Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot residents: Free
Residents of Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot wishing to obtain a library card must present a piece of identification that shows their address (for example a driver’s licence or tax bill) the first time they visit the library.
Library cards are available at any time and are valid for one full year. To renew your card, you must again show proof of residence, so that we can confirm any change of address.
Parents of children under 15 must sign for their children.
Story time for preschoolers
Stories and arts and crafts for preschoolers. To register, the child must have a library card.
Registration must be completed at least two days in advance by calling 514-453-0013.
This automn the story time for preschoolers will take place at the Marie-Uguay Library at 10:00 among the following Fridays: March 10 and 24, April 7 and 21, May 5 and 19 and June 2.
The reading club meets at the library on the third Wednesday of the month, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
TD Summer Reading Club
TD Summer Reading Club is an inclusive program that strives to engage all children in the joy of reading during the summer months. The program helps connect families with books and build confidence in reading through the delivery of free incentives and fun, accessible library activities.
Children who register for the TD Summer Reading Club at Marie-Uguay library receive free program materials. They are also invited to participate in programs organized at their local library.
TD Summer Reading Club will be back in 2017.
Activities just for teens will take place at the library once a month, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., as follows:
January 13: Painting on fabric
February 17: To be confirmed
March 17: To be confirmed
April 21: To be confirmed
Books for Baby
Give your baby a priceless gift: the love of books and reading! For little ones, reading is a magic moment with a comforting voice telling wondrous stories and unlocking the door to imaginary worlds. Give your newborn a library card, a gift that will enrich its entire life!
Along with your child’s library card, you will receive a free Books for Baby gift set containing a book for babies, provided by publisher Dominique et compagnie, and the magazine for parents Enfants Québec.
Used book sale
The date of the next book sale will be held on January 28, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Lire et faire lire
The pleasure of reading for children with senior volunteers. Lire et faire lire is a province-wide program. Yet, it is incredibly simple. Once a week during the school year, seniors volunteer to meet small groups of children using an approach that focuses on the pleasure of reading and intergenerational exchange. Specifically, the program recruits volunteers aged 50 or over to visit elementary schools and other locations to read to small groups of two to five children. The organization has a single catchphrase: PLEASURE—the pleasure of being told a story, the pleasure of reading, the pleasure of conversing and of building relationships.
Marie-Uguay Library coordinates this program and needs volunteers on a regular basis.
It was in the context of the construction of the new Marie-Uguay Library building that the display case project was created. The designers gave the building its own identity by showcasing the history and the attachment of the residents to their region through the optimal use of materials such as wood and stone. The installation of large display cases that are incorporated perfectly into the building and that can house artistic and ethnological exhibits was a logical extension of that desire for identity. The museum and the library signed an agreement for the design and production of three exhibits a year on themes related to the heritage and history of Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot. The Centre d’histoire La Presqu’île has provided its expertise to interpret the old map displayed in one of the display cases. This innovative cultural partnership among three of the region’s cultural institutions enables each institution to expand its target audience, increase the reach of its activities, foster the emergence of cultural activities and position itself as a regional cultural development organization.
Winter-Spring 2017 exhibit
Visual art exhibits
The library invites you to see exhibits by local artists. Each exhibit lasts three to four months, and you can meet the artist at the official opening of the exhibit.
EXPOSITION DE BATEAUX MINIATURES DE CARL DUROCHER
March and April
EXPÉRIENCES, EXPOSITION DE MARIE-ÈVE LAUZIER
April 18 to July 3
Call for artists
The Municipality invites 2D visual artists and artist collectives in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region to apply to exhibit their works at the library during the year.
Portfolios must include complete contact information for the artist(s), an up-to-date resumé, the artistic approach, a media kit (if applicable), and at least 10 photographs of works by the artist or 5 photographs of the works of each artist in an artist collective. Each work must be clearly identified (artist, level of achievement, title, medium, dimensions, year created).
The portfolio and photographs may be submitted on a CD or on paper, but the applicant must ensure that they are viewable and high-quality. Incomplete applications will not be presented to the selection committee. Interested artists should submit their application to
Call for Artists—Marie-Uguay Library
1300 Don-Quichotte Boulevard, Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot, Quebec J7V 9E2
|Type of item||Length of loan||Maximum per person|
|Books, periodicals, puzzles||3 weeks||10|
Fines (per item, per business day)
Maximum of $10
Items can be renewed by going to the online catalogue, by signing in to your user account or by visiting the library in person.
A special six-week loan is available to those going on holiday.
If the library does not have the item you are looking for, it may be able to find it at another library and borrow it from there. There may be a lead time and fee for this service.
Lost or damaged books
Library users are responsible for damage to or loss of the items they borrow. If a book gets damaged, please do not try to fix it yourself (for example using glue or tape). The library entrusts this work to specialists. However, do let the circulation desk know about the damage to the item.
