Our Services

At the Barrie Public Library we strive to offer services that meet the needs of our community. Please see Stay Safe Guidelines for information on safety protocols in place during provincial COVID restrictions.

Beginning Monday, March 1, we are entering the GREY - LOCKDOWN zone. Our buildings will be closed to in-person visits. However, patrons will be able to pick-up holds at the front entrances on a drop-in basis or by scheduling an Express Pick-up appointment. 


As of Monday, March 1, computer access is not available due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

Computers at both branches are available to library cardholders to use for up to 60 minutes each day.

Internet Guest Cards are available for anyone that only wants to use the public computers. All users must agree to the terms of our Public Internet and Computer Use Policy.

Our public computers have Microsoft Word, Publisher and Excel. 


Wi-Fi is available for free throughout and around our buildings during open hours. There is no password – just connect to the Barrie Public Library network and accept the user agreement.

Photocopying, Printing & Scanning

Photocopying and printing is available at both branches in black & white or colour at a cost of 20 cents per page.

Scanning to email is also available. We do not offer fax services.

During COVID-19 restrictions, send the documents you would like printed to . Let us know which location you would like to pick them up at and we'll have them ready for you.



Work and Study Space 

As of Monday, March 1, bookable spaces are not available due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

Need a place to work or study? We have tables and spaces, bookable up to one week in advance, available at both locations to accommodate one or two people to work or study. Tables can be reserved for up to 60 minutes and spaces can be reserved for up to 2 hours. 

Reserve a table or space yourself or you can Ask Us or call 705-728-1010.

The study room at our Downtown location is currently unavailable.


Coaching Sessions

Tech Coach

Have a tech question or issue you need help with? Register for a virtual one-on-one Tech Coach session with our staff for help with the our Digital Library.

Genealogy Coach

Need help with a basic family history search? Discover online genealogy tools and local history collections. Book an one hour virtual Genealogy Coach session, where library staff to provide one-on-one help with basic research. You can also Ask Us or call 705-728-1010. 

 You can also Ask Us or call 705-728-1010 to register for any of these sessions!

Visiting Library Service

Our Visiting Library Service is currently suspended to to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This free service is available to anyone in Barrie or Oro-Medonte unable to visit the library in person. Staff will help you make great selections, and our volunteers will deliver the library materials right to your home. Learn more about Visiting Library Service.

Library Tours

As of Monday, March 1, library tours are not available due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

Library tours may be available for a limited number of people, depending on COVID-19 restrictions and precautions. Tours provide an overview of our services, resources, programs and facilities, and will be customized to meet the needs of your group. Tours are generally 45 minutes in length, and are also available in French.

 Visit us in person, Ask Us or call us at 705-728-1010 .

Room Rental

The Massie Family Program Room at our Painswick Branch is currently unavailable to rent by the public due COVID-19 restrictions on social gatherings.

For future planning, visit the Meeting Room Rental page for general information about capacity and our rental agreement.  

Café and Book Boutique

The Café and book Boutique are currently closed. 

We are not accepting books donations at this time. Read our book donation guidelines for when we do begin accepting donations.