News From Library
Changes are coming to Richmond Green Library!
Exciting changes are coming to Richmond Green Library! Starting July 4, Richmond Green Library will close for various space enhancements, including updates to the service desk, an automatic sorter for materials, and other cosmetic changes. Find out more.
Brand New Resources
You now have access to four brand-new digital resources with your RHPL card. Whether you're a small business owner, a foodie, a teacher or a parent, we've got something new that we know you'll want to try!
Discover our new resources: Kermode, Road to IELTS, New York Times, and Gale Business Plan Builder. Find out more here.
OverDrive and Libby apps
During 2022, OverDrive plans to wind down the legacy OverDrive app and make Libby the primary way for users to enjoy our digital library. As a first step, the OverDrive app will be removed from the Apple App Store, Google Play, and the Microsoft Store on February 23, 2022. Find out more here.
Virtual Tax Clinics
Our virtual tax clinic is now full. Richmond Hill Public Library is providing free virtual tax clinics for residents of Richmond Hill in March and April, by appointment only.
Please download and fill out the Tax Clinic Application Form and submit the completed form to the 3rd floor Information Desk at Central Library. All forms are also available at main service desks at each of our branches.
Please fill out a separate form for each person applying. Only those eligible for an appointment will be contacted. If selected for an appointment, you'll need to review our Tax Clinic Checklist to confirm the documents that need to be brought to your virtual appointment. Appointments will be done through Zoom, a free video conferencing software for tablets, smartphones and computers.
Starting August 1, 2021, RHPL's digital magazine collection will be available through PressReader. Digital magazines will no longer be available through the Library's OverDrive account. PressReader offers over 7,000 magazines and newspapers in over 60 languages, all free with your RHPL card.
Registration for our October, November and December online programs is now open. Explore a variety of programs on topics like coding, crafting, hip hop and more!
ESL and Multilingual Collections
Recent improvements to our catalogue make it easier than ever to find ESL (English as a Second Language) and multilingual materials! Simply visit our catalogue and use the first drop down menu (labelled "Everything") to browse these items.
NEW! Video Games
We're levelling up! RHPL is proud to present video games as the latest edition to our collection of items. Use your RHPL card to check out PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch games. More titles will be added as we pilot this exciting initiative in our community. Visit our catalogue to explore available titles.
Board Book Bundles
You can now pick up a bundle of pre-packaged board books to enjoy at home! Simply request the bundles by calling your local branch or when you're picking up your pre-booked curbside pickup order. Bundles are safely wrapped with care and offer a unique reading surprise for our littlest readers.
Holds are not available on board book or board book bundles. For more information on our reopening, visit www.rhpl.ca/reopening.
New! Temporary Digital Cards
Temporary Digital Cards are one of the many ways we're working to support you during this time.
Don't have an RHPL card? If you’re a resident of Richmond Hill, Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King Township, Markham, Newmarket, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville, you can fill out our online form to receive an RHPL digital card. You’ll immediately be issued a temporary card, which you may transfer into a permanent card once we’re open.
Your RHPL card number and PIN will give you access to all RHPL eresources, including eBooks and eAudiobooks.
Access our online form to get your RHPL card immediately. Find out more.
We've got an app!
Accessing your RHPL account, connecting to library services, and searching our catalogue has never been easier. Download the RHPL app from your app store.