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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



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

Now available! Book Club Kits can be reserved and borrowed. Each kit contains 10 copies of the book and can be checked out for a six (6) week period. Search our catalog for "Book Club Set" to get a list of titles, or ask at the Customer Services Desk for details.

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.

Energy Meters Borrowing Program

The Brockville Library is partnering with the Brockville Climate Action Group to circulate energy usage meters.

What's an energy meter?

It calculates the cost of energy consumed by an appliance.

How does it work?

Any 120V appliance that plugs into a standard wall outlet may be plugged into the monitor. The monitor gives a reading of energy consumption in kilowatt hours. Sample items you may test are refrigerators, tv's, freezers, computers, lamps, fans and more. Only non-120 V appliances, such as your stove or clothes dryer, cannot be tested. A booklet to calculate the cost of energy consumed by the appliance will circulate along with the monitor.

How do I use it?

Simply plug in each appliance to the meter, type in the current cost of electricity and the large LDC display will show you your operating cost.Calculate by day, week, month or full year of costs for each appliance in your home based on your consumption (kWhs).We hope the energy meters will help you in your energy saving efforts by providing you first hand information in an easy-to-understand way.

How can I borrow one?

To borrow one of these devices please visit the Brockville Public Library.You must have a valid library card to borrow a meter. Meters may be borrowed for one (1) week. To place a hold on the energy meter, type "Energy Meter" as the title in our catalogue.


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

  • Doors Open Weekend
    Visit us during Doors Open weekend to explore Brockville's art history, tour the galleries and shop a bake sale and white elephant sale. More details.

  • Paint Party Fundraiser
    Join us for an evening of painting and socializing Sunday May 28th, 1-3pm @ the Union Jack Pub. More details.

  • Brockville Loves Books Meet the Author
    Meet Terry Fallis @ 7pm at the library. Tickets on sale now - $10/each. More details.

  • Bloomsday
    Come celebrate @ 7:30pm at the library with Ulysses readings, music, wine and more! Tickets $15/each - on sale now! More details.

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