Library News

Library News

Get your items FAST with Contactless Pick Up

July 22, 2020

Beginning Monday July 27, Express Service at both locations will be expanded to offer Contactless Pick Up of item holds in the library entrance areas.  Our staff are ready to welcome our community and provide individualized service to help select requested books and materials, assist in placing holds or in accessing our digital library. Computer stations can be booked, on a first-come, first served basis for 30 minute sessions. Express Service is offered during select hours, 7 days a week with our outdoor return slots open 24/7.  


Barrie Public Library Goes ‘Fine Free’

June 30, 2020

Public libraries aim to provide equitable and accessible service, and the Barrie Public Library has taken a monumental step in advancing that goal. Effective July 1, 2020, the Barrie Public Library Board has approved the removal of late fines from borrowed materials returned after the due date.

Express Service begins June 29 at both locations!

June 22, 2020

We are expanding our service on June 29, offering Express Service during select hours, seven days a week at both library locations. This includes drop-in pickup hours 7 days a week, reopening our outdoor return slots, and Express Computers.

Simcoe Reads: Join in on the Adult Summer Reading Fun!

June 15, 2020
Barrie, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Essa, Innisfil and Midland Public Libraries are launching Simcoe Reads as a creative and entertaining way to connect with their members during a time of social distancing. As part of this summer-long reading...

Black Lives Matter

June 5, 2020

We stand with our Black colleagues, friends, patrons and community. Anti-Black racism and social injustice are historical and current issues that we must condemn and work to dismantle, together.