Services: Getting Started

Our Services

At the Barrie Public Library we are committed to providing inclusive, and welcoming spaces where the community
comes together. To ensure all visitors health and safety, please see Stay Safe Guidelines .

Computers

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. 

Wi-Fi

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

Photocopying, Printing & Scanning

Self-serve photocopying, printing and scanning to email is available, at all locations. Printing and photocopying is available in black & white or colour at a cost of 20 cents per page. You can pay by cash, credit or debit at our print kiosks.

We do not offer fax services or provide change.

 

Wireless & Remote Printing

Print from your own device, within the library or remotely. Self-serve printing is available in black & white or colour at a cost of 20 cents per page. You can pay by cash, credit or debit at our print kiosks.

  1. What do you want to print?
    Find one or more files on your computer or device that you want to print. 

  2. Where do you want to print it?
    Choose the library location to send and retrieve your print job from:.

    Go to the Downtown and Holly Web Portal
    Go to the Painswick Web Portal

  3. How do you want to print it?
    Select number of copies, page range, black and white or colour and other settings.
    The item waits in the library's printing kiosk, until you retrieve and print it

  4. Go get your prints!
    Once your file is uploaded, go to your specified library location within 2 days to print the file from the self-serve print kiosk. Staff are available to help, if needed. If the print job is not retrieved and printed after two days, it will automatically be deleted from the kiosk.

For how-to guides for all devices, visit the Wireless and Remote Printing page

 

Work and Study Space 

Need a place to work or study? There are many spaces available on a drop in basis at both Painswick and Downtown.

You can also book some spaces, for one or two people, up to one week in advance at the Downtown Library!

Book a space yourself, Ask Us or call 705-728-1010.

Coaching Sessions

Tech Coach

Have a tech question or issue you need help with? Register for in-person or virtual one-on-one Tech Coach session with our staff for help with a variety of technology or help navigating our Digital Library.

Genealogy Coach

Need help with a basic family history search, or to discover our online genealogy tools and local history collections. Book an one hour in-person or virtual Genealogy Coach session, with library staff to for one-on-one help with basic research. 

Cricut Coach

Learn to use the Cricut Explore Air 2 with an in-person Cricut Coach session. Develop your skills and create a paper or vinyl personalized project to decorate your home or to gift.

You can also Ask Us or call 705-728-1010 to register for any of these sessions!. 

Visiting Library Service

Visiting Library Service offers free book delivery to individuals in Barrie and Oro-Medonte that are unable to pick up library materials in person. Staff can recommend some great reads, or assist you in requesting a specific title, then volunteers will provide drop-off to your door! 

 Visiting Library Service is available on a temporary basis or long term basis.

Learn more about Visiting Library Service.

Library Tours

Want to learn more about library? Tours provide an overview of our services, resources, programs and spaces, and are customized to meet the needs of your group. Groups of 4 and up can be accommodated. Tours are between 15 and 45 minutes in length, depending on the location and interests of your group. We also provide tours in French! 

 Visit us in person, book a tour at one of our locations, Ask Us or call 705-728-1010 for more information.