Mississauga Library System

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Mississauga Library System
CountryCanada
TypePublic library
Established1895
LocationMississauga, Ontario
Branches18
Collection
Items collectedbusiness directories, maps, books, periodicals, genealogy, local history,
Size1.3 million
Access and use
Circulation7,301,788 (2012) [1]
Population served770,000
Other information
Budget$26,453,145 [1]
DirectorLori Kelly
Websitemississauga.ca/library

The Mississauga Library System (MLS) is the public library system of Mississauga, Ontario. The system has 18 branches, consisting of the Mississauga Central Library and 17 smaller neighbourhood libraries.

Services[edit]

The Library offers many services and programs such as story times, March Break activities and a telephone dial-a-story service. Resources range from advice to parents on choosing books to internet resources for kids.

  • Information and reference services
  • Access to full text databases
  • Community information
  • Internet access
  • Reader's advisory services
  • Programs for children, youth and adults
  • Delivery to homebound individuals
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Free downloadable audiobooks
  • e-books [2]
  • Exam proctoring

Central Library[edit]

Mississauga Central Library

The Mississauga Central Library is located at 301 Burnhamthorpe Road West, adjacent to the Mississauga Civic Centre, it is the largest branch of the Mississauga Library System, containing four floors of materials and a further floor for silent study, and has functioned as the main library for the system since its opening in 1991.[3]

Neighbourhood Branches[edit]

The Meadowvale Community Centre was renovated in July 2014 and re-opened in fall 2016 with a new library within the building.
Branch Address Date opened Notes
Burnhamthorpe 43°37′16″N 79°36′11″W / 43.62113°N 79.60306°W / 43.62113; -79.60306 (1350 Burnhamthorpe Road East) 1976
Churchill Meadows 43°33′10″N 79°44′50″W / 43.55275°N 79.74730°W / 43.55275; -79.74730 (3801 Thomas Street) January 2007 Shares facilities with St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School
Clarkson 43°30′42″N 79°39′01″W / 43.51153°N 79.65038°W / 43.51153; -79.65038 (2475 Truscott Drive) 1956 At current location since 2002.
Cooksville 43°34′50″N 79°37′02″W / 43.58051°N 79.61728°W / 43.58051; -79.61728 (3024 Hurontario Street, Suite 212) June 2004
Courtneypark 43°37′27″N 79°42′36″W / 43.62410°N 79.71001°W / 43.62410; -79.71001 (730 Courtneypark Drive West) November 2004 Shares facilities with St. Marcellinus Secondary School
Erin Meadows 43°33′23″N 79°43′00″W / 43.55629°N 79.71677°W / 43.55629; -79.71677 (2800 Erin Centre Boulevard) September 15, 2001 Shares facilities with St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School
Frank McKechnie 43°37′00″N 79°39′12″W / 43.61663°N 79.65324°W / 43.61663; -79.65324 (310 Bristol Road East) 2000
Lakeview 43°35′00″N 79°33′47″W / 43.58329°N 79.56312°W / 43.58329; -79.56312 (1110 Atwater Avenue) 1967
Lorne Park 43°31′52″N 79°37′40″W / 43.53100°N 79.62768°W / 43.53100; -79.62768 (1474 Truscott Drive) 1967
Malton 43°43′24″N 79°38′20″W / 43.72322°N 79.63885°W / 43.72322; -79.63885 (3540 Morning Star Drive) 1977
Meadowvale 43°35′06″N 79°45′22″W / 43.58502°N 79.75613°W / 43.58502; -79.75613 (6655 Glen Erin Dr) 1974 At current location since 2016. Shares facilities with Meadowvale Community Centre, it is located on the upper level.
Mississauga Valley 43°35′49″N 79°37′27″W / 43.59701°N 79.62421°W / 43.59701; -79.62421 (1275 Mississauga Valley Boulevard) January 26, 1980
Port Credit 43°33′06″N 79°35′11″W / 43.55168°N 79.58647°W / 43.55168; -79.58647 (20 Lakeshore Road East) 1962
Sheridan 43°31′50″N 79°39′09″W / 43.53047°N 79.65252°W / 43.53047; -79.65252 (2225 Erin Mills Parkway) 1976 At current location in Sheridan Mall since 2002.
South Common 43°32′32″N 79°41′04″W / 43.54216°N 79.68454°W / 43.54216; -79.68454 (2233 South Millway Drive) 1983 At current location since 1998. When it was located at 2227 South Millway Drive, the branch was known as Erin Mills South branch.
Streetsville 43°35′02″N 79°43′01″W / 43.58376°N 79.71704°W / 43.58376; -79.71704 (112 Queen Street South) 1967
Woodlands 43°33′46″N 79°38′58″W / 43.56277°N 79.64943°W / 43.56277; -79.64943 (3255 Erindale Station Road) April 7, 1975 At current location since 2014.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Canadian Library Statistics: Public Library Statistics - 2012
  2. ^ eBooks
  3. ^ "Central Library". Library Hours and Locations. City of Mississauga. Retrieved 20 June 2016.

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