Georgina Public Libraries offer services related to our library collections, such as borrowing, interlibrary loans and equipment rentals, as well as third party products and services. Some products such as municipal bins and York Transit tickets are sold as a service to the community but library customers should consult the appropriate vendor if they have questions about the product or availability.
ZoomText 10 software for the visually impaired is available on one public computer in each of the three Georgina Library branches. At the Keswick and Peter Gzowski (Sutton) libraries, there are designated accessible computers that come with JAWS (screen reading software) and a scanner; a Big Track trackball; a large-key keyboard; a webcam; and headphones. The accessible computers also come with Kurzweil3000 software for reading and writing assistance.
Accessible computers are available for booking at your library branch; reservations are first-come, first-served.
For more information on issues relating to accessibility in the library, contact the eServices Librarian,
Val Stevens at 905.476.5762 ext. 4521.
The Visiting Library Service, a Friends of the Georgina Library program, provides library materials to those who cannot visit us. For more information on accessing this service or volunteering to deliver books, please view the program description
or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Service Canada Representatives will no longer be providing service at the Keswick Library. The closest service location is in Newmarket or refer to the Service Canada web site at www.servicecanada.gc.ca
Welcome Centre Immigrant Services provide a one-stop service under one roof designed to guide and support immigrants through the maze of information and resources in York Region. Services are provided free of charge. A Welcome Centre employee will be onsite at
Keswick Library the first Thursday of every month from
Town of Georgina/York Region Products and Services
Municipal sales of Blue Boxes (large $7.00), Green Bins ($20.00), beige Kitchen Catcher Bins ($5.00),
garbage tags ($1.00 each), garage sale permits (free) and Town park permits (free to residents). Composters can be purchased ($35) at the Keswick Library and picked up at the Ice Palace office with the paid receipt. Fire Burning Permits and water sample drop-off is now available at the Pefferlaw Library for the convenience of Pefferlaw residents. For water samples, you must take the water sample at your house after 2pm on a Wednesday, then drop off the sample to the Pefferlaw Library on the same Wednesday. Make sure the accompanying paperwork with your water sample is filled out correctly so that the sample won't be rejected. For more information, visit York Region Private Well Water Testing site. Garage Sale permits are also available online at the Town of Georgina's Garage Sale Permit Request website registration form.
Resident Parking Passes are available starting in May and are available at all three branches. Residents must bring their current driver's license and proof of vehicle permit number for each vehicle (ownership) and provide their phone number for staff to register and issue the pass(es). Residents can now have a pass for each vehicle per household. e.g. 4 cars = 4 parking passes.
Meeting rooms are available to rent by the hour at all three branches. Call Recreation and Culture at 905.476.4301 ext. 2235 for information about fees and to book any of the library rooms.
York Regional Transit (YRT) tickets and passes are available at all three branches. YRT prices change and customers should contact YRT for up-to-date pricing.