What’s Happening at the Brockville Library

We’re hiring!

Interested in joining the Library team? We’re hiring! We’re looking for someone with a strong background in customer service to join us as a part-time, temporary (1-year) Customer Service Assistant. Find out more on our employment page.

Computer lab

We now have available a small number of public computers for free and printing for a fee. Please visit our Computer services page for more information.

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 […]


Starting September 1, 2020, 10am The Library will be open to the public Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 4pm. Customers will be able to enter the Library in select areas: the Buell Room, the first floor circulation and DVD area, and the first floor public washrooms. In-person browsing and borrowing of select Library items. A […]

LinkedIn Learning

We are pleased to offer a new online learning tool, with over 4,000 video courses from top experts!

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.