Printed Material

The Niagara Falls Public Library has a wonderful variety of books for you to choose from.

ADULT

  • We have a wide selection of Adult Fiction and Adult Nonfiction titles
  • The Graphic Novel collection is popular and constantly growing
  • Large Print books are available for customers with reduced vision
  • Our Self-Published authors section at the Victoria Avenue Library helps demonstrate the writing talent in our city and across the Niagara region
  • The library owns an ever-growing historical and genealogical collection; visit the Local History Collection for more information
  • Reference material on a wide range of subjects is available to use in the library

TEENS & CHILDREN

  • Teens have a devoted selection of books in the library at each location
  • We have an excellent collection of Juvenile Fiction and Juvenile nonfiction
  • Kids love our Juvenile Graphic Novels featuring characters like Spiderman and Pikachu
  • Our Easy Readers are leveled to help children learn to read
  • The library has Picture Books that are sure to pique your child's imagination
  • The Board Book collection is always a favourite for the little ones

Multilingual and ESL

Niagara Falls Public Library is proud to offer books and DVDs for both adults and children in a number of different languages. Our largest multilingual collection is made up of French material to encourage the community to learn Canada's other official language. Our other language collections include Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Panjabi/Punjabi, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Urdu and Vietnamese.

We are also proud to offer a collection devoted to customers learning English as a second language. Our ESL material includes spelling and grammar guides, dictionaries, easy reads for a range of interests and proficiencies, and workbooks for tests like IELTS and TOEFL.

Indigenous Collection

Come downtown to the Victoria Avenue Library and visit our Indigenous collection, created in partnership with Ignite the spirit of Education Foundation Inc. and GoodMinds.com. The collection includes books and DVDs for all audiences with material by and about Indigenous Peoples of North America. It places special emphasis on First nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples in Canada and is a fabulous resource for all Canadians.

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Board Games *Coming this Spring*

This Spring, you'll be able to borrow board games from any of our 4 locations with your library card. We'll have a selection of over 60 titles ranging from family classics like Scrabble and Jenga to Spiel des Jahres winners like Settlers of Catan and Machi Koro. Board Games are a great way to reduce screen time, interact face to face with family and friends, and challenge yourself. They also help build important like skills like comprehension, problem solving, and literacy. Most importantly though, playing board games is a sure way to have a whole lot of fun!

Nature Kits *Coming this Spring*

Get ready to explore the beautiful outdoors with a Nature Kit from the Niagara Falls Public Library. These kits will be available to borrow from any of our 4 locations in March and are aimed at children aged 4-10 with parental supervision advised. Each kit includes tools like a compass, a magnifying glass, a set of coloured pencils, and a booklet with instructions and activity suggestions, among other things. The Nature Kits also come in clear adjustable backpacks so that you can easily take them with you on your next adventure!

LaunchPads *Coming this Spring*

LaunchPads will be available to borrow this Spring across all library locations. LaunchPads are tablets pre-loaded with themed content like videos, games, puzzles, and comics for kids aged 3-13. They're designed with a simple, easy-to-use interface and they're 100% secure. Best of all there's no download time, no need for an Internet connection, and all you have to do to access the content is turn the device on - anytime, anywhere!

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Audio Material

Music CDs featuring a huge selection of different artists and genres are available through the library. We also offer Audiobook CDs and Playaways. Audiobook CDs, also known as talking books, and Playaways are audio recordings made by professional actors who read the text of books aloud. They can be a great alternative to music and can be listened to while performing other tasks, such as housework or exercise.

DVDs and Blu-Rays

Both DVDs and Blu-Rays are available for our customers to borrow. We have movies for all age groups and you can chack them out for up to one week. Enjoy recently released movies, older classics, indie flicks, award winners, favourite TV series, or a wide variety of documentaries - the choice is yours. we truly have something for everyone!

Video Games

At the Niagara Falls Public Library you can borrow video games for several different gaming systems including PS4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch. We also have an older selection of games for the PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and WiiU consoles.

Magazines and Newspapers

We carry a number of magazine titles ranging from the New Yorker to Cosmopolitan. That's because we strive to make sure our collection is made up of popular publications that appeal to a wide variety of tastes and interests. It also includes both current issues and up to a year's worth of back issues. While current issues don't circulate, back issues can be borrowed for 3 weeks at a time.

Newspapers are available daily to read in-house. While publication holdings vary across our 4 locations, each location offers access to the Niagara Falls Review.

Lucky Day Loans

Lucky Day Loans are extra copies of hot new releases that can be checked out for 7 days. The books can't be reserved; they have to be borrowed in person when you visit one of our 4 locations. If you see the title you want to read, it must be your lucky day!

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