Barrie Public Library

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Barrie Public Library
Barrie Public Library logo.svg
Type library system of Barrie, Ontario
Established 1862 (1862)
Coordinates 44°23′30″N 79°41′17″W / 44.39167°N 79.68806°W / 44.39167; -79.68806Coordinates: 44°23′30″N 79°41′17″W / 44.39167°N 79.68806°W / 44.39167; -79.68806
Branches 2 (Downtown & Painswick)
Items collected business directories, phone books, maps, government publications, books, periodicals, genealogy, local history,

The Barrie Public Library is the library system of Barrie, Ontario with two branches, one which opened in 1996 in downtown Barrie, near the City Hall, and the new Painswick branch[1] near Yonge Street and Big Bay Point Road, opened in spring 2012.


The library system was incorporated in 1862, and the first reading room was established in 1871.[2]


  • Information and reference services
  • Access to full text databases
  • Community information
  • Internet access
  • Reader's advisory services
  • Programs for children, youth and adults

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Branch Details". Barrie Public Library. Archived from the original on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Our History". Barrie Public Library. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 

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