For Months or Years, You're Welcome Here
East Gwillimbury might be your home for a little while or a long time. If you're here temporarily, you're welcome at the Library. You can borrow items, use the public computers, and access all resources with a Temporary Address Card. Drop by either branch with proof of name and temporary address and we'll get your card ready. For more information about how to get a Temporary Address Card, including examples of proof of temporary address, visit our Borrowing page.
All residents of York Region can attend the Library's programs - no card required. From weekly storytimes, to STEAM programs, to drop-in tech help and adult groups, we have a program where you can meet new people and learn new skills. If you're looking for a welcoming space to practice your English skills, we offer English Conversation Circle. The Events Calendar on our website has programs times, descriptions and registration information.
If you are a refugee or have recently arrived in Canada, or you're supporting someone who has, below is a resource toolkit for services and supports. Our staff is also available to help you navigate these tools and locate other community resources.
Campaign Page on York.ca
Information for residents and service providers supporting people affected by conflict in Ukraine
Federal and Provincial Government Services and Supports
York Region Settlement Services and Supports
Additional Settlement Services and Supports
How Residents, Organizations and Business Can Help
Newcomer Services Page on York.ca
Information about community partners, services, and York Region’s Newcomer Guide
Information organized by topic to help individuals and families settle in York Region quickly and easily
Information on services in York Region, including utilities, by-laws, permits, medical clinics, and other municipal topics
Phone: 1-877-464-9675; TTY: 1-866-512-6228 (for deaf and hard of hearing)
Hours of operation: Monday to Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed on Sundays and Statutory Holidays
Five accessible service hub centres known as Welcome Centres help newcomers settle and integrate into Canada. Welcome Centres may provide services in languages other than English.
Sharing Accommodation: firstname.lastname@example.org
Two branches located in Holland Landing and Mount Albert, and a library locker for holds pickups and returns at the EG Sports Complex in Sharon
Phone: Holland Landing Branch: 905-836-6492; Mount Albert Branch: 905-473-2472
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No matter how long your stay in East Gwillimbury, we look forward to meeting you at the Library.