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Site: Central Library

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Record #: LON3587 Last Modified: 11 Jun 2015 Last Full Update: 04 Nov 2014
Contact Information
Office PhoneInquiry: 519-661-4600
Visiting Library Service: 519-661-6444
TDD Phone519-432-8835
Description and Service Details
Description (Service)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 * 2 locations: Beacock Library and  Jalna Library
  • 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 October 11))
Areas ServedElgin County ; London ; Middlesex County ; Oxford County
BoundariesLondon, Middlesex, Elgin and Oxford (excluding Woodstock)
ApplicationLibrary card required for loans of material
Feesset fee for some services (photocopying, late fines, special programs)
Agency Information
Primary ExecutiveSusanna Hubbard Krimmer, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Librarian
FundingMunicipal - London ; Donations
Site Information
Site LocationCentral London
Located In CommunityLondon
Address & Map
251 Dundas St
London, ON N6A 6H9
IntersectionDundas St between Clarence St and Wellington St
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Service CategoriesChildren's Library Services ; Home Library Services ; Public Internet Access Sites ; Public Libraries