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.

Arts and Entertainment

Arts and Entertainment


  • National Gallery of Canada - A visual arts museum of international stature holds a collection of works of art, historic and contemporary, with special reference to Canada (Bilingual)
  • Artcyclopedia - Fine art website includes a comprehensive index of artists represented at hundreds of museum sites, image archives, and other online resources.
  • Art History Resources - Excellent gateway to art history sites, with links to museums and galleries around the world.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York museum which includes a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world.
  • McMichael Canadian Art Collection - Largest permanent displays of works by Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven.
  • Art Gallery of Ontario - Canadian art gallery, with national and international collections, including the Henry Moore Sculpture Center.

Movies, TV and Radio

  • AllMovie - Includes movie trailers, synopsis, movie reviews as well as complete celebrity & movie cast details
  • CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) - CBC radio, TV and podcasts, including archival information, schedules, and personalities
  • IMDb (International Movie Database) - Current and all time box office hit films and videos (US and International) Searchable by actors, title genre and decade.
  • National Film Board of Canada - Website of the NFB, including online viewing of films, documentaries, classics, and award winners.
  • YouTube - Video sharing website, on which users can upload, view and share videos


  • Opera Glass - Detailed information on many Operas, including Libretti, Source texts, Performance 
  • Lyrics A-Z - Song lyrics
  • Encyclopedia of Music in Canada - Covers articles on all aspects of music in Canada, searchable by key word or by browsing the subject list.
  • Classical Net - Information on composers, classical music, music reviews and links to other classical music web sites.