The Halton Hills Public Library offers a wide assortment of non-traditional materials to borrow or use inside the Library. 

Browse our collections below or search our Catalogue. New collections are added frequently.

Please note: Large items, such as personal flotation devices, pickleball sets, escape room kits, and items that are to be used in the library cannot be delivered to the library lockers at the Gellert Centre for pick up. 

Backyard Explorer Kits
Have an adventure in your own Backyard! Our themed environmental science kits have something for all learning styles and explore topics such as Gardening, Birding, Weather and Bugs! These kits include everything you need to observe, explore, and learn about the world around us. Kits are suitable for children 6+. Search our Catalogue for all the Backyard Explorer Kits.
Bike Locks
You can borrow a bike lock by visiting a service desk in the Acton or Georgetown Branch. With your Library Card you can request the use of a bike lock for one day. Visit our Bike Welcome Centre page for more information. 
Cognitive Care Kits

Cognitive Care Kits help support the skills and abilities of people living with a cognitive impairment from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, or Huntington’s disease. The collection of fourteen unique kits contains a variety of prepared games, puzzles, creative activities and books that help exercise the mind, retain skills and encourage social engagement.

First-time borrowers must attend an Introduction to Cognitive Care Kits session. During this training each item is explained and demonstrated. After completing the session, you may borrow kits without attending another information session.

We are offering the Cognitive Care Kits Information Session online. Please click on the button below to start the information session:

Cognitive Care Information Session

All Cognitive Care Kits are listed in our Catalogue

Discover Together Kits

These great activity kits will have you learning and creating in new ways that spark creativity, while keeping you challenged, engaged, and learning for hours! Each Discover Together Kit contains everything you need to have fun and be creative. Visit our HHPL YouTube channel and learn how to use each kit by watching a series of short videos that we’ve created for you. Search our Catalogue for all the Discover Together Kits.

Energy Meters
Borrow an energy meter to help you identify which appliances in your home consume the most energy? Search our Catalogue to place a hold.
Escape Room Kits

Try one of our new Escape Room Kits. Can you solve the puzzles and escape in time? All Escape Room Kits are listed in our Catalogue

Family Recreation Activities (Available June - October)

Recreation and Parks has teamed up with us to offer residents the opportunity to borrow a variety of fun activities and inspiring games to play with family and friends. All family recreation activities are listed in our Catalogue once they are available to borrow, starting in June. Please note that selection can vary from year to year.

Racket sets are also available to borrow. The Town of Halton Hills operates outdoor tennis and pickleball courts for public, community club and league use. For more information, please visit the Town of Halton Hills Court Sports page

Hiking the Hills Backpack Kits

Hiking the Hills Backpack Kits were created in partnership with Halton North Peel Naturalist Club and the Bruce Trail Conservancy – Halton Chapter.

The kits are for you to view and experience the area’s beautiful natural surroundings and wildlifeBackpacks include binoculars, compass, flashlight, Halton Hikes Loops & Lattes GuideLorimer Field Guide to 225 Ontario BirdsPlants of Southern Ontario Guide and The Bruce Trail Reference Maps and Trail GuideAll Hiking the Hills Backpack Kits can be found in our Catalogue

Hobbies and Interests

This collection includes everything you need to try out a new hobby or interest and see how you like it! Discover all you can do with a Cricut Joy cutting machine. More items such as knitting needles, crochet hooks, and binoculars for backyard astronomy and birdwatching will be added soon. Search our Catalogue to discover your new hobby.

In addition, there is a full suite of Cricut cutters and accessories available for in-library use in the Creativity Centre. For more information, visit the Creativity Centre webpage.

Home Entertainment
This collection includes a wide range of options to create a fun evening of entertainment. Choose from a variety of options that include a hi-res projector, DVD or Blu Ray player, a 40” table-top screen, portable and Bluetooth speakers, and a karaoke machine. Borrow any combination of these items to create the ultimate theatre or music experience right in your own home. Or create your own content using our camera kits. Search our Catalogue to place a hold.
iPads to Go

iPad Pros are available to borrow to any Halton Hills Public Library card holder who is 18 years or older for a period of 21 days. They are pre-loaded with Library Apps, including LinkedIn Learning, Libby, CloudLibrary, GoodReads, Hoopla and Freegal. Also included are social media, gaming and wellness apps along with an Apple Pencil. Search our Catalogue to place a hold

Moccasin Identifier Education Kit
Created by Carolyn King and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, the Moccasin Identifier Kit is a teaching tool for truth and reconciliation focused on treaty relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Each kit includes four Moccasin Identifier stencils that reflect the surrounding Indigenous communities. All Moccasin Identifier Education Kits can be found in our Catalogue.
Passes and Tickets

Passes are free to borrow with your HHPL Library Card, and include access for general admission.

  • Conservation Halton Parks Membership
  • Free to Explore: skate & swim pass
  • Ontario Parks - Day Permit Pass
  • Toronto Region Conservation Authority and Credit Valley Conservation 

All passes are listed in our Catalogue

Personal Flotation Devices (Available May - September)

Recreation and Parks has teamed up with us to offer Personal Flotation Devices (PFD) to keep you safe in the water all summer long! Personal Flotation Devices are available at the Acton and Georgetown branches for infants, children, teens, and adults. PFDs will be available to borrow starting mid-May.

In order to borrow a PFD you must be over the age of 18 years old and sign a waiver. Browse our Catalogue for all Personal Flotation Devices

Please see the sample waiver to be signed when checking out a PFD.

Pickleball and Tennis (Available June - October)

In collaboration with Recreation and Parks, we are now offering pickleball paddle and ball sets, tennis racket and ball sets, and portable nets. All recreation activities are listed in our Catalogue once they are available to borrow, starting in June. Please note that selection can vary from year to year.

The Town of Halton Hills operates outdoor tennis and pickleball courts for public, community club and league use. For more information, please visit the Town of Halton Hills Court Sports page

Seniors' Fitness Kits

Recreation and Parks has teamed up with us to offer Seniors’ Fitness Kits to keep you active and moving all summer long! Each kit contains: Active Easy duffel bag, 2 x 2.5 pound dumbbells, green resistance band, mini band and purple ball. For great videos that help keep you active, visit the Town of Halton Hills website. Search our Catalogue to place a hold

 Steam Deck OLED

Meet the Steam Deck OLED - the ultimate handheld gaming computer for endless hours of fun alone or with friends and family.  These powerful devices contain a Zen 2+RDNA 2 powerhouse processor, a 7.4” display, long lasting battery, and 1280 x 800 OLED resolution display. They are available for in-library use only at the Acton or Georgetown branch.  For more information, just ask at a service desk. Get ready to level up - we've got game!

 

Walking Poles (Available June - October)

In collaboration with Recreation and Parks, we are now offering walking poles. All recreation activities are listed in our Catalogue once they are available to borrow, starting in June. Please note that selection can vary from year to year.

WiFi To Go (mobile hotspots)

You can borrow an Internet hotspot to access the Internet from home. Connect up to 15 devices at one time, with battery life lasting up to 8 hours. The portable device is compact to carry home and makes staying connected easier than ever. Borrowers must be at least 18 years old. For more details, visit our WiFi to Go page, or search our Catalogue to place a hold.