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. **New** Our library now offers a Makerspace (see below for details).

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.

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

Our catalogue can be viewed at

Internet Safety Workshop

The Spanish Public Library is excited to share our news about a partnership with the North Channel Literacy Council (Blind River Learning Centre) to provide training and workshops in Spanish, Ontario.

The first workshop that will be presented by the Blind River Learning Centre will be an Internet Safety Workshop. Learn about internet safety and how to protect your personal information.

This is a FREE workshop, however, pre-registration is required. Please contact us at the library to register.

Blind River Learning Centre Presents: Think Before You Click: How to Stay Safe Online. Learn about internet safety and how to protect your personal information. Join us for a Free workshop April 24, 2024 at 10:00a.m. at the Spanish Public Library. Call 705-844-2555 to register.

Historical Calendars

Picture of Spanish Public Library Historical Calendars
2024 Spanish Public Library Historical Calendars are once again available at the library.
$10.00 plus tax.

Programmes at the Library

Crafty Creation Kit

April 2024. Crafty Creation Kit. Paper-chain Octopus. Pick up a kit until April 30, 2024 at the Spanish Public Library and enter your name into our prize draw
April’s Crafty Creation Kit will be available to pick up at the Library until April 30th, 2024. Enter the draw for a prize at the same time.


The Spanish Public Library is happy to announce that we now have a Makerspace installed in our library. Offerings include a Cricut machine, Button makers and a binding machine.

The MakerSpace is where you can explore the intersection between your creativity and new technologies. It’s a space for the community to discover and share skills, tools, equipment, and ideas, and to gather and learn together.

  • Access to equipment and tools maybe limited during times when we have more creators in our space!
  • You may bring your own materials (paper, fabric, etc.) for the Cricut machine, but they must be compatible with our equipment.
  • You can create files at the library using a public internet computer or in the MakerSpace. Some design software may be available for free to download and work on from home. You can prepare your project in advance and bring your file with you.
  • This is a discovery environment; we cannot guarantee the success and quality of a printed project as this is a trial and error process!
  • We aim to make most MakerSpace activities available at low or no cost to the user. Fees are applied on a cost recovery basis on some materials.
  • Fees are outlined in the following policy and use agreement

Online Resources

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

Libby. The library reading app from OverDrive

eBooks, audiobooks and magazines

Hoopla. ebooks, audiobooks, comic books/graphic novels, music, movies and television

ebooks, audiobooks, comic books/graphic novels, music, movies and television

Ebscohost research databases

including EBSCOHost Research Databases

Canadian Points of View Reference Centre

Canadian Points of View -Available via the library website, this database
contains a collection of essays covering multiple sides of current issues, including many of regional interest

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete – Trusted information on the health and wellness topics that matter most

Novelist Plus

Novelist Plus – The online readers’ resource that helps you uncover your next great read.

Novelist K-8 Plus

Novelist K-8 Plus – Ready to read something new? NoveList K-8 Plus has you covered!

Hobbies and Crafts Source

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Centre – How-to instructions and
creative ideas for collectors, crafters, fans and foodies.

Home Improvement Source

Home Improvement Reference Centre – Your source for “how-to” information on a variety of do-it-yourself home improvement and repair projects.

Small Engine Repair Source

Small Engine Repair Reference Centre – repair guides covering routine maintenance and complex projects for all major makes and models.

Auto Repair Source

Auto Repair Source – Your Source for Current, Accurate, Authoritative Auto Service and Repair Information

Small Business Source

Small Business Source – This database provides the everyday user with the necessary tools and detailed topics, including:“how-to” instructions to independently address a wide range of small business topics

Access Video on Demand

Access Video On Demand

Britannica Library

Britannica Library

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
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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

Service Fees

Fax$1.00 per page
Photocopies/Prints (Laser Printer) Letter (b&w): $.25/page
Letter (colour): $1.00/page
Legal & Tabloid (11×17) (b&w): $.50/page
Legal (colour): $1.50/page
Tabloid (11×17) (colour): $2.00/page
Photo Printing (on inkjet printer)Letter: $2.50/page
Photo Printing (on dye sublimation printer)4×6: $1.00/ea
5×7: $1.50/ea
ScanningPhotos: $.25/item
Scan to email/USB: $.25 for scans up to 4 pages; $.50 for scans of 5-10 pages; larger scans will be assessed on number of pages
Laminating$.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 Fees6 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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