Bibliothèque de Deux-Montagnes

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Give "LA LECTURE EN CADEAU"

From November 1st to January 31st, the library will collect new children's books or money for the 16th edition of La Lecture en Cadeau organized by the Fondation pour L’Alphabétisation, a literacy group. The activity helps provide books to underprivileged children.

La lecture en cadeau

 

Collections

DISCOVER our vibrant, diverse and ever growing multimedia collection of over 90 000 items for each member of your family and all tastes:
 

  • Picture books and fiction for children
  • Comic books
  • Fiction
  • Non-fiction
  • Audiobooks
  • Large print books
  • Reference books
  • Language learning tutorials
  • Music CDs
  • Newspapers
  • Periodicals
  • Sheet music
  • Databases
  • Electronic books

Mission

The Deux-Montagnes Library, as a community gathering place, provides a responsive and user-oriented service that anticipates the educational, cultural, leisure and other information needs by:

  • offering welcoming and comfortable library facilities enhancing intellectual vitality
  • offering accessible facilities and technology favourising work and study
  • offering access to library resources and programs to enrich lives of citizens

Our passion

Our passion is to make a positive difference in the lives of our patrons, to encourage literacy and support lifelong learning.

History

When the parish of St-Agapit was established in 1946, its first curate, Father Chartrand, donated his private collection of books to start a public library. It was first located in the rectory and later in the church basement.

It is not known exactly when this facility was turned over to laymen but records show that the books eventually found their way to the local of the Club Femina where the inexhaustible Annette Magnan offered the many services of the St-Eustache-sur-le-lac library until her death in1975. The Club Femina then decided to sell the books and moved to other premises. A group of concerned citizens decided to form a committee dedicated to the creation of a public library in Deux-Montagnes. The City Council finally agreed to buy the books and got involved with the rent. A large group of volunteers tackled a major clean-up and classification of all the books, while the committee kept pressuring City Council and sollicited grants to create an official public library.

This goal was finally achieved on January 12, 1978 when the City adopted a by-law establishing the Municipal Library of Deux-Montagnes. On March 1st of 1978 all books were moved to the new premises in the Community Center. The library services and collections then took a rapid expansion. It was an instant success with the community. The space occupied by the library was increased from 2,000 to 6,000 square feet following a grant from the Ministère des Affaires Culturelles du Québec.

The modern renovated building was then computerized and continuously enhanced with new services. In 1997, Internet access is our landmark event and who knows what the future holds.

From its modest beginnings, the Deux-Montagnes library is still growing by leaps and bounds. Thanks are due to those pioneers who succeeded in making these riches available to us.  

Tribute to Annette Savoie

Ms. Annette Savoie was a major participant in the municipalization of the library in 1978 and first officer in charge. 

In October 2010, as Mrs. Savoie turned one hundred years old, the City Council recognized her invaluable community contribution by naming the library community hall in her name. An honorific work of art was produced by local artist Marie-Andrée Côté.

 

Policies

Most aspects of the operations of the Library are based upon policies.

The policy documents listed below are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.

Getting a card

Responsibility

Members are responsible for all materials borrowed or rented on their library card. Each family member should have an individual card.  Membership card is not transferable for use by another person.

Please report change of address or telephone number promptly and let us know immediately if your card has been lost or stolen.

Parents or legal guardians are responsible for children and assume full responsibility in the choice of material borrowed from the Library and for their Internet activities.

Suspension of borrowing privileges will occur under the following circumstances:

  • When overdue fines and other charges have accumulated to $5
  • Volontary damages to materials or related to the building
  • Violation of policies
  • Stealing  of materials

Members agree to respect copyright law according to the Canadian Copyright Act or any other party's intellectual property rights with the Library's material borrowed.

Membership

Membership is free for all residents, tax-payers and City's employees. The member's library card expires every two years. Parents or legal guardians  must be present to register infants up to and including age 13. In order to register, patrons must present:

  • Current identification providing name, address and birth date
  • Proof of residence

Signing the library card implies acceptance of and adherence to all the rules and regulations of the Deux-Montagnes'Library. The signatory is responsible (or the parent/ legal guardian if the cardholder is under 18 years of age) for all fines and damage or loss of materials. Youth (14 -17 years of age) may ask for a registration form to be signed by the parent or legal guardian.

Member''s identification are verified for every membership renewal and all outstanding monies owed to the library must be paid in full.

Categories of members:

Children Birth to ages 13 years inclusive
Adults Ages 14 years plus
Seniors Ages 60 years plus
Corporate members Associations, organisms, schools or nursery schools

The replacement fee for a lost  or broken library card is $3. Member's identification is verified and the previous card becomes unusable.

