The library provides a wide variety of materials and services, including: public access computers, free Internet access, books, magazines, large-print books, audiobooks, interlibrary loan, and more…

Get a Library Card

Membership in the library is free to all permanent residents of The United Townships of Head, Clara & Maria. We welcome past Township residents now residing in Deep River, as well as residents of Laurentian Hills. We ask those wishing to join our library to bring along verification of your address such as your driver’s license, mail, or something that confirms your identity and address.

Please sign your card right away.

Your new library card is yours and yours alone. No one else may use your card. If your card is lost, you must pay $5.00 to replace it.

You must present your card each time you wish to take out or renew library materials. You also may continue to phone the library to renew books if you wish or do it online (instructions below).

Please note that you have been assigned a PIN number. This number is for you to use when logging into the online catalogue, JASI iBistro.

Go to the online catalogue at Log on using your library card number and your PIN number. When logged on, you can look at your account. For example; see what your have checked out, verify your due date, place holds on materials, change your PIN number, renew items, search the library’s catalogue and many other things.

Loan Periods & Fines

The loan period for books is 30 days; DVDs are 7 days, and Laptops and Playaways are 7 days. Borrowed items may be renewed by calling the library during open hours, coming in and renewing on-line or from home on-line. Fines for overdue items are set as below.


Interlibrary Loans

Can’t find what you’re looking for?  Patrons may request interlibrary loan service for items not owned by the library.  The staff will do their best to obtain the item. Loan periods for such items are set by the lending library, and all charges are the responsibility of the borrower.  Overdue fines are $1.00 per day.  If a book is damaged or lost the patron will be charged the rate of replacement as per the lending library’s policy.  Interloan privileges can be limited or revoked at our discretion.


Our Collection

The library’s collection consists of hundreds of books for adults and juniors in a variety of formats including large print and audio, with 5 new magazine subscriptions. In 2008, the local Health Unit donated 6 pedometers for those who would like to count their steps.

We also have 2 free museum passes that give families access to several Ottawa Valley museums. All these items may be borrowed in the same manner as a book or magazine, just by using your library membership card.

Museum Passes

The library has passes to different Ottawa museums.  Each pass can be borrowed for 1 week and is good for admission for 2 adults and 3 kids.  We currently have a Nature Card to the Museum of Nature as well as passes to the Canada Agriculture and Food MuseumCanada Aviation and Space Museum and the Ottawa Museum Network.

Copy, Prints

  • Printing: single sided $0.25; double sided $0.35 – Black
  • Photocopies: single sided $0.25; double sided $0.35 – Black
  • Photocopies: single sided $0.75; double sided $1.00 – Colour
  • Photopaper: $1.00 per page
  • Downloads: on to your own flashdrive only – no charge

Computers & Internet

Would you like to check your email or Facebook account, do homework for school, or genealogical research perhaps?  For individuals who wish to use the Internet, there are 3 public access workstations available as well as wireless access.  This service is provided free to the public with the financial assistance of the Community Access Program (CAP) through Industry Canada, and Connectivity Funding through the Southern Ontario Library Service.


The library is pleased to provide access to the wide-ranging services available through Service Ontario, and Service Ontario Business Initiative.  Get fast, easy access to Ontario government service and information online.  The library staff will be happy to assist any individual who requires help in finding or accessing these programs.