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Cambridge is a wonderful place! Our distinctive 19th century architecture has been used in films and on TV. We have a butterfly conservatory, a drive-through wildlife park, and the third oldest farmer's market in the country. Our trail system and access to the Grand River make for excellent canoeing, cycling, horseback riding and hiking.

Here are a few of our titles

Hand in the Water cover imageFishing on the Grand River book coverThe Grand River : Dundalk to Lake EriePaddling the Grand River bookQueens of the Ice by Carly Adams, book

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Exploring the Grand River Valley
The Grand River flows 300 kilometres from the highlands of Dufferin County to Port Maitland on Lake Erie. Explore the river valley through these wonderful books and DVDs.

City Planning
Read about Cambridge heritage conservation, former housing studies, environmental studies, traffic control studies and more.

Cambridge Architecture
Read about all the beautiful historic buildings Cambridge is known for, and some buildings that are no longer with us.

Cambridge Times
Cambridge Times

Full text article access to the Cambridge Times newspaper from 2013 – current.

Record Newspaper
Record Newspaper

Full text article access to the Waterloo Region Record newspaper from 1990 – current.


Enjoy unlimited access to over 5000 newspaper and magazine titles, from more than 120 countries, in over 60 languages. Publications are offered in full-colour, full-page format, just like reading the print version. The Globe & Mail is only available for download onsite at the library. Find out how to get started [PDF]. Use in Library | Use Outside Library


City of Cambridge
City departments and services, leisure activities & links to local sites.

Region of Waterloo 
Information on leisure activities and attractions, starting a business in Waterloo Region, and regional government.

Bryan May, MP Cambridge
Member of federal parliament for Cambridge.

Valerie Bradford, MP Kitchener South - Hespeler
Member of federal parliament for Kitchener South - Hespeler.

Belinda Karahalios, MPP Cambridge
Member of provincial parliament for Cambridge.

Amy Fee, MPP Kitchener South - Hespeler
Member of provincial parliament for Kitchener South - Cambridge.



Activities Guide
The latest in sports and recreation programming for children and adults offered by the City of Cambridge.

Cambridge Community Associations
Neighbourhood associations provide recreational, athletic and social programs.

Cambridge Tourism 
Upcoming events, adventures, accommodations, restaurants, historical treasures and more.

Cambridge Trails
Information about the trail system in Cambridge.

Grand River Conservation Authority 
Information on recreational activities such as camping, fishing and hiking, as well as on watershed management.



Cambridge Chamber of Commerce 
Provides resources for the Cambridge business community

Waterloo Region Economic Development Corporation 
A guide to businesses, real estate, products and services in Cambridge, Guelph, Kitchener and Waterloo, and the Region of Waterloo.



Members of Idea Exchange can borrow materials for free from these local libraries:

Find library materials at all three of our local universities by searching any one of their catalogues: University of Waterloo Library, Wilfrid Laurier University Library, and University of Guelph Library.

City of Cambridge (YouTube channel)
Watch city council meetings, special events, messages from the mayor, and more.

Region of Waterloo (YouTube channel)