at 60 Worsley Street, Barrie, L4M 1L6 Canada
Enriching the economic, social and cultural vitality of our community by opening the doors to lifelong learning.
As a vital service provider in the community of Barrie, the public library is a catalyst for imagination, a conduit to information and the cornerstone of the community. With the arrival of the digital age and the natural evolution of our wonderful city, the role of the Barrie Public Library has continued to evolve. We support the joy of reading and discovery, which contribute to the economic and cultural life of the city. The Library enables greater opportunities at work and school for our residents, provides vital public space and ensures all Barrie residents have access to books in all their forms, for all their needs. Enriching the economic, social and cultural vitality of our community by opening the doors to lifelong learning.
Both of our library locations are accessible by public transit.
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April 19, 2019We have received devastating news as a result of the substantial provincial cuts to the Southern Ontario Library Service.
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Inter-Library loan service will no longer be available.
Pending requests will NOT be filled.
New requests will NOT be possible.
April 16, 2019We are very excited to open our main floor washrooms Downtown after an extensive remodelling.
Floors, walls, counter, sinks, stalls and facilities have all been replaced!
To ensure the safety and comfort of all patrons and staff, the washrooms are now secured and may be opened by security or a staff member.
February 26, 2019The Library is the place to be during March Break - we've got a fantastic lineup of activities and shows planned from March 9 to March 16 for school-aged kids and youth!
January 21, 2019Barrie Winterfest is quickly approaching!
Join us the first weekend of February for our Indigenous Speaker series, Jazz & Blues Festival performance, and more!
October 10, 2018We've partnered with the City of Barrie's Creative Economy department and BRIX to offer a Maker in Residence series this fall and winter.
Join us at the library to learn the basics of maker activities like coding, woodworking and more.