Adults

Adults and Seniors

The Barrie Public Library offers programs, books, movies, digital resources, e-books, e-audio, e-magazines and more. We even have a Library of Things such as fishing rods, musical instruments, snowshoes and more! 

Get a Library Card

If you live, work or study in Barrie, live in Oro-Medonte, are a Georgian College student, or belong to the Midland or Orillia Public Libraries, you can become a member for free.  Find out about borrowing physical and digital items. 

Borrowing Items

Log in to your myBPL account to browse our collections and place holds. 

Access our Digital Library to read magazine and newspaper articles online, learn a new language, take online courses and so much more.

Browse our French resources and services for kids, teens and adults.

Can’t find what you're looking for? Contact us by email or phone at 705-728-1010 

You can suggest we purchase a book by visiting the suggested purchases in myBPL. You can also request that we borrow a book from another library using our interlibrary loan service.

For help choosing your next read, subscribe to our Reading Recommendations emails, or use our Next5 service!

 

Wi-Fi

The Library offers public computers and free Wi-Fi to use on your own devices.  See to our Services page for more information about when you can do on your next visit to one of our locations

Free Programs

We have free programs for all ages every month – from craft to gardening programs and tech coach help.  View our upcoming programs below or visit our online calendar to see everything available.

Calendar of Events for Adults

Digital Downloads

Download the Hoopla app or visit Hoopla online to download eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows and comics. Register for Hoopla for free with your library card and borrow up to 8 Instant and 20 Flex titles per month. 

You can also borrow e-books and e-audiobooks through cloudLibrary. Download the cloudLibrary mobile app to browse from your mobile device or go to the cloudLibrary website to read and download from your web browser.

Access cloudLibrary NewsStand to read and download hundreds of online magazines. You can read back issues and download issues to a mobile app for offline reading.

PressReader has full colour, full text versions of Canadian and international newspapers and magazines. Includes a variety of non-English language titles.

Visiting Library Service

Visiting Library Service is a free service 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! 

You can use the service on a temporary basis if, for example, you are recovering from surgery, at home with multiple newborn babies or housebound in the winter.  Learn more about Visiting Library Service.

Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills, meet new friends and make a difference in your community. We have lots of great opportunities for volunteers, including at our Barrie Dragon Boat Festival in August, positions at the library and programs and events throughout the year. Learn more about our volunteer opportunities.

Find organizations in the community that are looking for volunteers through our Community Information Database  and the Barrie Association of Volunteer Administrators.

Parents and Teachers

Our Parenting collection is located on the second floor beside the kid’s picture book area. It has books and DVDs on parenting children from infants through to the teenage years, as well as basic pregnancy resources. We also have books on sensitive topics like bullying, death, divorce, and illness to share with children. Resources that cover difficult pregnancies or other pregnancy health concerns are located in the adult non-fiction on the main floor

Information Barrie

Need information about what's available in the Barrie area? Search our Information Barrie Community Database for listings of community groups, agencies, services, government offices, churches, schools, volunteer opportunities, daycare services, support groups and more. Each listing contains details about that organization, including description, address, hours, and contact information.