondon, Middlesex, Elgin and Oxford (excluding Woodstock and Tillsonburg)
ApplicationLibrary card required for loans of material
Feesset fee for some services (photocopying, late fines, special programs)
FundingMunicipal - London ; Donations
Supplementary Info
Alternate NameCAP
Service Level(50) Non Profit