Services/Programs

MEMBERSHIP

Membership cards are available for town and municipality residents of Sainte-Anne at no charge to the patrons. Contact the librarian to fill out an application. Members are asked to report any change of address or the loss of their library card to the librarian.  For non-resident fees, please contact the librarian.

LOAN LIMITS

  • Play Aways – 1 week
  • Audio Books – 1 week
  • DVDs – 1 week
  • CDs – 1 week
  • CD ROMs – 2 weeks
  • Magazines – 2 weeks
  • Books – 4 weeks
  • Daisy Readers – 1 month

All items can be renewed unless the item has already been reserved. Renewals can also be done by telephone or e-mail. Members are responsible for all materials borrowed and are liable for all fines incurred.

SUMMER READING PROGRAM

The Summer Reading Club is organized by the librarian during the summer months. Many children between the ages of four and thirteen years of age participate and improve their reading abilities while having fun. Numerous prizes are given throughout the summer. The librarian and the members of the council are very grateful for the support of businesses and individuals who help to make the Summer Reading Program a fun and rewarding event for the children.

MOBILE LIBRARY

Once a week, volunteers bring boxes of books to the Villa Youville as a service to senior residents in our community.

INTERLIBRARY LOANS (ILL)

If we don’t have the books you are looking for in our collection, our library offers interlibrary loan service. The librarian searches the Manitoba Libraries catalogue and when the book is located, a request for it is placed and the book is then sent to our library.

LARGE PRINT BOOKS

Our library has a collection of large print books and also books on rotation from Public Library Services (PLS).

PERIODICALS

The library also subscribes to many magazines and periodicals to serve the interests of adults, children and teens.

DONATIONS

The library accepts donations of recent books but we reserve the right to include them in our collection or use them for our yearly book sale. All monetary donations are welcome. A tax receipt will be given for donations of $20 or more.

NATIONAL NETWORK FOR EQUITABLE LIBRARY SERVICE ( NNELS)

Books in accessible formats for Canadians with print disabilities: produced by request, delivered by public libraries, and available across the country.

FÉDÉRATION DES BIBLIOTHÈQUES DES MUNICIPALITÉS BILINGUES (FBMB)(fbmb.ca)

The library is a member of FBMB and has access to a variety of French materials such as videocassettes, DVDs and CDs.

COMMUNITY COMPUTER ACCESS CENTER (CAC)

The Community Access Center (CAC) program works in partnership with community groups to connect Canadians in rural or remote settings to the Information Highway. The CAC offers residents of the town and the surrounding area the opportunity to interact with computer technology. Our CAC provides five computers with high speed internet, wireless internet and a printer/scanner/fax machine which are all available to the public. The cost for using these services are as follows:

  • Computer use: $1.00 per hour
  • Fax machine: $2.00 per fax
  • Printing charge for black and white copies: .25 cents per copy
  • Printing charge for colour copies: .50 cents per copy

eLibraries (elm.lib.overdrive.com)

eLibraries is a service offered to library communities. eLibraries Manitoba and Overdrive is a partnership between Winnipeg Public Library and Public Library Services (PLS) offering downloadable audio books and eBooks to library members. Members are able to browse, check out and download digital titles to personal computers, mp3 players, eBook readers, and CDs.

EBSCOhost (search.epnet.com)

EBSCOhost is a company that offers a variety of full text and popular databases from leading information providers. These range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries. Through EBSCOhost you have access to the following:

  • EBSCOhost web
  • Student Research Center
  • Kids Search
  • Canadian Reference Center
  • Auto Repair Reference Center
  • NoveList
  • Searchasaurus – Elementary Schools
  • Academic Premier
  • Masterfile Premier
  • Canadian Research Centre
  • Middle Search Plus
  • Primary Search
  • Small Engine Repair Reference Centre
  • Home Improvement Reference Centre

LOCAL CATALOGUE (OPAC) (https://fill.mb.libraries.coop/)

The local library catalogue can be searched by title, author or subject. Contact the librarian if you wish to access your library account on line.

 GENEALOGY PROGRAM

Brother’s Keeper, a genealogy program that will help you input and organize your family history information, is available at the library upon request.