Halton Hills Public Library offers free resources, services, and programs to newcomers to Canada and Halton Hills.

Get to know your new home

Using the links below, explore community services and resources to support your settlement:

  • Canada.ca: Information about working in Canada, mental health support, improving English and French skills, services for newcomer women, healthcare and COVID-19 information.
  • Centre for Skills Development: Free services for qualified immigrants new to Canada and Halton. 
  • Halton Community Services Directory: Find community and government information. 
  • Halton Multicultural Council (HMC Connections): Helps newcomers settle and integrate into a welcoming and inclusive community.
  • Halton Newcomers Portal: A resource of free services for newcomers.  
  • Ontario.ca: Everything you need to know about moving to and settling in the province of Ontario.
  • NewYouth.ca: Information for newcomer youth in Ontario including services, job and event listings, resources and videos on youth-related issues.
  • Settlement.org: Answers to questions about your new home and how to settle successfully in Ontario (in over 300 languages).

Get to know your Library

With your library card you can borrow, download, or stream a wide variety of items, including books, movies, music, magazines and more.  Always bring your library card with you when you come to the library.

Please see our Library Cards page for more information

Explore programs and events at the Library

The Library offers many interesting programs and events for children, teens, and adults throughout the year. Visit our Program Calendar to find upcoming programs and events

Children's programs

Visit our Children's Programs page for more details

Teen programs
  • FanFest: A yearly program that celebrates a love of movies, TV series, book series, video games, band or performer with many fun events.
  • Teen Advisory Council (TAC): Advisory council for teens aged 12-18 that makes the library a special place for teens.

Visit our Teen Programs page for more details

Adult programs
  • English Language Training: Community-based programs to improve English skills. 
  • Halton Hills Lecture Series: A monthly lecture series featuring experts discussing topics that relate to issues we are facing in our lives, our community, and our world.
  • One Book, One Halton Hills: A yearly program that creates a town-wide book club. 
  • Settlement Services: Settlement Service Workers are available to help you settle and adjust to your new life in Halton Hills.
  • Highlights: Special events and programs for all ages.

Visit our Adult Programs page for more details

Explore services at the Library

The Library offers many services to help residents of Halton Hills with their information needs.

  • Book-a-Librarian: A free 30-minute help sessions with a librarian that can cover topics such as technology, Internet help, research assistance, downloading eBooks or audiobooks, or using library resources.
  • Computers: We offer access to many kinds of computers that are available for public use.
  • Halton Newcomer InfoPod: A navigation and information tool that provides easy access to important resources.
  • Home Library Service: Free home delivery of books and other library materials.
  • Internet: Free, wireless Internet service.
  • Printing and Copying: Available from Internet stations and photocopiers at both library branches.
  • Room Rentals: Small and large meeting spaces are available.

Explore collections at the Library

  • Browse our print collection for books in English, French, and Spanish.
  • Browse our DVD collection
  • Canadian Citizenship Exam Preparation Kit: Pick up a kit at the Circulation Desk at our Acton or Georgetown Branches. 
  • Information Halton Hills: Find brochures and pamphlets about municipal programs and services in the Acton and Georgetown branches.
  • Transparent Language: Language learners can build vocabulary, practice skills, and maintain what they have learned with Transparent Language online in 110+ languages.
  • Special Collections: A wide assortment of non-traditional materials are available to borrow or use inside the Library.
  • TeenBookCloud: This collection is geared towards readers in grades 7-12 and includes Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, non-fiction, and audiobooks.
  • TumbleBook Library for Kids: Children can follow along as their favorite books come to life with pictures and sound in English, French and Spanish.

 If you cannot find what you are looking for please contact the library by phone at 905-873-2681 or email at askus@haltonhills.ca