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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 […]


Tuesday, June 8, 2021 Available at the Library: Curbside pick up for Library items. Items can be placed on hold online, by phone (613-342-3936 ext.6401), or email (info@brockvillelibrary.ca). Please see our Curbside Pickup page for more information. Public computers, 30-minutes maximum per day. Printing services. Debit or credit preferred, cash accepted – exact change only. […]

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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.