Essa Public Library
A Place For All Seasons
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Check out a Cultural Place Pass at Essa Public Library branches!
Library patrons and visitors to public libraries in Simcoe County are able to borrow single-day passes to fifteen different museums, archives, art galleries, historic sites and interpretive centres located throughout the County.
With the online reservation system, patrons may search for available passes and reserve a pass for the cultural institution of their choice. Passes are available at the Essa Public Library
"Who can reserve a pass?" Adults & teens who have valid library cards may reserve passes. Passes will only be distributed to the person making the reservation. You cannot pick up a pass for a friend or family member. You may book only one pass for use on any one day.
"How do I reserve a pass?" They can be booked in advance. You can book online via the registration form or at the Library, in person, up to 30 days in advance. You will need to enter your library card barcode to reserve a pass using the online form.
"How often may I reserve a pass?" You may reserve one pass per cultural institution during a 30-day period.
"How can I check what passes I have reserved?" You can use the online system to check and see what passes you have reserved. You will need to log in with your library card barcode.
"Can I cancel my reservation?" Passes can be cancelled one day in advance over the phone or in person. You may cancel a pass two or more days, in advance, online, over the phone or in person. Same day cancellations are not permitted. If a pass has already been picked up, it must be returned to the owning library prior to cancelling the reservation.
"When may I pick up a reserved pass?" Passes may be picked up at any time after you make your reservation. They must be picked up at the location you reserved them from. The passes must be date stamped by the library for the day you intend to use them.
"Do passes have to be returned to the library?" Passes will be collected at the cultural institution that you visit. You do not need to return them to the library.
For more information, please visit the Essa Public Library--staff will be happy to assist you or call us at 705-424-6531 (Angus Branch) or 705-458-2549 (Thornton Branch)
SERVICEONTARIO COMES TO YOUR PUBLIC LIBRARY!
The Ministry of Government Services, through its ServiceOntario Division, has been working closely with Public and First Nations libraries to provide access to government services, transactions and programs.
ServiceOntario has a goal of enhancing the delivery of government information to individuals, families and businesses. We want to make interacting with government easier and more convenient for the public. We are able to do this through strategic partnerships between ServiceOntario and local libraries.
The objective of this program is to support Libraries as they provide on-line access and in some cases assistance to individuals, families and businesses who visit the Library looking for government information and self-service e-transactions.
We know that the public often relies on their trusted and respected local library staff to help them find the information they need about public services. We will help you meet these needs and make it easier for both you and members of the public to access information about Ontario Government programs and services.
ServiceOntario is a single window for government information, providing assistance and referrals on behalf of provincial ministries. Additionally, ServiceOntario also offers transactions, such as application filing or intake services. Information about government services is available in one easy-to-use location www.ServiceOntario.ca and the website is particularly user-friendly because it organizes information by key words and themes.
You can reach ServiceOntario through five, separate, yet inter-connected channels: on-line, by telephone, in person, at kiosks and through publications.
1. Online: you can access the website (links on this page) to obtain services such as, "Guaranteed" Birth, Marriage and/or Death Certificate applications; Driver & Vehicle online services such as the Enhanced Driver's License; Business Registration and name searches; access to multiple Ministry websites and much more!
2. Telephone: ServiceOntario's Contact Centre provides government information and referral services on behalf of multiple Ministries and programs. The Centre also provides support for the ServiceOntario website:
1-800-267-8097 toll free
1-800-268-7095 TTY toll-free
ServiceOntario Business Info Line 1-888-668-4249 toll free
3. In person: ServiceOntario Centres offer counter service as a single access point to information from numerous government
ministries, programs and services through a variety of on-site channels. They are typically open during regular office hours (8:30 - 5:00) and there are currently 79 ServiceOntario Centres in communities across the province. Our local ServiceOntario Centre is 34 Simcoe Street, Main Floor, Suite 2, Barrie, Ontario L4N 6T4
For a complete listing of locations and services offered click on this link: ServiceOntario Centres
4. ServiceOntario Kiosks: these Kiosks are located in high traffic malls and government buildings across the province, allowing easy and convenient access to services including: Ministry of Natural Resources hunting and fishing licences; Renewal of Licence Plate stickers; Change of address for Health Cards, Drivers Licences and Outdoor Cards and more. The kiosks accept all major credit cards and function like automated bank machines and form the largest self-service kiosk network in North America. You can find your nearest kiosk through this link: ServiceOntario Kiosks
5. ServiceOntario Publications: You can shop over 4,000 titles in person, by telephone, by fax or mail, or through the Publications Ontario On-Line (POOL) website at https://www.publications.serviceontario.ca/ecom/ or call 1-800-668-9938 (toll-free)
Services to Businesses!
ServiceOntario also provides information for start-up entrepreneurs to address the most immediate needs when thinking about or forming a new business. For a direct link to this service, click on the banner at the top of the ServiceOntario section.
At Essa Public Library Branches in Angus & Thornton, we look forward to assisting you with any questions you may have about ServiceOntario. Please visit our branches, telephone or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Township of Essa is working with the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) to offer access to AboutMyPropertyTM at the municipal office. This service is being made available to those property owners who do not have internet access at home. AboutMyPropertyTM is a secure on-line information, which provides residential property owners access to detailed information about their own property and information on up to 24 residential properties of their choice. Access is also available at both branches of the Essa Public Library Community Access Computers. Property owners will need their AboutMyProperty User ID and Password to log in. This information can be found on the bottom right hand corner of your current Property Assessment Notice.
For more information, property owners can also call toll-free @ 1-866-296-MPAC (6722) or if additional assistance is required.
Other information links:
You can also go online and use 211ontario website to search for information on their easy to navigate site. It features almost 60,000 records of services and programs in every part of the province and is available in both English & French. The answers you need are only a phone call or mouse click away!
Visit the Ontario Trillium Foundation website at: www.trilliumfoundation.org
You can now go online to use an all-in-one application to register births, apply for a birth certificate, Social Insurance Number, request a marriage or death certificate. Visit http://www.serviceontario.ca