Barrie Public Library - Enriching our Community

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Learn how to get the most out of your library. Find out about our special collections, visit the quiet study room, or see our beautiful outdoor Moore Packaging Reading Garden.

Library tours are available to schools, community groups and the general public. Tours provide an orientation to the services, resources, programmes and facilities of the Barrie Public Library, and can be customised to the requirements of your group. Tours are generally 45 minutes in length. Tours for any group are also available in French. How to book a tour

  • Book at least one month in advance of date.
  • Call either Information Desk at 705-728-1010, ext. 7019 (children's) or ext. 7020 (adult), to book a date. For French tours call Patricia (ext. 7000).
  • For those who are eligible for membership, but do not already have a card, we can have cards prepared. Submit completed form [PDF] attached at the bottom at least one week prior to the tour.

If you are planning on bringing a large group to the library, but do not need a tour, we still ask that you give us the courtesy of a call, so we can be better prepared to provide library service.