“If minds are truly alive they will seek out books, for books are the human race recounting its memorable experiences, confronting its problems, searching for solutions, drawing the blueprints of it futures.”
Harry A. Overstreet
The Stephenville Crossing Public Library is located in the Town Office Building on West Street. Mrs. Kay Lucas, our first Librarian, started work in Dec. 1968. The library officially opened in Jan. of 1969. Mrs. Lucas remained as Librarian until her retirement in 1987. Mrs. Lucas’ daugther, Mrs. Joan Downey, became the Librarian at that time and remains in that position today.
If you are looking for a special book, we have an inter library loan service, which can be accessed immediately from the library’s book catalogue, wait time for books is about one week.
Stephenville Crossing Public Library is home to the town’s CAP site. This initiative is aimed at helping communities across Canada acquire public access to the Internet and the skills to use the technology efficiently. This federal/provincial program is a part of a national initiative to make Canada among the top electronically connected countries in the world.
The following services are available:
Free email service and internet search.
Printing Services for a small fee
Photocopying Service for a small fee
Basic Computer Training on site
Computers are equipped with software programs
that allow users to write resumes, stories or reports.
All internet services are free but bookings are needed due to great demand on computers.