Library board appointment applications are now open!
Any Hanover resident 18 and over can apply to join our Library Board for the new term.
Our library board needs people who care about our community, and who can help the library be the best resource that it can be for the people who need it. If you are passionate about our library and could spare time for one or two meetings a month, please consider joining our volunteer board.
want to make a difference and give back to our town?
like to get involved and contribute your ideas?
If this sounds like you, please contact Agnes at the library for more information and an application form. You can also complete the Town of Hanover Application for Appointment at https://hanover.ca/boards-and-committees.
The board governs the operation of the library, providing an efficient library service that meets the unique needs of the local community.
Deadline for applications is December 1st, 2022 so act now!
We want to welcome you back to the library so we’re waiving your old fines!
If you have been hesitating to return to the library, come on in and we will waive your old fines and reset your membership! A fresh start for library members. All you have to do is come in with your library card and ID, and ask staff to renew your account. If you have unreturned items, please bring them in or drop them off – however late, there’s no fine! Beginning July 4th until December 2022!
Sunday June 26th | 1 pm at P & H Centre Tickets on sale now!
Knights in the Classroom
Knights in the Classroom will present a historical martial arts demonstration, featuring a live battle reenactment! The demonstration will feature swords and shields, spears, long-swords and more. Following the battle, viewers are given the opportunity to learn about the equipment and what it takes to do battle. This is an experience unlike anything you have seen before!
Location: Hanover P & H Centre: 269 7th Avenue
Tickets $1 per person, all persons attending the show require a ticket.
Come on in and take a look; above, behind, or in a book! Find all the paper eggs, look all around, follow the clues and mark them down! If you find them all, it’ll be a great feat, then come to the front desk to get a treat!
Ask for the clue sheet to get started or download a copy
You can now use your personal computer or mobile device to print from wherever you are – to the printer at the Hanover Public Library, using Princh.
How does it work?
Send documents or images for printing to the Princh website or using the Princh app. Your document prints out at the library! Then contact the library to schedule pick up of your print job. Regular print costs apply. Please note we only have letter size available using Princh.
How to print using a Internet browser (PC, Mac, Chromebook or your tablet or smartphone)
Hanover Public Library is launching a new technology service with the help of local Hanover business, Electrical Contacts Limited.
You can now “borrow the internet” with your library card! The library has purchased 6 Kajeet SmartSpots to lend to library members who may not have internet at home or lack reliable broadband internet.
The Kajeet SmartSpot is a portable wireless hotspot that you can borrow from the Library. It can provide free internet access using the Bell or Rogers cellular network to Wi-Fi enabled smartphones, tablets, and PCs. They are perfect for you to use at home, away, or on-the-go anywhere in Ontario!
Library customers just need a Wi-Fi-ready device, such as a smartphone, tablet, or laptop to use this electronic device.
What is a SmartSpot?
A SmartSpot is a small portable device that connects your laptops, smartphones, tablets or other wireless-capable devices to the internet through a mobile phone network. Just as you can use the wireless network in the library, you can now carry that connection with you to access the internet on the go. The Kajeet SmartSpot comes in a kit. The kit includes a SmartSpot, a charging cable and power adaptor along with instructions for connecting and troubleshooting.
What Can I do with a SmartSpot?
Connect multiple devices to the internet, wherever you are! Work, learn or communicate online.
Where will it work? Anywhere in Ontario that is covered by the Bell or Rogers cellular network. So you can use it in the park, at the cottage, while you travel or at home.
Borrowing and returning
Loan Period: 14 Days
Renewals: Not allowed
Eligibility: Full library membership in good standing. An adult must sign the User Agreement.
Borrowing & returning: In person – You must sign the Kajeet SmartSpot User Agreement at checkout. Please do not place SmartSpots in the book drop. We ask that you return the SmartSpot kit in good condition, fully charged, and give it directly to staff to prevent damage.
Overdue and replacement fees
Overdue fees: $1.00 per day to a maximum of $200.00; Data is turned off the day after the SmartSpot is due.
Replacement charges for lost or damaged items:
SmartSpot: $200.00 (Other parts: up to $50.00)
Please remember that data usage is shared – be considerate in your choice of activities. Each of these activities uses approximately 1 GB of data.
Browse the web for about 12 hours or 600 webpages
Read about 2000 email messages
Meet in Zoom at 720p with a group for 1 hour
Listen to or watch about:
30 minutes to 2 hours of video depending on its quality OR
35 eBooks / 3 audiobooks from Libby OR
1 hour of YouTube at 720p OR
15 hours of online radio or podcasts
As you can see, using the devices for audio/visual entertainment will use the Library’s shared data pool and your portion of it very quickly.
In borrowing the SmartSpot, you are acknowledging that you have read, understood and agreed to all of the terms in the Kajeet SmartSpot User Agreement.
This new service has been made possible by a very generous donation from Electrical Contacts Limited. ECL, a long standing Hanover business is truly invested in supporting our library and our community. ECL has previously donated to our library at our 2018 Art Gala as a Gold level sponsor, and in 2020 when we were unable to run our regular book sale fundraiser. We would not be able to provide this new service without their support. Thank you so much ECL for your donation!
It’s easy to request or “place holds” online! Here are the 4 basic steps:
First of all, if you don’t have a username and password for your library account, or you’ve forgotten it, get in touch! You can call us at (519)364-1420 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you’re set up with a username and password, visit the library’s website: hanoverlibrary.ca
Step 1: Find Koha
On the left side of the page, you will see a light blue square with the word “koha” on it. Click on that.
Step 2: Log in to your account
On the right hand side of the screen is a place for you to sign into your account. Enter your username and password and click log in.
Step 3: Find items to place on hold
Now you can see what is available and place holds on items you would like to borrow. You can search by title, author, or subject.
Browse the quick links
If you want to see what is new in the library collection, click on Home then scroll down to the listing of links to new titles and popular quick links.
Or use the search bar
Or use the search bar to search for a specific item. We will search for Summer Island by Kirstin Hannah.
Click on the title to read more about the item or simply click on “Place hold”.
Step 4: Place the hold
Click on “Place hold” to put the desired title on hold.
Click on “Confirm hold”
You will now see the confirmation page.
You will receive an phone call or e-mail when the item is ready for you to pick up.
Changing your password
If you are signing into your account for the first time you should change your password. You should change your password to something only you know. Scroll down your account page until you see the link “Change my password”, and click on that.
Ready to place your holds? Choose a selection below!