Conveniently located at the Benson Centre the city’s west end, the NovelBranch Kiosk offers residents another library service point within in our community. Users can browse, check-out and return books, all at one convenient location. The Kiosk will be available to anyone with an active Cornwall Public Library card, during the Centre’s opening hours.
The NovelBranch Kiosk features a collection of 150 Adult, Child, and Young Adult books. A sturdy transparent door allows customers to easily view the collection. To open the kiosk door, scan your library card and enter your PIN. That’s all it takes. Peruse the shelves as if they were in the library, make your selections, and simply close the door. There are five shelves of material to choose from.
The NovelBranch uses RFID technology to know which books have been removed and will automatically check them out on your account. You can also return library items in the kiosk or at the main library downtown branch.
The official ribbon cutting launch will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February10 at the Benson Centre near the main entrance. Library staff will also be onsite Saturday, February 12 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm to help with first time users. Members of the community are invited to drop-in during these times to try out the NovelBranch and to register for a library card if needed. If you’re registering for a library card, please bring a form of ID and proof of address (such as a driver’s license) with you.
The collection will be constantly updated with new items so be sure to visit often!