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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.