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Mango Languages has courses in 35 foreign languages including Spanish, French, Japanese as well as ESL courses. You can also download the free mobile app (iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad) and learn on the go. Tips: To use the mobile app you must first click on the above link and create a profile for yourself. […]


The Library is closed until further notice. All programs, meeting rooms, and exam booking are cancelled during that time. All due dates have been extended, there will be no late fees during this time and we have frozen all holds so they will be available for you when we reopen. Please check back periodically as […]

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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.