The accessibility mode increases the contrast for people with visual problems.

The library’s catalogue offers access to a wide range of online services. 

Members' accounts

You can access your account via the library catalogue. To do this, enter your citizen’s card number and your password. If you don’t have a password yet, just ask for one at the circulation desk. With a member’s account you can:

  • view your current loans
  • reserve documents
  • renew documents (new acquisitions, overdue documents, documents reserved by other members, and rental documents may not be renewed)
  • view any outstanding fees

Document research

All the documents in the library are indexed in a catalogue. You can search by title, author, subject, etc. Use the catalogue to find a document’s call number. With this number, you’ll be able to find the document in the library.

Reading suggestions

You’ll also find a list of reading suggestions in the catalogue. Click on the What to read tab to consult the list.   

Popular books

Clicking on the Popular books and new acquisitions tab will display a list of documents that have recently been reserved at least five times and a list of the library’s latest acquisitions. 


Accessible via the library catalogue, the PRETNUMERIQUE.CA application features close to 1,000 Quebecois and French titles, novels, works of non-fiction, and children’s books—including 14 English titles—in a PDF or ePub format that’s compatible with most e-readers and tablets. The three-week loan is chronodegradable, meaning that once the loan period is up, the book is automatically deleted. And that means no more late fines!

To borrow an eBook, you must:

  1. Be a library member
  2. Have a permanent password to access the library’s online catalogue. If you don’t have one, just ask for one at the circulation desk.
  3. Have access to an active email address
  4. Click on the Electronic resources and eBooks tab, then click on the PRETNUMERIQUE.CA link. 

You can consult

Logo pdf How to borrow an eBook in 10 steps 

Virtual magazines

Some 20 virtual magazines will be available through the library catalogue, in French and English. Members will be able to read the magazines on their computer, tablet or smartphone (iOS or Android). Current issues and some back issues will be available. You will be allowed to take out as many magazines as you would like, for an unlimited time. It will also be possible to download the publications to read off-line.

To use the free digital magazine service, simply: 

  1. Go to;
  2. Click on the Electronic resources and eBooks tab;
  3. Click on the Zinio link;
  4. Create your Zinio – Saint-Lambert account;
  5. Browse the collection and select the magazine you want.

You can consult

 Logo pdf Start-Up Guide to borrowing digital magazines 

Data base, encyclopedias and more

The Saint-Lambert library subscribes to a number of online resources, which may be consulted by clicking on the Electronic resources and eBooks tab in the catalogue. They are:

  • Canadian Reference Centre (current events reference database, in English)
  • EduMedia (interactive simulations and videos to facilitate science learning)
  • Edu-Performance (Microsoft Office Suite interactive courses)
  • Encyclopeadia Universalis
  • Encyclopédie Universalis Junior (in French and English)
  • (information from newspapers, trade publications, databases, and other sources)
  • Naxos Music Library (online music library)
  • Repère (index to articles from French-language periodicals)
  • Tap’Touche typing software (in French)
  • (language-learning modules based on the Assimil method)
  • World Book, Discovery Encyclopedia (articles and media content for students)