Caledon Public Library

About Us

Public Library service has been provided continuously in the Town of Caledon since the establishment of the Mechanics Institute in Bolton in 1868. The existing system results from the amalgamation of the Caledon East Public Library (which previously absorbed the Mono Road Library Association), the Township of Caledon Public Libraries (comprised of the former Alton Mechanic's Institute, the former Inglewood Mechanic's Institute, the J.T. Thomas Memorial Library, and the Belfountain Public Library) and the Albion and Bolton Union Public Library. The initial meeting of Caledon Public Library Board was held in Caledon East on July 9, 1974.

Today, Caledon Public Library has seven branches that serve as the cornerstones to the community, connecting people to information and each other.

Our Vision for the Future

Caledon Public Library will be exemplary in connecting people, materials and culture to build and sustain a diverse and vibrant community.

Our Mission

Caledon Public Library serves and benefits Caledon by:

  • engaging the community
  • connecting people to information and inspiring creative works
  • partnering and collaborating
  • conducting our business with transparency and fiscal responsibility

Our Core Beliefs

Caledon Library Public believes in striving for excellence guided by our core beliefs:

  • Customer Service: We are dedicated to delivering courteous, efficient, accurate and convenient service.
  • Equity of Access: We provide equitable access to resources and services for all.
  • Innovation and Flexibility: We conceive and implement new ideas in response to a changing environment.
  • Intellectual Freedom: We provide open access to information and artistic expressions.
  • Literacy and Learning: We foster literacy and promote lifelong learning.
  • Stewardship and Accountability: We are responsible for fiscal and environmental sustainability.
  • Teamwork: We work cooperatively and collaboratively to achieve our mission. We consult and form partnerships with other groups to meet mutual goals.