About the Library

The Brantford Public Library has proudly served the Brantford community since 1884.

Each year, nearly half-a-million people of all ages visit our Main and St. Paul Branches to learn, discover, study and create life-long memories.  

Along with lending books, DVDs and technology materials, we offer printing, photocopying, access to quiet study rooms and programs for people of all ages. We also offer an extensive collection of downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, digital magazines and newspapers, and .access to online learning tools, such as LinkedIn Learning.

A 2021 study revealed the estimated value of the Brantford Public Library to the community was $31.3-million, which worked out to $794 in value per household.


Brantford Public Library provides free access to information, ideas and opportunities for discovery, and spaces in which to use and share them. Our expertise and services are accessible and help empower the citizens of Brantford.


A community connected through innovation, discovery and creativity.

Principles and Values

  • We believe in intellectual freedom
  • We believe in access for all
  • We will treat everyone with courtesy and fairness
  • We will be efficient and effective in all we do to provide quality service in a welcoming environment
  • We will be innovative and timely in our response to technology and the information needs in our community
  • We will work in partnership with other organizations to further the Library's mission

Membership is free

All residents, land and business owners in Brantford can become a member of the Library for free. Membership is also free for residents in County of Brant, Six Nations, Cambridge, and any non-resident that works within Brantford.

Explore what the Library offers

Visit the Borrow and Learn page to see the physical and digital resources available for free with your Library card. 

Check out Digital Services page for a full listing of all our entire digital collection - everything from digital newspapers to online learning courses, downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks, and more. 

Visit the Our Services page to find out about study and meeting rooms, printing and photocopying, exam proctoring, books clubs, and more.

Visit the What's Happening page for a full listing of both Adult and Children's events and programs. More than 30,000 people participate in library programming each year.

Visit the Your History page for our digital archives, Birth, Marriage, Death Index and other family history resources.

Visit the Technology and Creativity Page to learn about all of the amazing opportunities to learn to code and create and discover the latest technology.

Rules of Conduct

We have a set Rules of Conduct for the Library that outline expectations for all Library customers.