Make the most of the Richmond Hill Public Library

Aug 28, 2015

The Richmond Hill Public Library offers a wide variety of programs, services and collections that are free to the public and a great resource for people of all ages and backgrounds. Today on the blog, Timbercreek Communities will provide you with a brief overview of the Richmond Hill Public Library.

About the Library

The Richmond Hill Public Library has beenTC Hamilton Library serving the local community for more than 150 years. There are over 65,000 active users with on average of 20,000 people per week coming into the library and using its services. The library offers an extensive collection of books, DVDs, magazines, academic journals, textbooks and much more. Online services are the fastest growing area of the library, with an extensive collection of e-journals, e-books and other databases. The library offers free and accessible internet and WiFi for all members. The Richmond Hill Library is only a 20-minute walk from Timbercreek’s 278 Cedar Avenue Apartments.


The Richmond Hill Public Library offers programs, services and events for every group of people, including students, newcomers, kids, adults and more. Let’s take a look at some of these programs:

For students:

The library is a fantastic resource for students of all ages, from those just beginning school to those finishing up a secondary or post-secondary education. Whether you are just looking for a quiet place to study or to find resources for a project or paper, the Richmond Hill Public Library is a great community resource. The Gale PowerSearch engineGale PowerSearch engine is great for general academic research needs, including a full range of topics such as business, computers, economics, education, environmental issues, law, literature, art and more. The library also offers subject guides, school assignment guides, research tools, homework help, job seeking resources, used textbooks and more.

For newcomers:

Coming to a new country can be a stressful experience. The Richmond Hill Public Library aims to make the transition easier by offering a number of programs, resources and services for newcomers to the area and country. One example of this is the Library Settlement Partnerships Program which offers a unique and innovative Newcomer Information Service, including one-on-one settlement information, community outreach and group information sessions. There are also programs for kids of newcomers and recent immigrants and plenty of practical resources to help make the transition into Canadian life and community easier.


The Richmond Hill Public Library offers a long list of programs and services for kids and teens. These include targeted book clubs, computer courses, drama programs, teen programs, movie screening sessions, volunteer job fairs, public speaking workshops and more.

It’s free and easy to get a Richmond Hill Public Library card, so why not benefit from this valuable community resource?

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