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Services

Assistive Services

Lambton County Library responds to the diverse needs of our customers with special services and adaptive technologies that help provide services to persons with disabilities, home bound individuals and older adults.

Contact us to learn more by phoning Sarnia Library at 519-337-3291 or by contacting your local branch. 

Book Bags

"Going green" has just gotten a little easier at Lambton County Library branches. A foldable zipper bag is available for $2.50 from your local library. It zippers up to wallet sized when not in use and easily becomes a full-sized bag when opened.  A full-size deluxe bag is also available for $15.00.

Computer Materials

Thumb Drives - 2 GB USB Flash Drives are available for purchase - Cost $5.00

CD Photo Scanning for library photographic materials - $3.00 per image/ $8.00 to include publishing rights 

Photocopying and Printing

All branches have photocopiers and printers available for public use. 

Photocopying and Printing : Cost per piece of paper

  • Colour copies - 75¢/page
  • Black & White - 50¢/page

 

Requests and Interlibrary Loans

The books in any one branch are only a small part of the Lambton County Library collection. The request service provides access to all books in the system. If we don't have it, we'll do our best to borrow it from another library for you from Interlibrary Loan or consider it for purchase.  Submit a Request for Purchase.

Search Ancestry Records

Lambton County Archives (formerly known as The Lambton Room) is your one-stop spot for family and local history research in Lambton County.

  • Family records, census records, birth records (to 1914), marriage records (to 1929) and death records (to 1939).
  • Local newspapers - Sarnia Observer from 1853 to present, Petrolia Topic, Forest Standard and more.
  • Corporate records, Land Registry information, historical atlases, Women's Institute's Records, Tweedsmuir Books, the local branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society holdings, and much more! 

 

Online Genealogy Subscriptions

Ancestry Library Edition

This program is only accessible through public computers in any Lambton County library or at Lambton County Archives.

Ancestry library edition is an online searching program with approximately 4,000 databases and billions of names. Covering the United States and the United Kingdom, it includes census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas. 

Wireless Internet

Wireless Internet is now available at all Lambton County libraries from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Bring your laptop or PDA (hand-held device) into wireless accessible libraries and connect to the Internet for FREE!

To connect, users will need an 802.11a, b or g compliant wireless device installed or a laptop with built-in wireless capability. Access is not limited to the fixed desktop computer areas of the library but can be used at almost every spot in the library. No special user names or passwords are required.

Although the wireless network is available to all, users must abide by the Library's Internet Access Policy prohibiting abuse and illegal activity while using the Internet within the library.