Modified Services

Current Services

Both our Main and St. Paul Branches are now open to the public.

Visitors do not need to show proof of vaccination to use library services. You may print and laminate these documents for free at either the Main or St. Paul Branch.

Visitors are also able to browse library materials, use private study rooms, access the local history collection and use our printers, public computers and WiFi. 

We now offer a mix of live in-library and Zoom programs, along with pre-recorded videos. See the events calendar for more information and to register.

You can continue to reserve materials online or over the phone by calling 519-756-2220 ext. 2. 
Book drops at both branches are open 24/7.
 

Main Branch Hours 

Monday - Thursday:  9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Note-  Our Water/Wharfe Street entrance is closed and you must use the front entrance on Colborne St.

St. Paul Branch Hours 

Tuesday to Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

To Request Materials 

Materials can be requested by calling the library at 519-756-2220 ext. 2 or by using your online account.  

If you need your four-digit PIN, please call the library at 519-756-2220 ext. 2.

When your request is available for you to borrow, you will receive a confirmation email or phone call to notify you that your items are ready to be picked up.

You can also request a Grab and Go Bag made up of books selected for you by our staff.


 When visiting the library, we ask that you: 

  • Follow  provincial face-covering regulations.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands frequently, including upon arrival at the library
  • Maintain two-metres of space between yourself, other customers and our staff
  • Keep your visit short if using printing services, public computer stations or designated WiFi spots.

    Please do not visit the library if you are feeling unwell, have come in contact with someone with COVID-19 symptoms or have recently travelled.  
Preventative cleaning and procedures 

We will be following a number of new procedures  for service delivery and cleaning to help preserve the health and safety of our customers and staff. These are outlined in our Safety Plan.

Library Fines and Fees

The Brantford Public Library is now fine free. Charges may accrue if an item is lost or damaged.

An account with more than $20 owing will still be suspended from borrowing.  

See our Library Fees page for more information. 

Returning Materials  

You can return books and DVDs to book drops located on the outside of both the Main and St. Paul Branches.   

Any specialty items, like sewing machines, laptops/tablets or WiFi devices must be returned in-person to the Main Branch.   

Items you return will automatically remain in your account for at least 24-hours as they are processed and cleaned by staff. Fines will not accumulate during this period (The Library is now Fine Free.) 

Additional Library Services 

Remember, all of our Digital Services, like eBooks and Audiobooks, can be accessed online 24/7.  

A reduced Interlibrary-loan service is being offered.  

Check our Home Based Activities page for activities you can do at home.