The Region of Waterloo is responsible for all library services. Recently the Region of Waterloo launched its new website. It is interactive, user friendly, and is all encompassing of the Region. In North Dumfries Township our main branch is the Ayr Branch.

Ayr Branch
137 Stanley 

Mon: Closed
Wed: 10a.m.-8p.m.
Thu: 10a.m.-8p.m.
Fri: 10a.m.-6p.m.
Sat: 10a.m.-3p.m.


Region of Waterloo Library cards are now available at the Region Office at 150 Main St, Cambridge
Residents of the Township can obtain these cards from the Citizen Service Desk on the Main Floor of this Office.

To obtain a free library card, residents must show photo identification that has their current address, or two pieces of identification which contain the resident's street address.

Examples of acceptable photo I.D. are a valid driver's license, firmarms license or student card (if it includes an address. Acceptable non-photo I.D. includes bank statements, cheques, utility or tax bills, report cards, temporary driver's licenses and postmarked letters.

The Region of Waterloo Library is Funded by the four Townships, and serves residents through its 10 branches. Library cards are also available at each branch, and provide access to many electronic resources as well as the use of neighbouring library systems.


The Ayr Library offers rental community space for local groups and organizations in the Aileen Gingerich Room. Meeting rooms in the Region of Waterloo Library system are intended primarily as educational or cultural resources for the community. The meetings room comes equipped with tables and chairs. Audio-visual and electronic equipment are also available with a security deposit.

Information about room rental procedures can be found here.

In order the rent the Aileen Gingerich Room, an application must be filled out and delivered to the library.
The application form can be found here.

Click here to view the Region of Waterloo library site.