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Public Libraries

The Haliburton County Public Library has seven branches and one Depot.
In Algonquin Highlands there is a branch in Stanhope and a Depot in Dorset.

At this time both the Stanhope Branch Library and Dorset depot are closed until further notice.

The library system in Haliburton County offers traditional borrowing as well as a highly active e-book service. There are book clubs, inter-library loans, internet access, room rentals - even drinking water drop-off locations.

Contact either of our two libraries to see what's going on.

Dorset Depot 

Attention! please note this location is currently closed until furter notice

Located in the Dorset Recreation Centre
1051 Main Street, Dorset
(705) 457-2241 (for information)

There are no book shelves to browse at the Dorset Library Depot.  You are able request items from any HCPL branch at and then have them delivered to the Dorset Recreation Centre for you to pick up.

There will be a once a week delivery on Saturday and you will be informed by the library ahead of time whether you should be expecting something.

Items can then be picked up at the Dorset Recreation Centre during Recreation Centre operating hours. For your privacy your items will come in a zippered package with the last 4 digits of your library card on the front. You must bring your library card to show Recreation Centre staff.

Visit for details, or call 705-457-2241.

Stanhope Branch

1109 North Shore Road, Stanhope
(705) 489-2402

Stanhope Branch Hours

please note this location is currently closed until furter noticeAttention!

Tuesday - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wednesday - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Friday - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Saturday - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM