Library Closed Until Further Notice

Due to concerns over COVID-19 the library’s Main branch and the Bernice Sayese Branch  will be shutting their doors to the public effective 4:00pm March 17th, 2020. We will remain closed until further notice.

Unfortunately, we cannot offer curbside pick-up of library materials at this time due to our current renovation project.

Our book drop will remain open if you need to return materials, but please note that late fines are suspended indefinitely, so it is not required that you return your materials on time.

Please check back with the website and follow us on social media for updates.

During this time we may not be able to answer any phone calls. If you require assistance, Reference Services will be available through our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/jmcpl.ca/

Coronavirus Research Database

Including coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak, this database curates openly available content related to coronaviruses. It includes thousands of open-access articles from the world’s leading publishers as well as current research from pre-print repositories such as arXiv and will continue to grow and evolve as more is learned about the pandemic.

Find it by clicking here and log in with your library barcode and PIN.

Or go to our Digital Library page and find it under the Health category.

Register for a Library Card Online!

Register for your library card online! Click the Log-in link on the top left hand since of the menu bar. From there click the Register Now link. Or, click or tap here: Register Now to be taken to the start of the registration process.

If you live within Prince Albert’s city limits and pay your taxes to the City of Prince Albert, select Prince Albert – John M. Cuelenaere from the drop down menu. Then enter your postal code.

If you do not pay taxes to the City of Prince Albert and live within one of the nearby RMs select Wapiti – Headquarters from the drop down menu.

Next, you will be taken to a page where you will fill out your personal information. Once you have filled out that information click submit. If you have questions about how to fill in your information please visit our Facebook page and send us a message there. Someone will be happy to help you.

Once you click submit we will generate the card for you and send you the barcode and PIN for your account via email.

JMCPL presents Creativebug!

Creativebug offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more. Simply sign up for an account to enjoy unlimited access to thousands of online art and craft classes. Watch the classes anytime, anywhere. Since the classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace. No pressure, just possibilities!

Check it out on our Digital Library page under the Hobbies & DIY section, or click the image above!

Homeschooling Resources Available!

We now have some resources available for teachers and students to use while schools and libraries are closed. To access the Infobase you can click the link below, or head over to our Digital Library page and go to the Students & Education section!

Homeschooling Resources

Note: These resources are available until the end of June

Included in this Homeschooling Resources Infobase:

Modern World History, Ancient and Medieval History, Science Online, Today’s Science, World Geography and Culture Online, Health Reference Center, Bloom’s Literature, World News Digest, Issues & Controversies, World Religions, Master Public Library eBook Subscription Collection, The World Almanac for Kids, The World Almanac for Kids Elementary

To access the databases use:
username: jmcpl_sk
password: media

COVID-19 UPDATES

COVID-19 RESPONSE

March 19th, 2020 – We have decided to stop our Homebound Outreach services as of today to prevent the spread of COVID-19

March 17th, 2020 -The Library is closing to the public effective 4:00pm today.

– Effective immediately to prevent the spread of COVID-19, all library programs are cancelled

– Public computers are being shut off until further notice.

– Hold pick-up times have been extended. You now have 42 days (6 weeks) to pick up a hold.

March 16th, 2020 – In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Saskatchewan Libraries have made the decision to suspend Inter-Agency Holds. Beginning March 16th, the ability to place holds on materials from other libraries will be unavailable.

During this time late fines will not be accrued on any materials currently checked out.

The situation is evolving rapidly. Please keep and eye on our website and social media for updates.

Thank you,

~JMCPL Staff

Hoopla Digital – Bonus Borrows Until May 31st!

Hoopla Digital is an innovative service we offer at JMCPL that allows our patrons to listen to music and audiobooks, and watch movies and television shows all for FREE! All you need to sign up is your library card and an internet connection!

In order to provide relief to libraries and to provide more content to patrons during this difficult time of sheltering at home, hoopla is proud to announce the hoopla Bonus Borrows Collection with more than 1,100 top titles and hoopla favorites. Until May 31st you can check out any of the titles linked in the collection without having it use up one of your monthly check outs! Amazing!

There are no hold cues, and watching and listening right from your internet browser is a piece of cake. If you prefer to listen and watch on the go, it’s easy to download the Hoopla Digital app from your smart device’s App Store! The Hoopla app is available for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Kindle Fire!

If you’d like to learn more about Hoopla or if you’d like to sign up and start using this awesome new service, please visit our Databases page, or go to the Hoopla Digital homepage!

All JMCPL Programs are Cancelled

Due to risk of infection from COVID-19 all library programs are cancelled beginning Tuesday, March 17 until further notice.

Hold Redelivery on Libby and Overdrive


The holds redelivery feature is now live on Libby and Overdrive!

What is the holds redelivery feature you ask? Good question!

Hold redelivery lets you pass on checking out an ebook or eaudiobook you have a hold on if you don’t have time to read it. You simply move one spot down on the holds list and let someone else go ahead of you. Then when they are finished with the book you are next in line.

The biggest change for users is that the auto-checkout option is now not available. You will still be notified when your holds become available, but you will need to go into your Overdrive or Libby apps to either check out, deliver later, or cancel the hold.

For more information you can click here! OR watch the video below!

Saskatchewan Public Libraries 2018 Review

The province has prepared a statistical overview of public library services and frankly we’re doing quite well! Check out the PDF provided in the link below. Or click the image above.

https://publications.saskatchewan.ca/#/products/104082