Our Mission

Access and opportunity: We enrich and inspire our community by providing a welcoming destination where people connect to their passions.

Our Vision

The library will continue to be an inviting community resource offering a full range of materials and services. The library’s programs, outreach, collections, staff, technology, and physical and online spaces will anticipate, reflect, and respond to the changing needs of society.

101 Beckwith Street
Carleton Place, ON K7C 2T3



Loan Periods and Fines

Get a Library Card

Residents of Carleton Place and Beckwith are eligible to receive a library card without charge.

*Beginning October 1, 2021, residents of Mississippi Mills will be required to pay non-resident fees.*

Non-residents are required to pay a yearly non-resident fee. The non-resident fee is $90.00.

Children ages 13 and under must have a parent or guardian present when applying for a library card. Children ages 14 and above do not require parental consent.

Adults (14 and over) must show one piece of photo ID and proof of residency.

A valid Ontario Driver’s License is acceptable as a single proof. In other cases, acceptable identification and proof of current address are required.

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Meriah Caswell


Heidi Sinnett

Assistant Librarian, Children’s services

Caroline Zeeman

Adult programs, events, and outreach

Sheila McCulloch

Interlibrary Loans

Library Board Meetings and Minutes

Unless otherwise stated, the Board of the Carleton Place Public Library meets the third Wednesday of every month, excluding July and August, in the Barbara Walsh Room at 7:00 pm.  Meetings are open to the public.  If you would like to speak at a Library Board meeting, please contact Meriah Caswell at (613) 257-2702 or mcaswell@carletonplace.ca to arrange a delegation.  Delegations are limited to 15 minutes.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Library Board meetings are currently offered virtually. As with in-person meetings, all virtual meetings are open to the public. If you would like to attend an upcoming virtual meeting, please contact Meriah Caswell at mcaswell@carletonplace.ca for a Zoom invitation.

Minutes of Board meetings will be posted here for twelve months after they have been approved.  Minutes of older meetings can be requested at the library circulation desk.

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See the Carleton Place website for further details about employment opportunities.

Resumes are only accepted when a specific job opportunity has been posted and/or advertised. The Town of Carleton Place does not accept or retain unsolicited resumes.

Interlibrary Loans

Interlibrary Loans let you borrow items from other libraries that are not in our collection.

To place a request you can fill out this form, or a pink request form in person at the library.

Some items are not available through Interlibrary Loans, such as material published within the last year, reference material, school textbooks and most audio/visual material (including DVDs, CDs, Audiobooks, and CD-ROMS). If you are seeking these, or microfilm, please contact ILL@carletonplace.ca.

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