Memberships

Memberships are available free of charge to all residents of Midland. We also offer memberships to those living in the Township of Tiny, Christian Island or Oro-Medonte. Midland Public Library also offers reciprocal Library Memberships to anyone with a valid Barrie Public Library Card (must live in the City of Barrie), residents of Tay Township (must live in Tay Township and have a valid membership with the Tay Libraries) or anyone with a valid Orillia Public Library Card (must live in the City of Orillia).

If you live outside of these areas you are still welcome to join the library, however memberships fees will apply as follows:

  • $135.00 per year
  • $75.00 for 6 months
  • $60.00 for 3 months
  • $35.00 for 1 month

MakerPlace membership fees for non-residents are:

  • $60.00 per year
  • $15.00 per day

as well as materials costs as listed on our MakerPlace page.

In order to obtain a membership visit the library with a piece of government-issued ID which lists your current household address.

Children under the age of 14 must have their library cards authorized by a parent or guardian.

Library memberships are due for renewal every 2 years for residents of Midland, and annually for all other memberships.

Patrons accept full responsibility for all materials checked out on their accounts and for any fines associated with lost, late, or damaged materials associated with their account. If your library card is lost, please contact the library immediately to report it. Replacement cards can be issued for a fee of $3.

A valid library card or government issued ID must be presented to check out materials.

WiFi Hotspots

  1. Customers must be 18 years or older with a Library card in good standing to borrow a Mobile Hotspot.
  2. Use of the device is subject to the Library’s Public Internet Services Policy. Customers will sign that they agree to all terms and conditions before being permitted to borrow a Hotspot.
  3. Service is available within Ontario. There is no roaming access.
  4. The Library does not monitor or store any data related to users’ Internet use.
  5. The replacement cost if the Hotspot is damaged, lost, or not returned is $200.00. Accessories such as the charger and cord will be charged according to replacement prices, typically $50. Hotspots may not be returned in the Book Drop, but must be returned in person to the circulation desk during the Library’s open hours.
  6. Customers will be asked to complete an online survey about the Hotspot program: surveymonkey.com/r/MPLhotspot
  7. Hotspots may be checked out for a three week period. The overdue fee is $2.00 per day. Internet will be suspended the day after the Hotspot is due to be returned. Customers who have been negligent with Hotspots or about returning Hotspots may be denied future Hotspot loans.

Light Therapy Lamps

Light Therapy Lamps are designed to mimic spring and summer light levels and help treat the “winter blues,” or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Midland Public Library is providing a lamp for community members to use in the Library.
Turn the lamp on and sit, read or work in front of it for 20-30 minutes. For sensitive users, gradual exposure is recommended. Sit about 2 feet away. Face the lamp and allow the light to shine on your face but not directly in your eyes. Do not stare directly into the light. Adjust the angle of the lamp to suit your position.
Light therapy is considered to be safe. Side effects are rare and if they occur they are usually mild and can include nausea, headaches and/or eye strain. There are no known long-term side effects of light therapy. If you experience discomfort, stop using the lamp and contact your doctor.
People with certain medical conditions (retinal disease, macular degeneration or diabetes), and those taking certain medications (melatonin, thioridazine, or lithium) should consult a doctor before using light therapy lamps. The light therapy lamp should not be viewed as a cure, and other measures including staying fit, sleeping well and eating healthy are also very beneficial for treating the symptoms of mood disorders. Use of the lamp is at your own discretion. Midland Public Library is not liable for any health issues related to the use of the lamp.

Printing, Photocopying & Fax Services

PRINTING

Printing is available through any one of our public access computer stations located on the first and second floors of the Midland Public Library.

Patrons are reminded to use the print preview function when printing from our public internet computers as they are responsible for paying for all pages printed.

The print management software on the computers will tell patrons how many pages they are printing and the total price. After reviewing the information, click “OK” twice. When ready, patrons then pay the staff at the Information Desk and the print job is released to the printer beside the Information Desk.

Price per page for printing:

  • Black & White: $0.25/pg
  • Color: $1.00/pg

PHOTOCOPYING

Our photocopying service is available on the main floor, located behind the main circulation desk. The photocopier is operated by staff members only. They will process your photocopying requests.

Price per page for printing:

Copy Style8.5 x 11"8.5 x 14"11 x 17"
Black & White$0.25$0.25$0.50
Colour$1.00$1.00$2.00

FAXING

Our fax service is available on the main floor, located behind the main circulation desk. Staff at the main desk will process your faxing requests for you.

Price per page for faxing:

  • Sending a fax: $2.00 for the 1st page, $0.50 for each additional page
  • Receiving a fax: $0.50 per page

All prices for printing, copying and faxing are subject to change without notice.

Exam Proctoring

The Midland Public Library supports the lifelong learning goals of the residents of Midland & its surrounding communities. To support these goals, the Library may proctor exams for the residents of Midland and/or members of the Midland Public Library, subject to the availability of authorized staff and resources.

  • Examinations must occur during the Library’s regular hours of operation. Library staff will attempt to meet the scheduling needs of the examination taker. Staff has the final authority when setting the date and time of examinations. Rescheduling of test appointments is subject to the approval of the CEO.
  • The student bears sole responsibility for ensuring that all examination requirements have been met.
  • Midland Public Library accepts no responsibility for any charges involved in proctoring (e.g. postal charges, photocopying, etc.).
  • There is no cost to Midland residents or anyone holding a valid Midland Public Library card, for this proctoring service. However, where an institution pays for the proctoring of an exam the payment should be made payable to: Midland Public Library.
  • Anyone requesting exam proctoring that is not a local resident or does not hold a Midland Public Library Card will be charged a proctoring fee. The Library charges $40 per student per exam up to two hours and $50 for a three hour exam.
  • The Library reserves the right to refuse the request if the student provides inaccurate or incomplete information.
  • The Library will not accommodate an exam if it cannot meet conditions outlined by an institution. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure Library proctors are acceptable under their institution’s examination policies.
  • The Library will not be liable for any missing items, papers, samples or other documents related to the exam.

Cultural Places Pass

The Simcoe County Cultural Places Pass is available for free, once reserved, from any County library. Eight cultural institutions are participating in the program – Collingwood Museum, Huronia Museum, Leacock Museum, MacLaren Art Gallery, Museum on the Boyne, Nancy Island Historic Site, Orillia Museum of Art & History and Simcoe County Museum. The museums are all offering family passes for the day. There is one pass available per day for each cultural institution. Find out more and reserve your pass here.