About the Library

The Brantford Public Library has proudly provided access to community since 1884.

Mission

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.

Vision

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 members at the Library for free. Membership is also free for residents in County of Brant and Six Nations.

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

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

Visit the What's Happening page for a full listing of both Adult and Children's events and programs.

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.

Rules of Conduct

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