Library Board Member Recruitment

Join Our Library Board

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.

Do you:

  • want to make a difference and give back to our town?
  • support libraries?
  • 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!

Library Browsing is Back!

In Library browsing is back!!! 

See the library shelves again! We are open for: browsing the shelves, borrowing books, using computers & more!

See and choose items to borrow

  • Browse the library shelves again
  • No appointment needed
  • Bring your library card

How to pick up holds:

  • Place requests by phone, email or log into the library catalogue
  • In person with your library card- no appointment needed
  • Express pick up (inside) or Curbside pick up (outside) available by appointment
  • See instructions on How to place holds on Koha

Computer and Wi-Fi internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi available inside the library
  • Use the library computers!
  • To use our computers you must book an appointment
  • Computer use will be limited to 45 minutes
  • Computer workstations can be sanitized upon request
  • Computer help with William – appointment required

Printing, copying and other courtesy services

  • Use Pinch to remotely print in advance then pick up by appointment
  • Learn how remote printing works
  • Photocopying, faxing and scan to email services
  • Purchase bag tags, pick up maps, tourist information, obituary research
  • Pickup of council packages – by prior arrangement to prepare a copy
  • Please call ahead of your visit
  • Exam proctoring

Order Express Pickup

Express pickup is fast and easy! 

  • Fast grab and go contactless service
  • Holds are already checked out to you
  • Bags are placed alphabetically on the lobby shelves
  • Limit of 3 people at a time in the lobby
  • Physical distancing (2 m. apart) is required 
  • Appointments are required
  • Outdoor curbside service is available by request

How do I make requests?

  • Place requests using the library’s online Koha catalogue or by email or by phone 519-364-1420
  • Learn how to place holds on Koha
  • Not sure what you want to read? Let us choose for you!
  • You will be notified by phone or email when your holds are ready
  • Appointments are required, please call ahead

Returning borrowed items

  • Please use the exterior library drop box beside the West (10th Avenue) entrance 
  • Returns can also be placed in the drop box at the front service counter
  • Please do not hand returns to staff

Art Under the Harvest Moon Gala

Art Under the Harvest Moon Gala Event!

Decorative image. Art Under the Harvest Moon. Thank you for your Support.

Thank you to everyone who attended our gala. We wish to thank the following people who helped make our gala a success.

Special Thank you to:

Gala Committee Members

Town of Hanover HIPP grant

April Marshall and Cultural roundtable

Canadian Tire Hanover

Dale and Cathy Cousins

Saugeen Artists Guild members

Harley’s Pub & Perk in Mildmay

Musicians Yuki Stocovaz and Beth Cruickshank

Auctioneer Dan Bailey

Graphic Designer Nadine Noble of IDEA NEST



Thank you to our Gold Level Sponsors

Electrical Contacts Ltd.

Grey Rose Suites

Meridian Credit Union

Smitty’s Fine Furniture

Wightman

Thank you to our Silver Level Sponsors

Exceldor Foods

Fidler Moving & Storage

Gresta Limited

Hallman Motors

Inques Tattoo

Thank you to our Bronze Level Sponsors

New Life Mills


Waive Goodbye to Unpaid Fines

Waive Goodbye to Unpaid Fines

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!

Knights in the Classroom

Sunday June 26th | 1 pm at P & H Centre
Tickets on sale now!

Knights in the Classroom

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.

Easter Egg Hunt in the Library!

easter bunny

Easter Egg Hunt in the Library!

The Easter Bunny has come to the library!

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

Programme runs April 11-14th

Easy Remote Printing now available!

Princh banner. Decorative graphic of remote printing.

Remote Printing !

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)

  1. Open a browser (e.g. Chrome/Firefox/Safari/Edge) and go to print.princh.com?pid=103544
  2. Click to select and upload your document(s) for printing.
  3. Choose settings: black and white or colour, number of copies, double-sided or not, paper size (letter size only).
  4. Accept Terms and Conditions.
  5. Select method of payment; Pay at the Library (cash, cheque or debit) or pay online. Online options: Apple Pay, Google Pay (coming soon), Paypal or credit card.
  6. Enter your full name when prompted.
  7. Call or come in to the Hanover Library within 24 hours to pick up.

Watch the Youtube video: Princh – How to print from a laptop

Apps available if you print often from a mobile device or tablet

  1. Install the Princh App for iOS (App Store) or Android (Google Play). For help downloading apps to iOS device see help for iPhone or iPad. For help with Android devices see help for Google Play Store
  2. Open the document to print and Share it with the Princh App.
  3. Select printer by scanning the QR code or entering 103544.
  4. Choose Print job settings: black and white or colour, number of copies, double-sided or not, paper size (letter size only).
  5. Accept the Terms and Conditions and Order Print.
  6. Enter your full name and tap OK.
  7. Select method of payment; Pay at the Library (cash, cheque or debit) or pay online. Online options: Apple Pay, Google Pay (coming soon), Paypal or credit card.
  8. Enter your full name when prompted.
  9. Call or come in to the Hanover Library within 24 hours to pick up.

Prints can be picked up indoors or at curbside by appointment.

Watch the Youtube video: Princh – How to print from an iPhone or iPad

Watch the Youtube video: Princh – How to print from an Android device

Borrow the internet

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!

Kajeet Smart Spot kit. Showing the smartspot, USB charge cord, power connecter and carrying case.

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?

Kajeet SmartSpot set up on a park bench with a laptop.
Take the internet with you anywhere you go!

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

Holds: Allowed

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)

Borrower Responsibilities

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.

Electrical Contacts Ltd logo on borrow the internet post.

Thank You Electrical Contacts Limited

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!  

ECL Donation being presented by Tammy Louther.
Tammy Louther of ECL presenting the donation.

How to place holds on Koha

How to place holds using the online catalogue

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 hanpub@hanover.ca.

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.

screen shot how to place holds first step

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.

Log in to your account screen shot how to place holds log in screen

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.

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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.

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Click on the title to read more about the item or simply click on “Place hold”.

how to place holds screen shot results summer island

Step 4: Place the hold

Click on “Place hold” to put the desired title on hold.

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Click on “Confirm hold”

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You will now see the confirmation page.

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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.

how to place holds.screen shot change your password screen.

Ready to place your holds? Choose a selection below!