 

 

Borrowing and renewing

You must have your library card to check out and renew library materials and for some other services. Parents or legal guardians are responsible for children and assume full responsibility in the choice of material borrowed.

Per member 15 items
LOANS FOR ALL MEMBERS
 
Loan period 3 weeks
Vacation loans Upon request loan period may be extended.
Some restrictions apply.
Corporate members  10 to 40 items

ELECTRONIC BOOK LOANS

Per member 2 items
Loan period 21 days

RENTALS
 
Loan period Rental cost Fines
Best-sellers : 3 weeks $4 $0,50/per day

Renewals are allowed on site or by phone calls during opening hours or through our Online Services at anytime.

  • Items cannot be renewed if requested by someone else
  • Items may be renewed twice only.

Homebound Service 

We provide home delivery of library materials to residents confined to their home due to illness or disability.

Homebound members have the same privileges as regular members, except that loan period is extended according to the volunteer's availability. A profile of the member's reading preferences is created with the library's staff to select suitable materials for delivery.

Only valid members can benefit the homebound service. It is possible to register from home and current identification will be checked upon the first visit.

Interlibrary loans 

prppp If material required by a member is not available in our collection, we can try to obtain a copy from another library through interlibrary loan. Only valid members may benefit from this free service. There is a cost of $2 per book unclaimed. In some cases there may be an additional cost charged by the lending library.

How to get an interlibrary loan?

-Make a research to determine wether we already own the book in our catalogue.
-Make a request to library staff at the reference desk. This service is available Monday to Thursday from 1pm to 7:30pm.
-You may also make a request in our  Network of public libraries.  For this service, you must register and submit your request online.
-The borrowing terms (loan period, fees, renewal, etc.) are determined by the lending library.
-Books must be returned to the Deux-Montagnes library. If the book is overdue, the fines are determined by our library's Fees & Service Charge Policy.
-For renewals, please contact us before the loan period is expired. We will make the arrangements if the lending library agrees.
-Charges for a lost or damaged book borrowed through an interlibrary loan is determined by the lending library. 

 

 

Fees

All charges related to the Library's activities and services are reconsidered annually and established in the Fees & Service Charge Policy  .

Members are responsible for returning materials on or before due date, otherwise an overdue charge is applicable. 

Delinquent accounts related to Items not returned after overdue notifications will be transferred to the Municipal Court.

All material may be returned through our drop box outside operating hours located near the front door of the library. Any items returned in the drop box before opening the next day will be checked in as if they were returned on the previous day.

Members are responsible for all material borrowed on their card. Lost or damaged items will be charged the cost of the item and a processing fee. A refund for a lost item will be issued if the item is returned undamaged with receipt and within two (2) months of payment.

FEES AND SERVICE CHARGES
Fines for items

$0,15/per item/per day
Maximum fine: $7,50/item
Maximum charges before suspension of borrowing privileges: $5

Fines for best-sellers $0,50/item/per day
Maximum fine: $25/item
Requests Free - There is a cost of $0,50 per item unclaimed
Lost or damaged books  Replacement cost + $5 administration fee + bookbinding if applicable
Lost or damaged magazines  Replacement cost + $2 administration fee + bookbinding if applicable
Interlibrary loans Free - There is a cost of $2 per book unclaimed plus any additional cost charged by the lending library additional cost charged by the lending library costan additional cost charged by the lending ladditional cost charged by the lending library additional cost charged by the lending library  
Rentals

Best-sellers: $4/3 weeks

Computers rental Members: free
Non-members: $3/hour
Prints Black & white: $0,25/page
Color: $1,50/page
Photocopies $0,15/page
Faxes $1/page / local
$2/page / long distance
Cases for CDs, audiobooks, etc. $3/item
Coffee & hot drinks $1,50

 

Computers & Wireless Access

Internet can be accessed through our 6 public computers and a wireless network for laptops and personal devices. Software provided includes Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Reader. Some computers are also equipped with additional software and databases.

  • Computer use is free for valid members
    • Non-members: $3/per hour
  • A 15 minutes "quick access" terminal is freely available for all users
  • A maximum of two (2) persons is allowed per computer
  • Staff cannot provide assistance with the use of computers

Registration is mandatory at the reference desk and requires a valid library card.

Computers are available for all users of 12 years old and more

  • Monitoring of a child's use of the Internet is the responsibility of parents or guardians.
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by a guardian to guide their Internet activity.

Reservations for users are only accepted at the library and valid for the next hour period.

