About the Library

Innisfil ideaLAB & Library

A Hub, a Community Kitchen, a Centre, a Source.

With an array of incredible programs, events, resources and stories, the Innisfil ideaLAB & Library wants YOU to get involved today! Books, DVDs, e-resources, free wi-fi, music recording, vinyl signs, graphic design, community gathering space, 3D printing, soldering, business resources, community events, jewellery making, robotics, and we have a laser!*

What are you waiting for Innisfil?! Get a Library card today!

Services & Programs

Borrowing and Curbside Service

The Innisfil ideaLAB & Library is open to the public.

Cookstown, Lakeshore and Stroud Branches are open for browsing, hold pick-ups, computer access and use of printers. Capacity will be limited to ensure physical distancing as we once again offer on-site services and invite the community into our branches.

Our Curbside Pick-Up Service is still available to borrow books, movies, magazines, and more from these three locations: Lakeshore Branch (Alcona), Stroud Branch, and Cookstown Branch. 

Go online to our huge Digital Library to borrow books, stream shows, and download music and magazines. All you need is a library card. Don’t have one? Sign-up online for a membership

Get access to the world’s top newspapers and magazines with PressReader! Innisfil ideaLAB & Library’s newest digital resource, provides digital, interactive access to nearly 7,000 of the world’s best newspapers and magazines. Stay informed with the latest news from trusted sources like the Toronto Star and Globe and Mail. Access through your computer or download from the Google Play Store (Android) or the App Store (iOS).

Computer Use

Computers are available, limited to one hour per day, per person.
All you need to access this service is an Innisfil ideaLAB & Library membership. If you have your own device, you’re welcome to use the WiFi at our Lakeshore, Cookstown, and Stroud Branches.

Printing

Printing services are available at the Lakeshore, Cookstown and Stroud Branches. Please maintain a 2 metre (6 feet) distance from staff and others at all times.

Copying and Faxing

Faxing services are available at the Lakeshore, Cookstown and Stroud Branches. Please maintain a 2 metre (6 feet) distance from staff and others at all times.

Reliable Resources & Support

Stay informed and get support from sources you can trust for Mental Health, Employment, Finances, Newcomer Services and COVID-19 updates. Reliable resources and supports at your fingertips. If you are in crisis, please call 1-833-456-4566.

The Year in Review: 2020

2020 was an exceptional year; one like no other.   Innisfil ideaLAB & Library had to close our doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but found new ways to continue serving the community by shifting how we provided both our traditional and non-traditional services – reimagining ways to connect with residents, and responding to completely new community needs.  The Library displayed the qualities of a resilient organization focused on supporting residents in whatever capacity was required. 
Let us share with you 2020.
A year of challenge. A year inspired by need. A year of impact.

Text only title page of 2020 Library year end report.
A year of challenge. A year inspired by need. A year of impact. Links to the full report.