Municipal Library

More than books...

Library Services

An impressive collection!
The Kirkland library has an impressive collection of more than 80,000 volumes in French and English for adults, teens and children.
  • Reference books
  • Magazines and newspapers
  • A small Italian collection
  • Large print books
  • Audio books
  • CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray Disks
  • E-books

To make a suggestion for a book purchase, click here.

Online and Database Searching

Two stations for database searching are available in the reference section. The library's reference resources now include: Canadian Newsstand, EbscoHost's Canadian Reference Centre, Consumer reports and Protegez-Vous. Library members can even have remote access to certain databases. To do so, click here.

Children and Adult Programs

The library organizes regularly a variety of activities for children and adults. For more information on programs, click on one of the following categories or consult the Activities Brochure. 

Computer Room

The Kirkland library has ten (10) computers available with Internet access. Documents can be printed from any of those computers ($0.10/page for black & white and $0.25/page for coloured copies). To reserve a computer for use, you can either come to the library circulation desk or call 514630-2726. Reservations can be made the same day starting at 10:00 am and time periods begin at the hour. Use may be extended to a second hour, depending on availability. *Internet and Computer Room Use Guidelines 

Wireless Internet

The Kirkland library offers free wireless internet (Wi-Fi) to on-site users. The network name is Kirkland_accessInternet_public and is accessible throughout the building. The Library's wireless access points are unsecured connections to the Internet. The Library is not responsible for data transmitted or loss of information over the wireless network. Users should be aware that third parties may be able to obtain information about users' activities when using the wireless service to connect to the Internet. Wireless users are responsible for the protection of their devices from viruses, spyware and spam.

Inter-library Loans

This service allows members to get documents that the Kirkland library does not have, through the City of Montreal's inter-library loan system.


A photocopier is available. The price is $0.10 per copy in black and white and $0.25 per copy in colour.

Reserved Books

It is possible to reserve a book that is already loaned out. When a reserved document becomes available, members must pick up reserved items within three days of notification

Book Return

A book drop is available for returning books at all times (however it must not be used to return DVDs).

Shut-in service

Home delivery of books and periodicals is available to anyone who is confined at home through illness, age or infirmity.


A qualified librarian is available to help you with your information needs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.

Loan period

Each member may borrow a maximum of 25 documents at one time. Only 2 books on the same subject may be borrowed by a family at the same time. Books may be renewed by telephone at 514 630-2726 during opening hours.
  • CDs: Loan period is for three weeks.
  • Books: Loan period is for three weeks, except for best-sellers or reserved books. Members who are going away on vacation may ask for an extension of the loan period. Note that best-sellers and reserved books may not be renewed.
  • Magazines: Loan period is for one week (the most recent issue, however, cannot be borrowed).
  • DVDs and Blu-Ray Disks: Loan period is for one week. Members (adults and children) may borrow up to 15 DVDs or Bu-Rays, at no additional charge.

Applicable Fines and Regulations

Different rates apply for overdue items borrowed by children, teens and adults while there are no overdue fines for senior citizens age 65 and over.
Library members are responsible for all items borrowed on their own individual card. Parents of minor library members are responsible for items borrowed on their child or teen's library card.
Lost or damaged items
Members are charged for lost or damaged items at the current replacement costs. Replacement costs include taxes, binding if applicable, and an administrative fee of $8.00. Due to the parameters of Bill 51, the library cannot accept replacement copies purchased by members.
The Town of Kirkland may take legal action against any library member who fails to return borrowed items or pay for lost or damaged materials.
The Kirkland Public Library is subsidized by the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications.