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, 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 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 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 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
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.
The Gale Centre hours for the Easter weekend, 2017, are:
Good Friday, April 14th - closed.
Saturday, April 15th - 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday, April 15th - 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Easter Monday, April 16th - closed.
Borrow & return Lucky Day items