Chatham-Kent Public Library

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Chatham-Kent Public Library (CKPL) offers several services to its members. Almost all of the services offered to members are free of charge. Membership is free to Chatham-Kent residents.

How to Become a Member?

According to Tania Sharpe the Public Services Coordinator of Chatham-Kent Public Library, to become a member, visit any CKPL branch location and provide one piece of identification showing your name and current address. Photo ID is preferred.

Children could also become members of CKPL. However, children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult/legal guardian.

As mentioned earlier the library card is free and is available to all residents of Chatham-Kent.

Services Offered to Members

Once you have signed up for your CKPL library card you can enjoy all the resources and services the library provides which include but are not limited to

  • books
  • magasines and newspapers
  • current and classic DVDs
  • OverDrive* downloadable audio books
  • audio books
  • online databases
  • computer and Internet access
  • free access to WiFi (wireless Internet)
  • family programs and events




Chatham-Kent Public Library Card




Chatham Library Branches

The following tables shows CKPL branches, their locations, and phone numbers.

Library/Deposit Address Phone
Chatham Library 120 Queen Street
Chatham, Ontario N7M 2G6
519-354-2940
Blenheim Library 16 George Street
Blenheim, Ontario N0P 1A0
519-676-3174
Bothwell Library 320 Main Street
Bothwell, Ontario N0P 1C0
519-695-2844
Dresden Library 187 Brown Street
Dresden, Ontario N0P 1M0
519-683-4922
Erieau Deposit 519-676-3945
HighGate Library 291 King Street
Highgate, Ontario N0P 1T0
519-678-3313
Merlin Library 13 Aberdeen Street
Merlin, Ontario N0P 1W0
519-689-4944
Ridgetown Library 54 Main Street West
Ridgetown, Ontario N0P 2C0
519-674-3121
Thamesville Library 3 London Road (Lower Town Hall)
Thamesville, Ontario N0P 2K0
519-692-4251
Tilbury Library 2 Queen Street
Tilbury, Ontario N0P 2L0
519-682-0100
Wallaceburg Library 209 James Street
Wallaceburg, Ontario N8A 2N4
519-627-5292
Wheatley Library 35 Talbot Road West
Wheatley, Ontario N0P 2P0
519-825-7131




CKPL Branches

Branches of Chatham-Kent Public Library




Online Resources

The following online resources are related to Chatham-Kent Public Library.

  • The CKPL catalogue helps you to find, request, cancel, and extend your orders (on books, DVDs and Videos, Books on CD, and Music CDs).
  • If you are interested in genealogy click here.
  • For more information about CKPL catalogue click here.

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