Downtown Branch

Downtown

Downtown Branch

60 Worsley Street

Barrie, ON L4M 1L6

Phone: 705.728.1010

Email: askus@barrielibrary.ca

Hours

Mon - Thu 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fri - Sat 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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.

View our Holiday Hours

Services and Amenities

Wi-Fi
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.

Café
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!

Collaboratory
An experimentation station for kids and teens. 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 for 25 cents per sheet in black & white only. 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
The Route 3B (Painswick) bus stops at the Downtown Branch on its way back to the terminal. We are also within walking distance of the bus terminal on Maple Ave. View Barrie Transit maps, routes and schedules

Bicycling 
Bike racks are available for securing your bicycle outside, both on Owen Street near the parking lot, and at the front of the building.

Driving 
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

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.