The librarians and documentation technicians at the reader assistance counter are specialized in doing searches and use a large number of resources to answer your questions. These qualified staff members can help you:
- look for and identify documents that meet your needs;
- look for information on a specific subject;
- locate a document on the shelves;
- find a title in the library catalogue or in its digital resources;
- fill out an interlibrary loan request form; and
- Use the library equipment.
Presentations and individual meetings are also offered to help you discover and access the library’s digital resources. Check out the program.
The library offers a multitude of activities for children and adults alike, including story hours, book clubs, a variety of lectures, meetings with authors, writing and thematic workshops, exhibitions, etc. You can consult the program of activities in the Calendar section.
Bookmobile (home service)
Members who are unable to visit the library due to illness or disability can take advantage of the library’s home delivery service. However, since the program is run by volunteers, registration is limited. Register by calling: 450-466-3910.
Public computer workstations
The public computer workstations are available to adults (ages 13 years or over) and young people. Written permission from a parent is required for children ages 12 or under to surf the Internet (a form must be completed on site).
The computer workstations allow users to surf the Internet and use the Microsoft Office Suite. A colour printer is also available to users (15¢ a sheet for black-and-white printing and 50¢ a sheet for colour printing).
These workstations can be reserved for a maximum of two hours a day. Reservations are accepted up to 24 hours in advance, in person at the service counter upon presentation of a Resident’s card.
Interlibrary loans (ILL)
The library can borrow certain documents it does not have from other libraries. To learn more, please visit the Loan procedures section.
Self-serve tablet-lending station
A self-serve station allows you to borrow a digital tablet for use inside the library, thanks to financial support from the Friends of the Municipal Library Foundation. All you have to do is:
- Scan your Resident’s card using the optical reader.
- Enter your password to unlock one of the iPads. Passwords may not contain letters and must be made up of 4 to 8 numbers only. To change a password, you please go online on the catalogue, in the My record section.
- Take one of the tablets. A light will indicate which one to choose.
- Benefit from all the advantages offered by a tablet, on-site, in any sections of the library.
- After a certain length of time, a pop-up will appear on the screen of the iPad and you simply have to reinsert the tablet into the lending station.
“Books for Baby” program
Are you the parent of a child aged one year or younger? Why not take out a library membership for your little one and receive a baby-reader kit containing a book, a family reading guide from Naître et grandir, and other great surprises! You’ll be giving your child the best gift of all: the love of books and reading.
Inquire about it the next time you stop by the library, or call 450-466-3910 to learn more!
Group and individual work rooms
Rooms are designed for group work or individual work. The group rooms can accommodate up to six people. These rooms can be reserved by members for a maximum of two hours a day.
Reservations can be made up to 24 hours in advance by calling 450-466-3889, extension 3339, or by coming in person to the reader assistance desk. When a reservation is requested by leaving a telephone message, the reservation will be confirmed by a return call.
Thanks to the Friends of the Saint-Lambert Municipal Library Foundation, the library now has a video magnifier. This tabletop device allows people with poor vision to read and write by magnifying text or images. It has an adjustable 19-inch monitor, a camera, and a flexible horizontal tray on which to place documents.
The video magnifier is easy to use and allows users to choose between different colours for the background and the text, according to their preference. The device facilitates not only reading but also any writing task, such as filling out forms, writing letters, etc. The tabletop magnifier is available on the first floor close to the DVDs, on a self-serve basis.
The library offers tours to Saint-Lambert elementary schools by appointment. These visits help young students discover the resources the library offers to assist them with their schoolwork or simply for pleasure. Interested teachers can call the library at 450-466-3910, for more information or to make an appointment.
Renting the Zia Room
The library has a multi-purpose room outfitted with audiovisual equipment. Non-profit organizations recognized under the Politique de reconnaissance et de soutien aux organismes de la Ville de Saint-Lambert, residents and non-residents can rent the Zia Room to hold activities, subject to its availability. In some cases, rental fees apply, in accordance with the rates policy in force in the City of Saint-Lambert.
|Price list||Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. |
Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
|Recognized organization $2/hour (non-taxable)||$2/hour (non-taxable)|
|Resident $25/hour (plus taxes)||$25/hour (plus taxes)|
|Non-resident $37.50/hour (plus taxes)||$37.50/hour (plus taxes)|
How to make a reservation
If you would like to reserve the Zia Room for a private event, complete the request form below. You will receive an email response in the following days confirming your reservation.
When your reservation request is received, you will be sent a contract that you will have to sign and return to us. You will then be sent an invoice by email. It must be paid no later than 48 hours prior to the event, either by cheque (made out to the Ville de Saint-Lambert), by cash remitted in person at the library, or by regular mail sent to 490 Mercille Avenue, Saint-Lambert, QC, QC, J4P 2L5.
For more information, call 450-466-3889, ext. 3377.
The submission of a reservation request does not guarantee that the room will be available. Please wait for confirmation from the City before going ahead with organizing your event.