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Services

You know about our collections. Probably even our programs and events. But what about all the other services we offer to enrich your life?

Idea Exchange provides free one-on-one technology training, unlimited WiFi, borrowing from other libraries in Canada, and so much more. Browse our services list to see what you can do today.


Row of computers
It’s easy to use the internet or prepare a document at Idea Exchange. All locations offer computer workstations with internet access and Microsoft... Read More»
Students taking an exam
Need to write an exam? We can help with that. The Queen's Square location has a small boardroom that can be booked for use to write an exam. If your... Read More»
Gallery space at Design at Riverside
Tours are offered for all of our exhibitions. School groups, organizations, and corporate groups are welcome. Tours can be designed to suit your... Read More»
Woman holding out book
Can’t find a title that you would love to read? The Interlibrary Loan department -- also known as ILLO -- may be able to help. If the book or book on... Read More»
Galt Post Office
Search our local history database for newspaper articles from the Dumfries Reformer (from 1849), the Galt Reporter (1857 to 1899) and the Cambridge... Read More»
MagnusCards App
At Idea Exchange, we work incredibly hard to provide a welcoming and accessible environment for all members of our community, and to provide our... Read More»
Microfilm reader
Historical documents on microfilm and microform readers are kept at our Idea Exchange, Queen's Square location. Please ask at Member Services for... Read More»
Person printing
Did you know you can print virtually any document from any device to an Idea Exchange printer? Using our mobile printing service, you can print in a... Read More»
Movie reel and popcorn on table
Idea Exchange offers a large selection of popular and educational movies for children and adults. These movies are listed in the online catalogue and... Read More»
Music Hub on stage
Idea Exchange, Clemens Mill has a Music Hub available for bookings.  The Music Hub includes a drum kit, two guitars, a bass guitar and a keyboard,... Read More»
Person pressing button on copier
Printing, in black and white only, is available from the public computers at all Idea Exchange locations, except Design at Riverside. The cost for... Read More»
Printmaking studio
Our Printmaking Studio at Design at Riverside opened in 2004 within the University of Waterloo's Architecture building in the city of Cambridge. The... Read More»
Book with open pages beside a stack of books
Under Idea Exchange’s reciprocal borrowing program, residents from Hamilton, Waterloo, Kitchener, Guelph, Wellington County, Brant County (excluding... Read More»
Study Room
Idea Exchange, Queen's Square has a quiet study room available for booking for individuals or small groups. The room is free and available to book... Read More»
Woman showing senior how to use a tablet
Are you a computer beginner? Want to learn how to download eBooks on your mobile device? Or maybe you need help with creating a Facebook account, or... Read More»
Man using laptop seen from above
Go wireless at all Idea Exchange locations! We're happy to offer you free WiFi at all locations. Whether you need a quiet space to work on your... Read More»