News From Library

May & June Programs

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Mark your calendars! Registration for our May and June online programs opens on Wednesday, March 31 at 9:30 a.m. We're excited to announce a full roster of exciting new programs, including code clubs, family storytime, business support, DIY programs and book clubs. 

Information on Tax Clinics

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Your safety is important to us. Out of an abundance of caution in relation to COVID-19, all RHPL locations will not be offering tax clinics this year. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We recommend the following resources to support you in preparing your 2020 personal taxes: 

  • Free tax clinics: All publicly advertised free tax clinics (click here for more info) can be found on the free tax clinics page on the Government of Canada website. Catholic Community Services of York Region, which can be found at the link above, will be offering free services over Zoom and are based in Richmond Hill. Please contact them by leaving a voicemail message here: 289-842-3155
  • You can view, download and order forms at or call the CRA at 1-855-330-3305 to order a copy. If you need to order a package, please keep in mind that it may take 10 days for delivery.

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 send us a message through our Ask Us page or call your local branch, 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!

we've got an app

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