What’s Happening at the Brockville Library

Two Quick Questions

We are looking for community input on library services and how to best serve our community. You can help us with our future plans by answering these two quick questions in our online survey. Enter your email address at the end of the survey for a chance to win super cool Brockville Public Library tote […]

Diverse Voices Reading Lists

The Brockville Public Library is a safe space for everyone regardless of their race, gender, creed, or sexuality. If you’re looking to understand perspectives other than your own, we have created a reading list of diverse voices. We encourage everyone to celebrate and learn more about all the people who live in our world and […]

COVID-19 updates

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 We are pleased to welcome you back into the Library, both floors are now open! The Brockville Public Library now offers the following: Open hours Tuesday to Saturday, 9am – 4pm All public areas of the Library are now open. In-person browsing for all items. Meetings rooms are currently unavailable Curbside […]

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Our History

The Brockville Public Library (BPL) was formally established in July 1895, an out-growth of the collections and services developed by the Brockville Mechanic’s Institute.

The library was founded in 1842 with the purpose “to collect books of interest to clerks, apprentices and craftsmen; to sponsor lectures on a variety of subjects; and to conduct experiments in natural philosophy (essentially, physics and chemistry)”, wrote Canadian Historian Ian MacPherson.