Our Services

At the Barrie Public Library we strive to offer services that meet the needs of our community. Please expand the services listed below for more information; some services have changed due to COVID-19 precautions.


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


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. 

Work and Study Space 

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.


Tech Coach

Have a tech question or issue you need help with? Register for an in-person or virtual Tech Coach session with one of our staff by visiting our Events Calendar and searching for Tech Coach. You can also Ask Us or call 705-728-1010. 

Visiting Library Service

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.

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.

Library Tours

Library tours may be available for a limited number of people, depending on COIVD-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.