About the Library

The Barrie Public Library serves a population of 140,000 residents in Barrie, Ontario. We have three locations: DowntownPainswick and Holly. Learn about our Locations, Services and Stay Safe Guidelines.

Mission, Vision and Values

Our Mission

Discover Opportunities

Our Vision

Barrie Public Library...where community comes together.

Our Values

We care about and respond to the needs of our community and our colleagues. We have unique interests, experiences and passions, and we bring these to work every day. We engage with our community and welcome everyone.

We are interested, inquisitive and committed to exploring new ideas and considering fresh perspectives.  It is our curiosity and creative thinking that will ensure we continue to succeed. We use our imaginations to exceed expectations.

We believe in collaboration, inclusion, and diversity. Through partnerships and community engagement, we seek opportunities to cooperate and build connections.  We share.

Strategic Plan

Our current Strategic Plan outlines our strategic directions and goals for 2020-2024. 

Our Strategic Directions

  • Awareness
  • Connections
  • Inclusion
  • Relevance
  • Culture

Economic Impact Study