The Hearst Public Library was founded on December 17, 1974. In its beginning, the library was situated in the basement of the Hearst High School where it shared its space with the school library. On June 4th, 1984, the library moved downtown to a new location situated at 817 George Street, formerly Lecours Smoke Shop. Since July 1994, it is at its present location, 801 George Street, formerly Stedman’s.
In addition to books for adults, teens and children, the library’s collection contains a vast selection of DVD, magazines, puzzles, large print books, audiobooks, reference books, online ressources as well as a genealogy research centre. We also offer interlibrary loan service, mobile library service for homebound patrons, an outdoor book return box, photocopy/fax/scan service, study room, guided library tours by appointment and a variety of activities.
We have computers and iPads with Internet access as well as WiFi available to the public.
Depuis janvier 1993, une association de bienfaisance et de bénévolat est constituée sous le nom "Les Ami(e)s de la Bibliothèque". Celle-ci vise à favoriser l’extension et l’amélioration des services et des ressources de la Bibliothèque publique de Hearst.
Le conseil d’administration et le personnel de la bibliothèque vous invitent à utiliser nos nombreux services. Il nous fera un plaisir de vous servir!