Huron County Library

Site: Howick Branch

Service: Huron County Library

Description (Service) COVID19 All Huron County Library branch locations are open for limited in-branch services that may include scheduled computer appointments (45 minutes, just one appointment per day per person), curated or pre-arranged browsing, space bookings and inside holds pick-up. Programs and events are being offered virtually. Take and Make children's activities are regularly offered for pick up at the branch. Free wifi in all library parking lots password: huroncounty
  • Fine free program extended to Dec 31, 2021 for items not returned by their due date post Mar 17, 2020
  • Book drops are open
  • Curbside service by appointment available
  • Encourage patrons to utilize our online resources during this time. Online card registration is available on website.
Should you require assistance, please contact the branch during days of service or send the branch an email.

    Provides residents/taxpayers with:
  • library materials, information and related programs and services
  • reference service
  • comprehensive information provided to the public upon request
  • Internet access and computer workstations
  • wireless (wi-fi) Internet
  • children's services
  • circulation of a wide variety of reading materials
  • mp3 audiobooks, audiobooks on CD and music CDs
  • DVDs, Blu-ray
  • large print books, talking books, DAISY readers and DAISY discs
  • interlibrary loans
  • local history and genealogical materials
  • collection also includes family literacy kits, STEAM kits, Object Library and lending Internet Hubs
  • free passes for the Huron County Museum
Service Details
Hours COVID19 Wed 2 pm-6 pm, Sat 11 am-2 pm. Call to confirm.
Tue, Wed, Thu 4 pm-8 pm * Fri 1 pm-5 pm * Sat 10 am-2 pm
Areas Served Huron County
Eligibility Library cards are free to all residents of Huron County. A resident is defined as someone who rents or owns property in Huron County
Application New members can apply for a library card at any branch of the Huron County Library. Must have identification with current address

The Huron County Library has reciprocal borrowing privileges with Bruce County, Middlesex County, Wellington County, Lambton County Libraries, the Perth County Information Network (excluding Perth South), Stratford Public Library, and Waterloo Regional Library. To obtain a membership in a neighbouring library system, the applicant must hold a valid library card from the municipality in which s/he resides.

Perth South is a contract municipality with Huron County Library. Perth South has no library, but pays for its residents to have borrowing privileges from the Huron County Library.
Languages English
Fees Membership ; Membership ; Library cards are free to all residents of Huron County. An annual non-resident membership fee of $70.00 per household is charged to outside user areas. Replacement cards are issued at the cost of $2.00. Damaged or worn-out cards are replaced free of charge.

Loan Periods and Fines - Most materials may be borrowed for three weeks, and may be renewed two times. Fines (or extended use fees) are 25 cents per item per day for most materials.
Address and Location
Located In Community Howick
Address & Map
45088 Harriston Rd
Gorrie, ON N0G 1X0
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Intersection Mcintosh Line and Hwy 87
Mailing Address c/o Alice Munro Public Library 
Box 280 
281 Edward St 
Wingham, ON N0G 2W0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-335-6899
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Primary Contact Shannon Kammerer, Information Services Librarian; Email:
Alternate Contact Beth Rumble, County Librarian; Email:
Primary Executive Jenni Boles, Deputy County Librarian; Email:

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