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CULC Statement on Changes to Digital Loans for Public Libraries
Richmond Hill Public Library stands with fellow Canadian Urban Libraries Council (CULC) libraries in disagreeing with changes made by Hachette Books to its ebook pricing model and with Blackstone Publishing’s embargo on sales of eaudiobooks to libraries.
CULC's full statement (PDF): http://ow.ly/1xSN50uLO3W
Interlibrary Loan Service Notice Update
June 13, 2019 - Update: RHPL is pleased to announce that interlibrary loan (ILL) services will be reinstated on Monday, June 17, 2019.
Since RHPL (along with libraries across Ontario) no longer has access to the Southern Ontario Library Service courier delivery service, each individual interlibrary loan item will now be delivered through Canada Post. As a result of this change in the service's transportation model, customers can now expect a wait time between three and eight weeks for their interlibrary loan item to arrive.
One eRead Canada
In celebration of Indigenous History Month, readers across Canada are invited to read Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont. We're making the eBook edition of Glass Beads available with no holds or waitlists all month long.
Join libraries across Canada in creating an opportunity for people to read one book together and share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
Sunday Service Update
The Richmond Hill Public Library Board has determined that Central Library will remain open on Sundays for 2019, including between the period of June 9 and September 1.
The decision was made at the Library Board meeting held on May 16, 2019.
The Library looks forward to continuing to serve the community as its knowledge centre.
New cloudLibrary Express Collection
Read popular titles from our new cloudLibrary Express collection! This catalogue is separate from your existing RHPL cloudLibrary account, and allows you to access bestselling eBooks and eAudiobooks for 7 days. No holds, no renewals. See the catalogue.
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.
The issue with eAudiobook access
Demand for eAudiobooks is skyrocketing, but a number of bestselling titles aren't available to Canadian public libraries. We want to share as many stories and ideas as possible in the formats you want. In order for this to happen, the multinational publishers need to work directly with libraries like us to make titles available. Here's what you can do.