WiFi Wireless Services

Laptop

On your next visit to the library bring your WiFi enabled laptop, tablet or smartphone and access the Internet for free. Wireless printing is now available!

Wireless Hotspot

To log on to the service:

  1. Turn on / restart your WiFi-enabled device
  2. Connect to the wireless SSID/network "Milton_Public_Wifi"
  3. Once connected, start your web browser
  4. Review the Library's Public Internet Access Policy and accept the policy to connect.

Wireless service will be available to users in the Library during open hours.

All users of this service are bound by the terms of the Library's Public Internet Access Policy and the Library reserves the right to terminate a connection at any time without further notice if the policy is violated.

It is the responsibility of library users to configure their laptop or other device to access the wireless service.

A wireless hotspot is not a secured network environment. Keep this in mind if you are accessing confidential personal or business information.

Wireless Printing

We offer wireless printing. You can email to print or print from your own device.

 

Email to Print

Email your documents as an attachment to:

  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for Black & White prints ($0.20 / page)
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for Colour prints ($0.40 / page)

Supported formats include:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • PDF
  • and most picture formats

Print From Your Own Device

You can Setup your device to print when connected to our Wifi. Supported devices include Android, Chrome OS, iOs, macOS, and Windows.

Choose between:

  • black_and_white_mobile_printer ($0.20 / page)
  • colour_mobile_printer ($0.40 / page)

When prompted enter:

  • Username: guest
  • Password: guest

 

Pick Up Your Print Job

Laser Printer

Visit our “Ask Us” desk at either Main Library or Beaty Branch to pay and a staff member will release your document(s).

Please note: Documents sent for printing will be held for 4 hours after which time they will be automatically deleted if not claimed.

View details about the Confidentiality & the Protection of Privacy Policy.

Child getting their library card

Join the Library

A library card is free if you live, work or go to school in Milton, otherwise membership costs $35.00. You will be asked to show identification which shows your name and proof of one of the following:

  • Current home address in Milton
  • Employment in Milton
  • Full-time registration at a school or college in Milton

Library cardholders from Burlington, Halton Hills, Hamilton, Oakville or Wellington County libraries may also register for a card free of charge.

Apply Now

Print and complete a membership application form PDF File, bring it the library and get a free card today!

library card key tagOptionally, you may purchase a set of 3 key tags for your convenience for $3.00. Give a key tag to family members you would like to pick up your holds or put the tag on your key ring so it is always handy.

Are you an existing library card holder and would like to have a set of key tags? No problem! Just turn in your existing card for a new one and purchase the matching barcoded key tags for $3.00.

Providing your library card or key tag to another person is consent to use your library card and have access to your patron record.

Reciprocal Borrowing

You may use your Milton library card without charge at the following public libraries: Oakville, Burlington, Halton Hills, Hamilton and Wellington County. You must show your Milton library card and be registered in their database.

Lost Card

If you lose your library card and/or key tag please notify us, as you are responsible for all material signed out on your card.

There is a $2.00 charge for the replacement of a lost or damaged card plus $3.00 for those also replacing key tags.

Interlibrary Loans

What is an Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary Loan is a service that enables the borrowing of items from other libraries that are not in the Milton Public Library collection.

How can I request an item through Interlibrary Loan?

There are two options to request items through Interlibrary Loan.

 

Patron Initiated Interlibrary Loan

Patron Initiated Interlibrary Loan puts you in the driver's seat to locate and place holds on print materials from libraries around Ontario.

If you are a first time user, please review our Getting Started Guide PDF File.

Once your account has been created, begin your search with Zportal.

Staff Assisted Interlibrary Loan

Visit or contact the library about your request. An Information Services staff member will assist you.

You may also submit an online Interlibrary Loan request that staff will action on your behalf. You may request print materials.

If you have a microfilm request, please contact an Information Services staff member.

 

 

Interlibrary Loan Exceptions

Some items are not available through Interlibrary Loan 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 material within these categories or microfilm, please contact our Information Services department.

Questions

Please contact our Circulation department, if you have questions by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Patrons enjoying a program

Services

The Milton Public Library empowers the community to: Read. Learn. Create. Connect. The library offers a variety of programs and services to the Milton community including:

Additional services may be offered at specific locations only, please review pages for Main Library & Beaty Branch for specialized services.

 

Exam Proctoring Service

Exam Proctoring Service

Milton Public Library supports lifelong learning and is happy to help you meet your educational goals. MPL offers exam proctoring for a fee of $40 + HST based on availability and staffing. Although we check on students occasionally, we do not have the ability to invigilate at this time. Please ensure your educational institution is supportive of MPL's approach.

Guidelines:

  1. A minimum of seven (7) days' notice is required.
  2. Although staff will attempt to meet the student's needs, it may not be possible to approve every request.
  3. Exams must be taken within regular library hours and must be completed no later than thirty (30) minutes before closing.
  4. The library will enforce reasonable conditions set forth in the exam materials. Students will be checked on periodically but will not be monitored continuously during an exam.
  5. The library is not responsible for completed exams that do not reach the educational institution by the deadline date.
  6. No special room is available to students taking the exam. A desk will be reserved for them in the silent study room where others may be working.
  7. Online exams:
    • The library does not offer laptops to students for online exams.
    • Students must provide their own laptops as per institution approval.
  8. A Milton Public Library card is required to have an exam proctored.

