Public Libraries provide information and materials for recreational and leisure use; for educational purposes; for personal self-development, enrichment and lifelong learning; to offer access to information to all individuals; to respond to the needs of the community and to adapt to changing technology. All residents qualify for FREE Library services in Lanark County.

Lanark County Libraries are a great place to find out about the community and more. The library provides a wide variety of materials and services such as:

  • Mango (Language Learning);
  • Downloadable e-books and audiobooks;
  • Online databases, encyclopedias and magazine articles.
  • Fiction & Non-Fiction Books
  • Magazines, Newspapers & Periodicals
  • Children & Young Adult Section
  • Movies - DVD (Many new releases)
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Public computers and wireless internet access 
  • PCs with common Internet and Productivity Applications
  • Fax & Photocopier
  • Proctor Services
  • Children's programs offered

The friendly staff is always available to answer questions. Each community library maintains a high profile as a provider of educational, research and cultural services to residents of Lanark County.

Lanark County Public Libraries

Carleton Place Public Library
Free card for residents of: Carleton Place, Beckwith Township
101 Beckwith Street
Carleton Place, ON
(613) 257-2702
Lanark Highlands Public Library
Free card for residents of Lanark Highlands Township & Perth Union Public Library card holders
75 George Street
Lanark, ON
(613) 259-3068
Mississippi Mills Public Library
Free card for residents of: Mississippi Mills, Lanark Highlands Township

Almonte Branch
155 High Street
Almonte, ON
(613) 256-1037

Pakenham Branch
128 MacFarlane Street
Pakenham, ON
(613) 624-5306
Perth & District Union Public Library
Free card for residents of: Perth, Drummond/North Elmsley Township, Tay Valley Township
30 Herriott Street
Perth, ON
(613) 267-1224
Smiths Falls Public Library
Free card for residents of: Smiths Falls and Montague
81 Beckwith Street N.
Smiths Falls, ON
(613) 283-2911