about + membership banner

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.


3D object in a printer
Idea Exchange has a number of 3D printers available for public use: Old Post Office location: Ultimaker S5 Cubicon Single Plus Cubicon Single Style... Read More»
8mm film reels
Do you have family history or other videos captured on 8mm film reels or Super 8 film reels? Bring these memories back to life with Reel-to-Reel Film... Read More»
A/V Room
Want to make YouTube videos, podcasts, or digital art? Do you have boxes of old photographic slides or film negatives just waiting to be digitized?... Read More»
Cat on chair with keyboard
Do you need a recommendation on what to read next online? Help navigating the latest government or health information updates on COVID- 19? Do you... Read More»
Row of computers
STUDY TABLES and FREE Wi-Fi Limited study space is available at all locations for one 1-hour session per day, per person. Spaces must be reserved in-... Read More»
People talking in a circle
Are you learning to speak English? Would you like to practice your English speaking skills? From September through May, come and be a part of our... Read More»
Cricut Cutting Machine
Calling all scrap-bookers, card-makers and crafters. Idea Exchange, Old Post Office has a public Cricut machine! What does the Cricut do? Well, it... Read More»
Janome Memory Craft 500E Embroidery Machine
Here in the Old Post Office Makerspace we are thrilled to provide access to a digital embroidery machine. This machine makes it easy for you to... Read More»
Students taking an exam
Need to write an exam? We offer free exam proctoring during our opening hours. A small study room at our Queen's Square location can be reserved to... Read More»
Gallery Exhibition Tour. Photo by Brian Duggan
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»
Green Screen and Photo Studio
Smile and say cheese! The Creative Studios at the Old Post Office offers a Green Screen and Photo Studio for all your photography needs. Use our... Read More»
Woman holding out book
Idea Exchange is now resuming Inter-Library loan service. Please be aware that interlibrary loans may take a little longer than usual to arrive as... Read More»
Laser Cutter at Work
The Old Post Office Makerspace offers Idea Exchange members free access to the Trotec Speedy 360 Laser Engraver. Laser engraver technology allows... Read More»
man with lights on face
If you find winter difficult, we’ve got just the thing to boost your spirits during the cold, dark months. Light Therapy Lamps are available for use... Read More»
Galt Post Office
Ever wonder what was it like to live in Preston, Hespeler and Galt...before there was a Cambridge? You can uncover our city's history with these Idea... 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»
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»
Vintage style photo of the microphone in recording studio
The Creative Studios at the Old Post Office offers a music hub with drums, acoustic and electric guitars, a bass guitar, keyboards, and even a... Read More»
Social Worker
Sit down and chat with Crystal, an Outreach worker from Langs Mondays: 9:30am - 1:00pm Thursdays: 9:30am - 1:00pm Get information you need about the... Read More»
Woman looking into a bag and smiling
Are you looking for something new to read, watch or listen to? We can help! Let us take care of you and hand select some recommended materials that... Read More»
Person pressing button on copier
Printing Black and white and colour printing is available from the public computers at all Idea Exchange locations. Wireless printing is also... 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»
Queen's Square Glass Study Room
Due to COVID-19 gathering limit restrictions, only one (1) person is allowed at a time in study spaces or classroom. Time and occupancy limits are... Read More»
Inside our Seed Cabinet
How does your garden grow? At Idea Exchange, we have seeds to help out. Our Preston location is home to a free Seed Library, where you can browse and... Read More»
Library Settlement Program logo
As a primary settlement agency in Cambridge, YMCA Immigrant Services acts as a “first stop” for newcomers.  Through the YMCA Library Settlement... Read More»
laptop with cartoon icons coming out of screen
Free Individual appointments are available to assist you with the use of technology. Appointments are for 60 minutes. A friendly staff member is... Read More»
Nintendo Switch Controller
Interested in gaming but don’t own a console? Want to try before you buy? We’ve got you covered with the latest in video game consoles and Virtual... Read More»
wacom art tablet
If you’re interested in illustration, photography or graphic design, you’re going to love the Wacom Intuos Art tablet available for use in the... Read More»
Person printing
Did you know you can print from almost anywhere and any device to an Idea Exchange printer? Choose a link below to begin: Upload a file or print a... Read More»