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 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.

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.

The Year in Review 2021:

No stranger to change, we continue to re-imagine the way the ideaLAB & Library serves our diverse and growing communities and how we deliver services and experiences that not only meet community needs, but inspire transformation. With community at the core of all we do, we recognize that lasting change starts within. In 2021 we laid the groundwork for transformation and recovery by setting a number of crucial strategic directions.

Read the full report.

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