Downtown Branch


Downtown Branch

60 Worsley Street

Barrie, ON L4M 1L6

Phone: 705.728.1010



Express Service beginning June 29 (holds pickup and limited computer access)

Mon  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tues - Thurs   1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fri  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Downtown Branch

Our Downtown Branch is centrally located in the Downtown core at the corner of Worsley and Owen Streets. The building and facilities are fully accessible. We’re a short walk to the city's beautiful waterfront parks.

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Services and Amenities

Wi-Fi is available for free throughout the building.  There is no password – just connect to the Barrie Public Library network and accept the user agreement.

Enjoy a beverage or small snack from our Café located inside the lobby. This is also where you’ll find our used books for sale for $0.50 each.  

Looking to donate books? Please read our book donation guidelines.

Rooftop Reading Garden
The Downtown Branch’s Rooftop Reading Garden is a hidden gem. Bring a book or a project and enjoy the beautiful gardens, Muskoka chairs, tables and benches. We also have a play house for kids!

An experimentation station for teens and adults. Get your 'maker' on with the 3D Printer, vinyl printer, Cricut Maker, sewing machines, button maker and more! Learn more about the Collaboratory.

Other Services
Photocopying and printing is available in black & white or colour at a cost of 20 cents per page. Scanning to email is also available.Computers are available for 180 minutes per day for library card holders. We do not offer fax service.  Learn more about our services offered at both branches.

Getting Here

Barrie Transit
There is no longer a bus stop outside of the downtown location of the Barrie Public Library. The nearest bus stops to the library are:

Bike racks are available for securing your bicycle outside, both on Owen Street near the parking lot, and at the front of the building. Bike locks are available to borrow with your library card for up to 4 hours.

Get off at the Bayfield Street exit and head south on Bayfield Street. Turn left on Sophia St. East and stay right at the fork. Our parking lot is located on the right hand side at the corner of McDonald and Owen Street.  On-street parking is also available.


Parking is regulated by the City of Barrie. The parking lots and on-street parking are free on evenings, weekends, and statutory holidays. From Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., the Library lot is $1 per hour up to a max of $5.50 per day. Payment can be made with coins or credit cards.