What’s Happening at the Brockville Library

Curbside Pickup

We are now accepting orders for curbside pickup, with our first appointment times starting Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Please visit our Curbside Pick Up page for more information and steps to use this service.

Pints & Pages – online edition

Join our virtual, no-pressure book club. Share whatever you’ve been listening to or reading and connect with the community. Email programs@brockvillelibrary.ca or visit our Adult Programs page for more information.

Harry Potter Online Books Club

The Library is making use of #HarryPotterAtHome to bring you a Harry Potter Online Book Club! We will be reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone over the month of April. Email programs@brockvillelibrary.ca to register or visit our Kids Programs page.

Looking for something to do?

Check out our Calendar of Online Events! All programs listed are free.


May 26, 2020,  9:45am The Library’s external book return has now reopened. All items returned will be isolated for 72 hours. The Library will continue to suspend late fees and due dates until we reopen our doors for the public. The book return is located in the carport on George Street and will be open […]

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.