Barrie Public Library - Enriching our Community

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PLEASE NOTE: Public Internet Computers and Wireless Access will be unavailable on Sunday, September 24th at the Downtown Branch, while we upgrade our network. The Painswick branch will have all services available.

Online Databases

Online Databases

Do research 24/7

These databases allow you to do research in magazine and newspaper articles covering a wide range of subjects. You can find the fulltext for many major Canadian newspapers, and current and back issues of over 1,000 magazines.

Many of our databases are available through the library's web site 24/7, whether from the library, home, school or work.

PLEASE NOTE: You will now need your 14-digit library card number AND your 4 digit PIN in order to access many of our online resources. .

Auto Repair Reference Center

Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC) is a collection of automobile repair reference information and contains repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles from 1954 to present, specifications and maintenance schedules and a labour time guide and estimator. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis.  

All of the content in ARRC has been created by ASE certified technicians.

For further assistance see the video tutorial.


TechBoomers is a free educational website that teaches people how to use popular websites and mobile apps. The website has free courses on many different types of websites and apps covering Social, Entertainment, Online Shopping, Education, and more. A few of the most popular courses include Facebook, Netflix, Ancestry, and Internet Safety.