News From Library

2022 Winter Programs

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We've got Artificial Intelligence adventures, a special history lecture series, chess classes and more! Registration for our January to March 2022 programs opens on Nov 17, 2021. Check out our calendar of events or download our program guide to see what's happening.


Digital Magazines

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Starting August 1, 2021, RHPL's digital magazine collection will be available through PressReader. Digital magazines will no longer be available through the Library's OverDrive account. PressReader offers over 7,000 magazines and newspapers in over 60 languages, all free with your RHPL card. 


Fall Programs

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Registration for our October, November and December online programs is now open. Explore a variety of programs on topics like coding, crafting, hip hop and more!

Grab N' Go bags

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Craving recipe books, or a handful of childrens' titles? Want to read more on penguins or have an at-home horror movie marathon? If you're not sure what you'd like to read or watch, our Grab N' Go bags are perfect! Simply fill out our form, and we'll pick out a set of books or DVDs just for you!

ESL and Multilingual Collections


Recent improvements to our catalogue make it easier than ever to find ESL (English as a Second Language) and multilingual materials! Simply visit our catalogue and use the first drop down menu (labelled "Everything") to browse these items.

NEW! Video Games

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We're levelling up! RHPL is proud to present video games as the latest edition to our collection of items. Use your RHPL card to check out PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch games. More titles will be added as we pilot this exciting initiative in our community. Visit our catalogue to explore available titles.

Board Book Bundles

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You can now pick up a bundle of pre-packaged board books to enjoy at home! Simply request the bundles by calling your local branch or when you're picking up your pre-booked curbside pickup order. Bundles are safely wrapped with care and offer a unique reading surprise for our littlest readers.

Holds are not available on board book or board book bundles. For more information on our reopening, visit

New! Temporary Digital Cards

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Temporary Digital Cards are one of the many ways we're working to support you during this time.

Don't have an RHPL card? If you’re a resident of Richmond Hill, Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King Township, Markham, Newmarket, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville, you can fill out our online form to receive an RHPL digital card. You’ll immediately be issued a temporary card, which you may transfer into a permanent card once we’re open.

Your RHPL card number and PIN will give you access to all RHPL eresources, including eBooks and eAudiobooks.

Access our online form to get your RHPL card immediately. Find out more.

We've got an app!

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Accessing your RHPL account, connecting to library services, and searching our catalogue has never been easier. Download the RHPL app from your app store.