Library Partners

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the East Gwillimbury Library is an independent, benevolent, not-for-profit, membership-based organization that operates under the direction of an elected Board. The Friends of the East Gwillimbury Library was formed in 2002 to be a voice in the community promoting the importance of literacy through our Library. More...

East Gwillimbury Gardeners

Learn down-to-earth garden tips and green-thumb wisdom, get the inside scoop on what's new in gardening and play a part in beautifying East Gwillimbury. Visit our website or join us on Facebook.

Southlake Cinemania

Southlake Cinemania Film Circuit brings award-winning, international films to the communities of York Region. Now in its eighth year, the film series began as a fundraiser for the East Gwillimbury Public Library and has blossomed into a popular community cultural event enjoyed by audiences across York Region and South Simcoe. Films are first-run, usually still playing in Toronto, and are shown on Monday nights at Silvercity Theatre, located at Green Lane and Yonge Street.
*Season passes are payable by cheque only
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Centre for Equitable Library Access Collection

East Gwillimbury Public Library offers a collection of over 230,000 books, magazines, newspapers and described videos in a choice of formats for people with a print disability.

Lots of choice including current bestsellers, award-winners and classics

Fiction, non-fiction, self-help, business and more

Books for kids, teens and adults

Books in audio, braille or accessible e-book formats

Download books or receive home delivery by mail


Access to the CELA collection is available to people who are unable to read conventional print due to a disability, which includes:

Learning disability: an impairment relating to comprehension

Physical disability: the inability to hold or manipulate a book

Visual disability: severe or total impairment of sight or the inability to focus or move one's eyes.

How to sign up for CELA

You will need a valid EGPL card; then come into your local branch, or call 905-836-6492 to be enrolled for this service.

Access to the collection is offered in a number of ways:

Download books to your computer or mobile device, such as an iPhone

Download books to a DAISY player over a wireless connection without using a computer

Receive audio CDs, Braille or described movies through your local branch or by mail directly to your home.

The CELA website can be found at:

Library Settlement Partnership

The Mobile Outreach Unit of the Welcome Centre Immigration Services office in Newmarket is available to assist clients at the Holland Landing branch by appointment. Call 1-877-761-1155.

Salvation Army Mobile Unit

The Mobile Outreach Unit of the Salvation Army is available to assist clients at the Holland Landing branch on the last Tuesday of the month from 4-7 pm, providing vulnerable residents with food, clothing, shelter, advocacy and social service.