Branch Services


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. 

Photocopying and printing

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.

Study Rooms

Bring your project or study materials and use our study rooms. We ask that you refrain from talking, eating and drinking, or listening to music loudly. 

The study room at Painswick is on a first-come, first-serve basis and the number of people in the space is limited.

The study room at our Downtown location is currently unavailable.

Room Rental

The Massie Family Program Room at our Painswick Branch is currently unavailable to rent by the public. 

Tech Coach

Have a tech question or issue you need help with? Register for a virtual Tech Coach session with one of our staff. Go to the events calendar and search for Tech Coach. You can also Ask Us or call 705-728-1010. 

Cafe and Book Boutique

The Café is and book Boutique is currently closed. 

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

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.

Library Tours

Library tours are available to small groups. Due to limitations in the number of visitors in our buildings, the number of people per tour will be limited. Tours provide an overview of our services, resources, programs and facilities, and can 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 or call us at 705-728-1010