If you would like to have an exam proctored, please complete the online request form.

Homebound Service

Homebound Service

Who Can Join?

You must be:

  • A Milton resident
  • Homebound or institutionalized for three months or longer, due to age, illness or disability
  • Have a volunteer or visitor come regularly to your home (e.g.: a relative or neighbour, church visitors, Allendale volunteers, Halton Helping Hands, ...)

How to Join

Have your visitor stop at the Milton Public Library for a Homebound Service application and selection guide, and if necessary, a library card registration form.

How it Works?

When you fill out a selection profile with us we use it to help us choose materials you would like. We then sign them out for you and have them ready for your volunteer to pick up and deliver to you.

What is Available?

  • Regular and Large Print Books
  • Paperbacks
  • Magazines
  • Audiobooks
  • DVDs (special arrangements would need to be made as these have a shorter loan period)

Rural Library Service

Rural Library Service

Do you live in Ward Three or the rural areas of Ward One? Then this service may be for you!

Here's How It Works

  • To be eligible, patrons must be able to access the Milton Public Library catalogue.
  • Search the catalogue, and place a hold on the item you would like to borrow. When it is available, we will mail the book to you.
  • When you are finished, re-use the envelope and, using the return lable that will be provided, mail it back to the Library.
  • You need to have Internet access and an email account to participate.

How do you sign up?

You must register by sending an e-mail requesting the service to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You need to have Internet access and an email account to participate.

Please Note:

  • We will mail only one book at a time (unless they are really tiny!) and ask that you package them the same way when you return them.
  • We are limiting the service to print material for now - no A/V.
  • Materials from other libraries brought in by interlibrary loan will still need to be picked up at the Milton library.
  • If you have a "B" box, the package should fit in it. If, for some reason, the package is not delivered, you may have to pick it up at the Post Office. Your pickup location is usually still closer than the library.

Microfilm Reader

Microfilm / Microfiche Reader

One machine is available at the Main Library for viewing microfilm and microfiche.

Bring your own microfilm or inter-library loan in reels or fiche to view on site or browse our collection.

Please call to book the microfilm / microfiche reader. You can book the machine for a 2 hour time slot up to 3 days in advance. To book the machine, please call 905-875-2665 extension 3263.

Service Ontario

Service Ontario

Service OntarioServiceOntario offers easy access to Ontario government information and services including health card registration; birth, marriage and death certificates; driver and vehicle licensing; business registration; fishing and hunting licences; address change; Newborn Registration Service; Ontario government publications and more.

You can access these services and more online at the Milton Public Library! When visiting the library we invite you to access these services through the library's public Internet workstations and wireless service.

Borrowing Items

Borrowing Materials

What Can I Borrow?

  • Books, Large Print, Board Books, and Graphic Novels
  • Digital materials: including eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMusic, eVideo, eLearning, eMagazines and research resources
  • Audiobook CDs
  • DVDs
  • Magazines
  • Video Games: Wii, WiiU, PS3, PS4, XBox360, Xbox One
  • Music CDs
  • Kits including pedometers and Kill-a-Watt appliance meteres

Loan Periods

Loan periods

  • 3 weeks from the date of borrowing for most items
  • 2 weeks for high demand items
  • 2 weeks for magazines
  • 7 days for all DVDs, Games and Frequent Flyers (except DVD Frequent Flyers)
  • 2 days for all Frequent Flyers DVDs
  • 1 week for some seasonal items

Due dates are extended from the date of renewal. Two renewals, if there are no other requests for the item. Extended loans for vacations, et cetera, available upon request.

Fines

Fines

Fines are charged for materials returned to the library after the date they are due. They may be returned up until midnight of the date they are due without a fine. Fines are not charged on days the library is closed.

Important: Please note that up-to-date fine totals are calculated once materials have been returned to the library (therefore fines appearing in your account may not reflect final amounts due).

  • $1.00 per day for overdue Frequent Flyers (except DVD Frequent Flyers), Games and DVDs to a $10.00 maximum
  • $2.00 per day for overdue Frequent Flyer DVDs to a $20.00 maximum
  • 25¢ per day for all other overdue material
  • $10.00 maximum per item
  • $40.00 maximum total fine

An accumulation of unpaid fines will result in the suspension of library privileges.

Lost and Damaged Items

Lost and Damaged Items

The full cost of the item plus a processing fee of $5.00 per item will be charged.

A charge of $5.00 will be levied for for lost DVD and CD cases.

Use of Library AV Materials

The Milton Public Library is not responsible for any damage to patron's audio visual equipment as a result of using library audio visual material.

Reciprocal Borrowing

Reciprocal Borrowing

You may use your Milton library card without charge at the following public libraries: Oakville, Burlington, Halton Hills, Hamilton and Wellington County. You must show your Milton library card and be registered in their database.

Purchase Suggestions

Purchase Suggestions

You may make suggestions for the library to purchase by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please give us as much information as you can about the author and title. We cannot purchase every suggestion. If you want a hold placed on material suggested, please provide your name and library card number.