What’s Happening at the Brockville Library

Computer lab

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

Summer Programs

We will be offering a range of online programs this summer. Visit our Kids, Teen, and Adult Programs pages for more information. Check back often as we will be updating programs throughout the summer!

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 […]

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.


August 4, 2020, 10am The Library is now offering: increased time for public computer access (up to 30 minutes a day) one additional public computer station InterLibrary Loans Saturday curbside pick up and computer lab hours. June 26, 2020, 10am The Library is now offering limited public computer access for free and printing and copying […]

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.