Welcome to the County of Simcoe Library Co-operative
The County of Simcoe Library Co-operative is a unique organization in the Province of Ontario. It is the only library co-operative in the province and it is officially recognized under the Public Libraries Act. The majority of funding comes from the County of Simcoe, although the Library also receives a modest annual operating grant from the Ministry of Culture.
Membership in the Co-operative is restricted to public library boards in the County of Simcoe, with the exception of the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. All municipalities in the County contribute to the support of the County Library Co-operative through the general County levy; therefore, all municipal public libraries in Simcoe County are eligible to use the services of the Co-operative. Currently, there are fourteen separate library boards comprising twenty-seven libraries and branches in Simcoe County. Participation in any program or service of the Co-operative is strictly voluntary.
The County Of Simcoe Library Co-operative compiles and submits an Annual Report to County Council every year. The Annual Report provides statistical and descriptive information outlining the activities and services provided by the Co-operative to its member libraries.
The County Library Co-operative is open Monday to Friday (excluding holidays) from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Inquiries can be made by calling the Simcoe County Administration Centre, Midhurst, Ontario, Canada.
Or by e-mailing the Chief Librarian at email@example.com
The collection is available to browse through the on-line library catalogue.