Public Library

Spanish Public Library – Information

The Spanish Public Library is located at 8 Trunk Road.  In addition to the traditional book and video collection, the library offers computers, free Wifi, photocopying, faxing, scanning and printing, along with our digital offerings.

There is an ongoing collection of history about the Town, if you are looking for any historical information this a great place to start. In addition, the library has a subscription to Ancestry Library. Access is only available at the library. Stop by during opening hours to start your search.

In addition, our collection includes Tackle Share, Nintendo Switch, Telescope and our newest additions, laptop, tablet, mini projector and webcam technology that can be borrowed with your library card. As well, we have many digital offerings including ebooks, audiobooks, streaming movies and television shows and music, along with our online databases to entertain and enrich your life.

See below for announcement about new lending technology.

Check below to see our current lineup of programmes and activities going on at the library.

Our catalogue can be viewed at

Programmes at Library

August Craft Kit – Bubble Wands Pick up at the library until the end of August and make sure to put your name in for this month’s draw.

Ontario Parks Day Passes Are Back

Ontario Parks Day Passes are back at the Spanish Public Library. These passes are only for day use, no overnight camping at Ontario Provincial Parks. Must be signed out in-person.

Free access to more than 100 provincial parks in Ontario. Some restrictions apply. Many parks are busy so reservations are recommended. Visit to book

Pass can be borrowed once for a 1 week period.
Overdue fines: $10.00/day.
Any passes not returned will be considered lost and patron will be billed full replacement.  Passes are valid until December 31, 2023.

Ask us today how you can reserve one.

Book Bags

New this year the library now has hand-printed book bags for sale. Proceeds from this library fundraiser go towards the Spanish Public Library. Two styles and colours available. The pictures are sketches from Spanish. $15.00 + tax = $16.95

Media Release – Resilient Communities Fund

$23,100 OTF Grant Provides Technology to Residents

Spanish, Ontario (April 8, 2022) – In 2021, the Spanish Public Library received a $23,100 Resilient Communities Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to purchase lending technology and an online service for the residents of Spanish. The project was completed in 2022 and will give people in the community improved access to resources and technology for years to come.

When asked about the special funding received by the Spanish Public Library, MPP Michael Mantha stated, “The generous support that OTF provides to our communities in Algoma-Manitoulin never ceases to amaze me.” He explained that Northern Ontario has been playing technological catch-up for far too long. “If our youth and our local businesses are going to be able to compete in the growing global economy, we need to be on a level playing field. This generous OTF grant is a great technological step forward for the Spanish community. To learn and develop skills, people need to have access. This grant will help to demonstrate to our government leaders how vital access to affordable, up-to-date highspeed technology is to the people of Algoma-Manitoulin,” added Mantha.

The purchase of the Hoopla Digital subscription service provides instant access to not only eBooks and audiobooks, but streaming movies, television, music and comics. Additionally, laptops, tablets, Wi-Fi hotspots and other technology will be available to the residents of the town and which will aid them to do such activities as attend virtual meetings and access online learning. And thanks to the $23,100 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, people of all abilities will be given the opportunity to stay involved with their community while remaining safe during these unprecedented times.

“Funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation has allowed us to redesign our workplace to reflect the new awareness of physical distancing and possible viral transmission. The library was also able to develop new ways to access services via curbside pickups or home logins to new online library platforms,” said Rene Mader, Chair of the Spanish Public Library. “The way that society accesses and shares information has changed. The COVID pandemic has highlighted the need for libraries to evolve with this new direction. The financial support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation has enabled our library to quickly adapt with the changing environment and to continue providing services to our community.”

The mission of the Spanish Public Library is to support its community members in their pursuit of knowledge for personal enrichment, enjoyment and educational needs. The provision of knowledge will be through the most current, economical and accessible forms of media material. The library will work together with its community members in making the change from the traditional forms to the newer social and technological media.

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. Last year, nearly $112M was invested into 1,384 community projects and partnerships to build healthy and vibrant communities and strengthen the impact of Ontario’s non-profit sector. In 2020/21, OTF supported Ontario’s economic recovery by helping non-profit organizations rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Visit to learn more.

Organization Contact for Media Inquiries:

Gwendlyn Goulet, CEO
Spanish Public Library

Online Resources

Available for both use at the library and at home include the following (click on links to access):

Lending Technology Available at the Spanish Public Library

The library has a collection of lending technology available for residents of the Town of Spanish to borrow. Some of the technology has been acquired through funding provided by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Resilient Communities Funding. Please see lending policies for more details. A borrower’s agreement will need to be signed at the library.

Library Hours of Operation: 

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Please note: Hours of operation and opening of library subject to change depending on Ontario Government regulations.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.

To Access The Library’s Holdings Please Click the Link Below:

Service Fees

Fax: $1.00 per page
Photocopies/Prints (Laser printer) (per page)
Letter (B&W): $0.25
Letter (Colour): $1.00
Legal(8.5×14) and Tabloid (11×17) (B&W): $0.50
Legal (8.5×14)(Colour): $1.50
Tabloid (11×17) (Colour): $2.00
Photo Printing (on inkjet printer) (per page)
Full size (letter): $2.50
Photo Printing (on dye sublimation printer) (per print)
4×6: $1.00
5×7: $1.50
Scanning (by staff)
Photos: $0.25/item scanned
Scan to USB: $0.25 – for scans up to 4 pages
$0.50 – for scans 5 to 10 pages
(Larger scans will be assessed)
$.50 (small card size)
$1.00 (medium card size)
$2.00 (letter size 8.5×11)
$3.00 (legal paper size 8.5×14)
$4.00 (ledger/menu size 11×17)
Non-Resident Fees
6 Month: $7.50
1 Year: $15.00

For more information call the library at (705) 844-2555

or email us at

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