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Your library card gives you access to the many services offered at CKPL, including community programs and workshops, free computer and wireless Internet access, books, newspapers, magazines, ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music, online databases and much more.

Our Mission

To be an indispensable centre of culture, community and learning in Chatham-Kent.

Our Vision

Connecting communities with information and inspiration.

Our Values


We believe that CKPL is a vital stepping stone in a lifetime of learning.


We bring together diverse ways of thinking, to collide and intersect; where communities can be created and connected.


We offer free access to people of all backgrounds and abilities.


We respect the community’s needs and contribute to our economy and culture.

Welcoming Space

We create a positive environment that welcomes and inspires both staff and community members.

Intellectual Freedom

We uphold the principles of intellectual freedom and the open exchange of information.