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About the NovelBranch

NovelBranch @ Gale Centre

5152 Thorold Stone Rd,
Niagara Falls, ON L2E 0A2
Telephone: Gale Centre: 905-356-7521 ext. 5600
Telephone: Victoria Avenue Library: 905-356-8080
The building is fully accessible.

NovelBranch is a vending machine full of Library books and magazines that can be borrowed using a valid NFPL card and PIN.  The items are part of the Lucky Day Collection. These are newly-released books and magazines that are in high demand, so the borrowing period is shorter, and there are no reservations or renewals.


How long can I borrow the items for?

Books and magazines can be borrowed for 7 days.

How do I know when the items must be returned?

NovelBranch will provide a receipt, on paper or by email, with the due date listed for each item.

How many items can I borrow?

To help us make popular items available to everyone, and avoid late charges, we suggest a limit of three items at a time.

Can I return NovelBranch items to library locations?

Items borrowed from NovelBranch can be returned to the machine, or can be returned to any of our four locations in the city.

Can I return items that I've borrowed from library locations to NovelBranch?

If the item has a "Lucky Day" sticker, it can be returned to the NovelBranch machine.  Other materials can be returned in the return box beside NovelBranch or at any Library location.

What happens if I don't return the items on time?

Late return charges accrue for each day items are overdue.  Books and magazines are $1 per item per day late. If charges reach $10, you'll need to make a payment to borrow more materials.  Payments can be made at any library location, or online via My Account.

How to use NovelBranch


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Gale Centre Hours

The Gale Centre is open seven days per week from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. It may close early, without advance notice, if there are no ice rentals. The Gale Centre is usually closed on holidays.

Services Available

Borrow & return Lucky Day items Service is available at this location
Return Box Service is available at this location
Accessible Service is available at this location