Sessions are 30 minutes long and additionnal sessions of 30 minutes are allowed if there are no reservations.

All personal information and working documents are cleared after the session ends. Users are responsible for saving their own material to a private device, such as a USB memory stick.

Users are responsible for any alteration, damage or destruction of the library's computer hardware or software.

It is forbidden:

  • To modify or attempt to modify the computer's configuration or any software program
  • To download or install any software program
  • To use the network to consult, upload, transmit or otherwise distribute any content that is unlawful, defamatory, harassing, abusive, fraudulent, obscene, contains viruses, or is otherwise objectionable
  • To use the network for any illegal purposes, fraudulent or inappropriate purpose
  • To use the network against all applicable municipal, provincial, federal and international laws, rules and regulations
  • Users must respect copyright law and licensing of programs and data

The Deux-Montagnes Library disclaims all responsibility, and liability for the security or reliability of the Network at anytime and withour any liability to users.

The Deux-Montagnes Library assumes no responsibility for the security or privacy of any on-line transactions users may conduct.

Wireless access

Laptops and personal devices with a compatible wireless network card have Internet access without time limit. Some network outlets are available.

  • An identification card is required to obtain a network cable
  • The network password is provided at the service desk
  • Library staff cannot provide assistance in setting up or configuring your computer
  • Prints are not available
  • The Library cannot guarantee the security and confidentiality of any transaction

 

Information Services

You may consult library staff at the reference desk as needed for:

  • General and quick reference
  • Location of material
  • Readers' advisory
  • Instructions in the use of our public access catalogues
  • Instructions in the use of public computers and wireless access
  •  Familiarizing with all library services

Online Services

Get online access to your library account with your Personal Identification Number (PIN) provided at the library or by phone during opening hours.

Our online services:

 

Other Services

Purchase suggestions

The Deux-Montagnes Library strives to build a balanced collection to serve its community. Purchase suggestions are considered and evaluated according to our Collection Development Policy. A form is available at the service desk.

Suggested items must not already figure in our catalogue and must be already published.

Older items and refused suggestions may be borrowed through Interlibrary loan .

Reserving materials

A reservation request places your name on a waiting list for an item not currently available. You can reserve materials on a form at the library or by phone during opening hours or through our Online Services at anytime. Reservations cannot be placed on items available in the library.

Once you are notified that your item is available at the library, you have 4 days to pick it up, otherwise it will be put available for loans.

Reservation fees: free. There is a cost of $0,50 per item unclaimed ...

Items cannot be renewed if requested by someone else. .................

Drop box     

All material may be returned through our drop box outside operating hours located near the front door of the library. Any items returned in the drop box before opening the next day will be checked in as if they were returned on the previous day. 

We recommand that you put safely all materials in a bag.

Photocopies & faxes 

A self-serve photocopier/fax device is at the disposal of users for document reproduction, subject to applicables charges.

Users are solely responsible in the event of a civil remedy resulting from an infringement of an Act respecting copyright.

Users must do their photocopies/faxes themselves. Library staff is available to provide technical information.

Charges applied to photocopies are paid within the device. Faxes must be paid at service desk.

Photocopies $0,15/page
Faxes $1/page / local
$2/page / long distance 

 

 

Prints

Two printers are available for our public computers during opening hours.

Prints are not possible from a personal laptop.

Prints Black & white: $0,25/per page
Color: $1,50/per page 

Donations

The Deux-Montagnes Library does not accept document donations.

Patrons willing to donate materials may be put in contact with organisms willing to take them such as The Deux-Montagnes Lions Club.

Gifts of money and tribute or memorial donations

Donations resulting of private gifts or made by individuals and groups in the memory of a deceased loved one, or any other event are accepted and allowed as the individual or deceased person's will. Otherwise, it will be allowed to the development of our collections.

Items bought as a tribute to a living person or as a memorial gift will be identified with a bookplate including the name of the person.

The Deux-Montagnes Library does not provide official receipts for fiscal deductions.

   

 


 

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Bibliothèque de Deux-Montagnes
200, Henri-Dunant
Ville de Deux-Montagnes (Québec)
J7R 4W6


T. 450 473-2702
F. 450 473-2816
biblio@ville.deux-montagnes.qc.ca

Hours

Regular Schedule
(Sept.1 – May 31)
Monday to Friday: 1pm – 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 1pm – 4:30pm

Summer Schedule
(June 1 – August 31)
Monday to Thursday: 1pm – 8pm
Friday: 1pm – 6pm
Saturday & Sunday : Closed

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