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We are happy to help welcome newcomers to Canada into their new community.

We have resources, collections, and programs for people of all ages. Library cards are free to anyone who lives in Waterloo Region.

Use the library to:

  • Borrow books, magazines, movies, music, and more
  • Use computers and free wireless Internet
  • Attend free programs and events
  • Read to and play with your children
  • Find books, CDs, and DVDs to help you learn English
  • Learn about Canada and your new community
  • Meet with settlement workers
  • Get a Library Card
  • Study for the Citizenship Test

Are you preparing to take the Canadian Citizenship Test? These resources can help you study!

Online learning

Improve your English skills, or prepare for the TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS and citizenship tests. All you need is a library card!

Learning Express Library
Learning Express

Practice tests and learning tools to help prepare you for TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS, citizenship and more.

Use inside or outside library

Mango Languages
Mango Languages

Start learning a new language today!

Use inside or outside library

French and English language learning
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Improve your French or English language skills.

Use inside or outside library

Road to IELTS
Road to IELTS

Prepare for the IELTS test with reading, writing, speaking and listening exercises.

Use inside or outside library

Library Settlement Partnership

The Library Settlement Partnership (LSP) program is joint partnership between Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, the Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre, and the Kitchener Public Library.

Settlement workers can help new Canadians in the Kitchener-Waterloo area with needs such as language training, career and employment, housing, health care, education and more. Whether you are new to Canada or have been in Canada for some time, the settlement workers are here to help. Translation services can also be made available through referral. 

Locations: Central Library, Forest Heights Library, Grand River Stanley Park Library

Languages:  Amharic, Arabic, English, Italian, Spanish and Tigrinya

Appointments: To book an appointment, or learn more about Library Settlement Partnership, please contact intake at 519-208-9582 or intake@kwmc-on.com.

Newcomer questions?

For questions about newcomer programs and services contact:

Jingjing Xue
Phone: 519-743-0271 ext. 216
Email: Jingjing.Xue@kpl.org