About the Library

The Barrie Public Library serves a population of 140,000 residents in Barrie, Ontario. We have two branches: Downtown and Painswick. Learn more about our Locations and Services

Mission, Vision and Values

Our Mission
Enriching the economic, social and cultural vitality of our community by opening doors to lifelong learning. 

Our Vision
Promote literacy and transform lives by providing knowledge, information, and resources that enrich, empower, and educate. 

Our Values
Fun  |  Progressive  |  Caring  |  Connected