Kitchener Public Library is the place where community connects. There are five library branches across the city, giving you lots of places to explore, learn and share.

On this page:

  1. COVID-19 updates
  2. About the library
  3. Branches
  4. Get a library card
  5. Wi-Fi and public computers

COVID-19 updates

Most city facilities are closed while in step 2

Ontario is in a modified version of step two of the roadmap to reopening:

  • City Hall: open for scheduled in-person appointments
  • indoor pools: closed
  • Kitchener Market Saturday farmers’ market: open at 50% capacity
  • Kitchener Market Food Hall: open for takeout only
  • parks and outdoor amenities: open
  • indoor wedding ceremonies, funerals, rites and religious ceremonies: permitted at 50% capacity of the room
  • outdoor wedding ceremonies, funerals, rites and religious ceremonies: capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain two metres of physical distance
  • community centres: limited centres open for essential services only
  • arenas: closed
  • indoor gatherings: up to 5 people
  • outdoor gatherings: up to 10 people
  • rentals: not permitted

Visit our COVID-19 updates page to learn what's open and closed as well as how city services are affected.


About the library

Kitchener Public Library (KPL) has more than 560,000 items in its collections including books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, newspapers and more. KPL also carries books, CDs, DVDs and magazines in different languages.

KPL’s virtual service gives you access to information including databases, encyclopedias, newspaper and magazines, audio books, e-books, music and videos.


Branches

There are five KPL branches:

You can find contact information for each location on the KPL website.


Get a library card

There are two types of free library cards:

  • library card for residents of Kitchener
  • reciprocal library card for residents of the Region of Waterloo

Visit the KPL website to learn how to get a library card.


Wi-Fi and public computers

You can access free Wi-Fi at all KPL branches. There are also public computer stations, most with free internet access.