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Service Announcements

Pickering Central Library and Civic Complex Parking Lot Closure

Please note: The Pickering Central Library and Civic Complex parking lot will be closed for the Pickering City Centre Farmers’ Market every Tuesday from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. beginning on June 14 until October 4. Additional parking is available at the Pickering Town Centre.

How to get information in the event of a service disruption by Canada Post.

Most notifications from the library come by email or phone and these notifications will continue, however, final notices and charges for lost items are normally mailed out. You can find out what you have borrowed, when it is due and renew most items (as long as no other client has requested them) in one of the following ways:

  • online at
  • via the automated telephone system at 905-831-8209
  • calling the Central library at 905-831-6265 or your local branch
  • visiting any Pickering Public Library location.

You can pay your fees online at or by coming into a library branch. Don’t forget that you are still responsible for ensuring that your library materials are returned on time.
Thank you,


Summer Children's Contests

Wild Photo Scavenger Hunt Contest (12 years and under).

Spend your summer sharing what you are wild about!

Every week choose ONE of the items on the list (no duplicates please). Snap a picture and email it to [email protected]. Please include the following in your email: the number you are doing, where it was taken, your name, phone number, and library card number.

Hobby Nights

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Beginning September 7 every Wednesday night will be hobby nights at Central. Hobby nights will be held upstairs in the Auditorium from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.