Users who lose an item must pay the item’s original cost, a $2 fee and the book binding cost (if applicable).
The library offers users a collection of close to 42,000 items, 77 periodical subscriptions, 2,000 DVDs and 1500 e-books.
The computerized catalogue can be searched by title, author, subject, series, publisher or keyword. The collection contains various types of items, such as novels, books on various topics, magazines, albums, children’s cartoons and adult cartoons, children’s puzzles, DVDs and children’s audiobooks.
The reference collection, which includes encyclopedias, dictionaries and atlases, may be consulted in the library only.
Approximately 15% of the collection consists of English-language items. Works of fiction, albums and novels for children are in a separate section, while documentaries are shelved together with the French-language items.
The library subscribes to more than 77 periodicals that library users may borrow. Note that the current issue of a periodical must be read in the library and cannot be taken out.
E-book loans is available at the library since 2012. The collection contains close to 1500 e-books that library users can download for free to a computer or reader. The e-books are exclusively by Quebec authors.
When the library is closed, users may return items using the book drop on the outside of the building.
Holds and suggestions for purchase
Users may place a hold on an item in person at the circulation desk or online using the catalogue. If the item you are looking for is not in the catalogue, you can submit a suggestion for purchase via our catalogue by completing the suggestion form.
Black and white: 25¢/copy Colour: $1/copy
Multimedia and Internet room
• 11 workstations
• High-speed Internet + Wi-Fi
• Software: Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint
• Black-and-white and colour printers
Use of computer equipment
• Computer equipment may be used by any resident of Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot, free of charge, during the library’s hours of operation, on presentation of a library card.
• Non-residents may use computer equipment for a fee of $2 for the first hour and $1 for each additional hour.
• The black-and-white printer may be used for 25¢/page and the colour printer for $1/page.
• Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult, and both must share the same computer.
• Computers may be used for one hour, and must then be given to the next person in line.
• Computers may not be reserved.
If arrangements are made in advance, we will be pleased to give library tours and present our main services to various groups (for example daycare, preschool or school groups).
Home service is for seniors or persons with a disability who are unable to visit the library. Volunteers regularly visit your residence, bringing books that match your interests or that you have requested.
To use this service or obtain more information, call 514-453-0013.
|Regular Hours||Summer Hours|
|From June 5 to September 1st|
|Monday 8:30 am to 6:00 pm||Monday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm|
|Tuesday 8:30 am to 8:30 pm||Tuesday 8:00 am to 8:30 pm|
|Wednesday 8:30 am to 8:30 pm||Wednesday 8:00 am to 8:30 pm|
|Thursday 8:30 am to 8:30 pm||Thursday 8:00 am to 8:30 pm|
|Friday 8:30 am to 6:00 pm||Friday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm|
|Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm||Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm|
|Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm||Sunday Closed|
About Marie Uguay
The name “Marie-Uguay Library” was chosen for the Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot public library when it opened in Carrefour Notre-Dame. Marie Uguay (1955-1981), née Lalonde, chose the name “Marie Uguay” in honour of her maternal grandfather, César Uguay, a Montréal violin teacher. Marie spent her summers at her grandparents’ cottage overlooking the river, at 40 Auclair Street, Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot. She had a talent for writing. She published two books of poetry, in 1976 and 1979, and joined the Union des écrivains québécois, not long after learning that she had bone cancer.
Her participation in La nuit de la poésie was an eye-opener. Shortly before her death, on October 25, 1981, filmmaker Jean-Claude Labrecque produced an intimate, moving documentary in which Marie Uguay bares her soul to journalist and writer Jean Royer. According to her final wishes, Marie Uguay was buried in the Sainte-Jeanne-de-Chantal cemetery, overlooking the river, beside her grandfather, César, on November 3, 1981, in Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot.
Marie Uguay is considered one of the greatest representatives of contemporary Quebec poetry. In March 1994 publisher Les Éditions du Noroît released a book of works by Marie Uguay entitled POÈMES.
Website: L’ÎLE—Marie Uguay (in French)
Through a reciprocal agreement between Île Perrot libraries, citizens of Pincourt, L’Île-Perrot and Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot can benefit from an expanded service offer.
Indeed, you have access to the resources and some services of Guy-Godin Library, in L’Île-Perrot, and Pincourt Library. However, before enjoying this new offer, citizens of Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot must go to Marie-Uguay Library to get an attestation certificate (ID required). Then you can go to one of the libraries to open your subscriber’s file. This procedure must be repeated each year.
At any time, you must comply with the rules and procedures established by the host libraries. Borrowed books must be returned to the lending library.
Here are the services that you have access to:
• Document rentals (CDs, DVDs, books, periodicals, etc.)
• Access to libraries and on-site consultation of documents
• Free Internet access
• Research assistance
• Cultural events offered by the three libraries
Please note that electronic resources and digital books are excluded from the agreement.