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.
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).
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 services are available at the Lakeshore, Cookstown and Stroud Branches.
Copying and Faxing
Faxing services are available at the Lakeshore, Cookstown and Stroud Branches.
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.
Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
The Innisfil ideaLAB & Library is committed to the principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. Libraries have a responsibility to create an environment and contribute to a culture that respects people’s dignity, ideas and beliefs and in which individuals can participate, maximize their contributions, and achieve their full potential.
Our Library aims to demonstrate support for the dignity of all community members, customers, employees, volunteers, and partners regardless of heritage, ability, education, beliefs, race, income, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental capabilities, and other characteristics that make individuals unique.
We believe that respectful dialogue builds understanding and stronger communities. We strive to encourage mutual respect, inclusion, and celebration of differences by embracing cultural humility as a key foundation to our approach. Cultural humility is a practice of self-reflection to understand personal and systemic biases and to develop and maintain respectful processes and relationships based on mutual trust.
We understand too that the acceptance of differences can place individual and collective values in conflict with one another. We encourage the community to recognize, respect, and embrace each individual’s diversity. We believe that by working together we can move from simply acknowledging diversity and inclusion to enabling an environment that is supportive, accessible, and equitable in its practices.
Innisfil ideaLAB & Library will make diversity and inclusion a priority in planning and decision making for staffing, collections, programs, services and organizational change.
Learn more about our commitment by reviewing the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Policy.
Learn about our commitment to Truth & Reconciliation and our response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.
Our Commitment to Intellectual Freedom
Your public library protects your right to choose for yourself what to read, what programs to attend, and what services to use. This allows everyone to explore and learn about a variety of topics, even controversial or unpopular ones. The Innisfil ideaLAB & Library protects your Intellectual Freedom by providing access to a wide range of materials, resources, and programs, and by upholding the individuals’ right to read and think freely.
As a cornerstone of democracy, Intellectual Freedom is protected under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (section 2B), and is a key element of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Article19).
The Innisfil ideaLAB & Library endorses the Ontario Library Association’s Statement on Intellectual Freedom and the Intellectual Rights of the Individual, and their Position on Children’s Rights in the Library and Teens Rights in the Library.
Invested in the Community
A visit to the Innisfil ideaLAB & Library opens more than doors to the imagination. With resources for learning, entertainment, and community engagement, your Library is the ultimate hub for information and discovery. More than that, our Library plays a crucial role in fostering both economic and social growth in Innisfil.