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Getting a library card is easy and can save you thousands of dollars a year. It allows you to borrow books, movies, fishing rods, musical instruments and TV shows for free, as well as access online learning and use our Digital Library. We’re expanding memberships at no charge to students enrolled in all Barrie schools and individuals who work in Barrie!*

Learn more about how you can get a library card at no charge. 

Free Library MembershipTypes

Attend, create and explore

Join in on 120+ programs each month for all ages - from Baby Goose and Storytimes to Business Plan Basics, Book Clubs and musical performances. Book a 1-on-1 session with a Tech Coach, drop in to our Collaboratory Downtown to design and create with our 3D printer and other technology, or visit the Tinker Lab where kids can build, explore and learn.

Visit us online

  • Digital Library: Borrow, stream, or download eBooks, movies, magazines, audiobooks, music and TV shows.
  • Online Learning: Access online learning tools including Lynda.com and Universal Class to build your skills, expand your knowledge and pursue your passions.
  • e-Newsletter: Sign up for our twice monthly programs and events e-newsletter ‘What’s Happening @ BPL’.
  • MyLibrary! App: Download from your Apple or Android device to browse the catalogue, see your checked out items, holds, fines, and more.

*For all memberships, we require current name and address identification. Current proof of property/business ownership, employment, or attending school in Barrie may also be applicable. Visit either location to get started.

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