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The Library services are free of charge to all Saint-Lazare residents. Qualified personnel are at your disposal to offer a wide variety of services:

Reader assistance This service allows the reader to:
· Obtain information concerning the operation of the Library;
· Learn to use the computerized catalogue;
· Learn how to find books and documentation in the Library.

Reference section
The reference section gives the user professional assistance thus enabling the production of all available resources within the Library on a specific subject.

New acquisitions
Readers are welcome to suggest the purchase of new volumes or periodicals. If the suggested volumes correspond to the current Library policy, they will be bought.

Document reservation
A user may reserve a document already in circulation. As soon as the document is returned to the Library, the reader will be advised and has two days to take possession of the document. However, this reservation service is limited to 5 documents per person.

The library of Saint-Lazare has a wide collection (+500 titles in English, +800 in French) of digital books (e-book). These digitized texts are meant to be consulted on an electronic medium, in particular a tablet or a computer. For more information, click here

Interlibrary loans
In the case of more specialized or rare books, the Library will do its utmost to obtain the books through the interlibrary loan services.

Vacation loans
A 3 week loan period is in place to accommodate our users during their vacation period as long as the document has not been requested or reserved by anyone else.

CD music collection
A collection of classical music and jazz is now available to introduce subscribers to these two musical universes.

Research on the Web
To complete the information contained in the Library, the librarian has access to Internet. He can so produce a complete bibliography on a given subject or still draw the necessary information from a data bank. Furthermore, the users can reserve a period of time to surf the Web on their own.

Wireless Internet surfing
Subscribers can now bring their laptop and access Internet from anywhere in the library thanks to our high speed wireless Internet connection.

Catalog consultation from home
Access the library catalog from home at Transactions are updated every 30 minutes to give you a precise image of the collection and documents available.

Programs and activities
Story time, meetings with authors, reading club, exhibitions, contests.... Here are some of the activities we offer. Inquire with our Library staff; consult our municipal bulletin “Liaisons” or the local newspapers.

Book deposit box
The Saint-Lazare Library has a book deposit box located next to the main entrance that members can use outside library hours.

Our activities are free but you must reserve your seat by calling 450 424-8000, ext. 260.

Collections for people with visual or hearing impairments

You can find many collections for people with visual or hearing impairments. Do not hesitate to ask our friendly staff, they will help you!

Namely you can find:

  • digital books (+500 titles in English, +800 in French)
  • audio books (+500 titles in English, +900 in French)
  • large print books (+100 titles in English, +200 in French)
  • for hearing impairment (+1000 titles in English, +500 in French)
  • for visual impairment (+75 titles in English, +55 in French)
Guides to Braille Learning

Guides to Sign Language Learning

Lire et faire lire program

The joy of reading shared by children and volunteer seniors.  

Lire et faire lire is a true form of active citizenship! The association offers an intergenerational reading program through local branches across Quebec. The simplicity of the program is what makes it truly appealing. During the academic year, seniors volunteer to read to children in one of their local schools once a week. Each volunteer is assigned its own group of 2 to 5 preschool children, kindergarten children, 1st graders or 2nd graders (4 to 8 years of age).

The program’s mission can be summed up in one key word: ENJOYMENT. The enjoyment of having someone read you a story, of reading yourself, of sharing and creating a bond.

Lire et faire lire has two main objectives:

  • Foster a love of books and reading in children
  • Build intergenerational connections

Interested in being part of this fabulous adventure?  


Becoming a Lire et faire lire volunteer reader is easy!

You must:

  • Love children and reading
  • Be 50 years of age or older
  • Be available during the day, one hour per week for eight consecutive weeks (between September and May)
  • Be able to make your way to the school in your area that is part of the program
  • Be able to read in French

You will then be able to:

  • Take part in an intergenerational activity focused on the joy of books and reading
  • Share your love of books and reading
  • Share and discuss with a small group of 2 to 5 children between the ages of 4 and 8, allowing them to benefit from your life experience
  • Meet other interesting volunteer readers

You must register before Monday, August 27, 2018. The activity takes place between September 2018 and May 2019.  

Selected volunteers will be contacted in August 2017.

Volunteer seniors: register at the Saint-Lazare Library where you will be assigned a school or daycare within the Saint-Lazare territory.

Schools and daycares within the Saint-Lazare territory: Do you wish to have volunteer seniors come to your classrooms to read to your students in French? Register at the Library.  

In person at 1275 Du Bois Street, Saint-Lazare (QC)  J7T 3B5

By phone at 450 424-8000, extension 212

By email at



Croque-livres boxes come to Saint-Lazare

These cute little “monsters” are hungry for books!

Fondation Lucie et André Chagnon

The Croque-livres boxes, which have been decorated by the children, will be placed in three Saint-Lazare parks—Westwood Park (2876 Chemin Saint-Louis), Bédard Park (1591 Bédard Avenue) and Saddlebrook Park (2448 Woodbine Street) in an effort to foster a love of reading among children 0 to 12 years of age. These book-sharing boxes are simple, free and easy to use. A child may take a book or leave a book at any time. This consists of book sharing/exchange rather than a loan

Inspired by the North-American Take a Book/Leave a Book movement, the Croque-livres initiative offers children in Quebec free access to shared books. Adopted and managed by organizations, institutions, businesses or even individuals, Croque-livres boxes are a wonderful opportunity to further expose children to books and reading. Because they can be freely decorated or outfitted by their adopted families, every Croque-livres box has its own unique personality. These monster-shaped boxes are a fun and recognizable feature in any community, and they love to gobble up books! They are set up outdoors, Croque-livres boxes are easy to find using the online geolocation map at

About Fondation Lucie et André Chagnon
The mission of Fondation Lucie et André Chagnon is to prevent poverty by contributing to the educational success of young Quebecers by helping them develop their full potential. The Foundation has established partnerships with the Quebec government in order to support local and regional mobilization in areas that are critical to educational success: early childhood development, healthy lifestyle habits and student retention. The Foundation also provides support for awareness activities and tools for parents and Quebec society as a whole.

Last updated: 09/24/2018
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