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Special Items to Borrow

Discounted Aquatarium Passes

Take your family to discover the Aquatarium! The pass gives access to a family of five (5) at $5.00 + tax per person. Please note the pass does not include the Ropes Course or the Aqua Drop.



Free Museum Passes

Looking for something to do with the family? Take the whole family to the museum! You can now borrow FREE family day passes to the following museums in Ottawa & Brockville:

Aviation & Space | Museum of History | War Museum | Agriculture Museum | Museum of Nature


Community Tackle Box

Fishing rods and tackle boxes are available to sign out for free. Equipment is available for a one week loan period. Customers are responsible for their own licenses. For resources on fishing licenses and regulations, click here.

A special thank you to Canadian Tire Brockville and the Friends of the Brockville Public Library for sponsoring the fishing rod and tackle borrowing program!


Geocache Kits

Go on a real world treasure hunt! Geocache kits are available to borrow at the Library for a one week loan period. The kits include a Garmin e Trex 10 GPS unit, a quick start guide, compass, log book and binoculars. For more information about geocaching, click here.

Sponsored by the Friends of Brockville Public Library.

Geocaching kits photo


Look for our three (3) bright orange MAPsacks, check one out and go outside! A MAPsack is a backpack containing stories, nature guides, activity sheets, a logbook and a free family pass to enjoy the Rideau Valley Conservation Areas and Parks Ontario family pass. MAPsacks is a joint library project created by the Leeds-Grenville Stewardship Council and Rideau Lakes Public Library as part of the Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Healthy Communities Partnership. The MAPsacks are a rotating collection among the Libraries of Leeds & Grenville so watch for other sacks!

Mapsack Picture

The loan period for MAPsacks is one week. When you return your MAPsack check the inventory list to ensure all of the items are returned.

Book Club Kits

Book Club Kits are now available and can be reserved and borrowed. Each kit contains 10 copies of the book and can be checked out for a 6 week period. Search our catalog for "Book Club Set" to get a list of titles, or ask at the circulation desk for more details.


The Library has pedometers for you to borrow for one (1) week. The pedometer kits, located at our lower level customer service desk, includes one (1) digital pedometer, a log/info sheet and a local trail map.

Genealogy and Local History

At the hub of the community, the Library has a wealth of local history and genealogical materials. Some resources may be borrowed and others are for in-Library use only. The Library is part of a City network of local history information providers.Click for details.



The "Recorder & Times" newspaper is on microfilm from the 1830's to the present day. Book a microfilm reader for a two (2) hour session.


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Upcoming Special Events

  • BookMarks Meet The Author
    Meet author and former Canadian Equestrian contender in the Olympics Claire Smith at the Library at 2pm! FREE admission. Details

  • Seedy Saturday
    Join us at the Brockville Memorial for fun activities for kids, local garden clubs and market vendors and a free seed swap from 10 am to 1 pm! Details

  • Terrarium Workshop
    Learn the basic foundation of building an open terrarium at the Union Jack from 7-9 pm. Tickets available at the Library and online! In partnership with Primrose & Willow. Details

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