Photocopying, Scanning & Printing
Photocopying & Printing:
If you require assistance with photocopying, printing or scanning, please speak to staff at the circulation desk prior to making your copies. You are responsible to pay for all of the copies that you make. Computers are defaulted to print in black and white.
- $0.10/page Reference photocopies
- $0.25/page Black & White (letter, legal size)
- $0.50/page Black & White (ledger size)
- $0.75/page Colour (letter, legal size)
- $1.50/page Colour (ledger size)
- $1.00/pouch (letter)
- $1.50/pouch (legal)
- $2.00/pouch (ledger)
Please enquire at the circulation desk for sizes available in your branch. NTPL will waive fees for lamination of proof of vaccination.
- No Charge
If you require assistance with photocopying, printing or scanning, please speak to staff at the circulation desk prior to making your copies. You are responsible to pay for all of the copies that you make.
Public Internet Computers & Wi-Fi
Public Access Catalogues (Pacs)
Public Access Catalogues (PACS) are available at each branch where you may check our library holdings, make requests and do renewals. You can also access the PACS from home using our website.
Computers and Wi-Fi
In 1998, the Library received an initial Community Access Program (CAP) grant from Industry Canada which funded the purchase of three computers – one per branch – to provide public Internet access. Since then, additional computers have been added and the Library now offers multiple stations Internet access as well as to a variety of computer programs and other software applications.
Computers in the Branches:
- There are thirteen (13) public access computers at the Memorial Branch in Alliston.
- There are six (6) public access computers at the D A Jones Branch in Beeton.
- There are eight (8) public access computers at the Pam Kirkpatrick Branch in Tottenham.
New Tecumseth Public Library offers free wireless internet access to library patrons and guests during library hours. If you have a wireless device and would like to access the Internet while visiting the library, please ask Circulation Staff how you can access our free Wi-Fi service.
All our public access computers have printing capabilities. It is now a two-step process to print materials. Send your printing from the terminal, then go to the information desk to pay for and release the print job. Patrons are responsible for every page that they print when using the Library computers If unsure about how to print, patrons are encouraged to ask staff for assistance. Computers are defaulted to print in black and white.
See the printing fees listed above.
Interactive Educational Computers
INTERLIBRARY LOAN (ILLO)
Please note that due to the pandemic, many libraries are not currently participating in the Interlibrary Loan Program. This will impact the availability of items and delivery times. Please allow 4-6 weeks for your item(s) to arrive. Your patience is appreciated.
Looking for a book not in our collection?
New Tecumseth Public Library will be happy to source and borrow the item from other library systems in Ontario.
- Requestors must have a valid New Tecumseth Public Library card and be in good standing.
- Items in print format may be requested and must be in publication for at least one year.
- Microfilm may also be requested from participating institutions such as the Archives of Ontario.
- Reference materials are currently unavailable through Interlibrary Loan.
- Textbooks cannot be requested.
- Items will have a limited loan period. Only one renewal is allowed and will be at the discretion of the lending library.
Interlibrary loan requests can be submitted in person at your local branch, by telephone, or by using the Online ILLO Form.
COMPUTER & E-MEDIA TRAINING
E-Books and electronic audiobooks have become increasingly popular and NTPL offers regular seminars to assist you in getting started with our E-Media. We also offer assistance with specific computer-related topics through our Tech Assist One-on-One sessions and seminars. Please click this link for more details on this topic.
Borrow a board game to play at home! More and more people are choosing to spend time playing games together… It’s a great way to reduce screen time and be present and interactive with our families and friends. It’s also a wonderful way to have fun and build community! Each branch has a different selection of games.
How do I borrow board games?
• All you need is a library card!
• You can browse the collection or reserve a title by clicking on the button above.
How long can I keep a board game for?
• Board games may be borrowed for 7 days, with 1 optional renewal.
• At this time, there is a maximum checkout of 2 games per card.
• NTPL is proud to be fine free and that includes our board games. However, a replacement fee will apply to lost or damaged items.
How do I return board games?
• Due to the size and delicate nature of these items, board games must be returned in person during library hours to the front desk or by using our curbside pickup service.
Board Game Titles
|7 Wonders||13+||2-7||Family / Strategy||45 min.||1997|
|Catan||10+||3-4||Family / Strategy||60-120 min.||1995|
|Exploding Kittens||7+||2-5||Party||15 min||2015|
|Forbidden Island||10+||2-4||Family||30 min.||2010|
|King of Tokyo||8+||2-6||Family||30 min.||2011|
|Risk: Game of Thrones||18+||2-7||Thematic / Wargames||120-240 min.||2015|
|Saboteur||8+||3-10||Family / Party||30 min.||2004|
|Scrabble Deluxe||10+||2-4||Family||90 min.||1948|
|Ticket to Ride||8+||2-5||Family||30-60 min.||2004|
|Trivial Pursuit Decades: 2010-2020||12+||2-24||Family / Party||90 min.||2021|
Donations for Book Sales
We are happy to accept books in EXCELLENT (like new) condition for our annual books sales:
- Beeton Honey Festival (May)
- Tottenham Community Week (July)
- Alliston Potato Festival (August).
While newer books are preferred, we would also look at taking some older books as long as they are in excellent condition.
Please bring your donations to the front desk. Library staff will look at them and take what we are able to accept.
We are unable to accept:
- National Geographic Magazines
- Reader’s Digest Books
- Damaged or Mouldy Books
For items that we cannot accept, consider taking them to one of the many thrift stores and second-hand book stores in New Tecumseth.