The Municipal Library

Located in the basement of the Town Hall, the library offers a large variety of books and magazines. Various services are available:  reference book section with work tables, computers with high-speed Internet access. Various activities are also available: Duplicate Scrabble, story hour, exhibits, meetings with authors, information evenings, etc. To learn more about these activities, we invite you to consult the Informateur municipal bulletin and the Biblio flash (in French only).

Library schedule

Tuesday and Thursday from 13:30 to 16:30 and from 18 h 30 to 20:30

Wednesday 9:00 to 11:00

Saturday 13:30 to 16:30

The library is closed on Saturdays preceding the following legal holidays: Easter, Patriot’s Day, Labour Day, and Thanksgiving. The library is also closed from December 24th to January 3rd inclusively.

Membership cards Résidents Non-résidents
Children and students free 10 $
Adults 10 $ 15 $
Seniors 5 $ 10$
Maximum (per family) 35 $

Loan services

Upon presentation of a library card (obligatory), a member may borrow up to a maximum of 6 documents. Duration of loans: 3 weeks.

  • Late fees: a fine of 0,20 $ per document per working day, up to a maximum of 3 $ per document
  • Book loans (French and English)
  • Loan of periodicals
  • Inter-library loans  (special requests)
  • Reference books (consultation in the library only)
  • Internet access (free)
  • Wireless Internet
  • Book animation activities
  • Cultural activities
  • Book chute
  • Books with large print
  • Theme collections
  • Exhibit section
  • Photocopier
  • Access for persons with limited mobility
  • Free Wifi

Book exchanges

In addition to acquiring a large number of new documents, the library exchanges approximately 1 500 documents that are part of the Réseau BIBLIO GIM (central lending library) collection twice a year, in the spring and fall, ensuring a regular renewal of documents available for loan.

Literary events

Each year the library participates in or organizes activities that are part of the following literary events: the Book Fest in April, the TD Summer Reading Club, Culture Days in September and Public Library Week in October.

Library volunteers

Would you like to join our team of library volunteers who work at the loan counter? Communicate with a library staff member. We would be pleased to provide you with more information and to welcome you to our team.

Biblio Flash

June 2015 (In french)

March 2015 (In french)

February (In french)

January 2015 [In french]

September – October 2014 [In french]

August 2014 [In french]

Access to online services – Online catalogue and member file

Access your file, renew loans, make reservations or consult the catalogue online. Visit the réseau BIBLIO site and follow the link to discover the possibilities. Your user number is on the back of your library membership card. Call the library to obtain your PIN or ask a staff member the next time you visit the library! Accédez au service en ligne

On the web

Consult the library page on the web: Réseau BIBLIO GÎM – Bibliothèque du Vieux-Couvent

  • New schedule

    The library will be open an hour longer on Saturday afternoons, the schedule will be from 13:30 to 16:30.


99 Place Suzanne-Guité
New Richmond (Quebec)  G0C 2B0

418 392-7000, extension 9-241