Halton Region is currently in the Red/Control level of the Provincial COVID-19 Response Framework.

Services listed here may be impacted in response to ongoing restrictions. Please contact agencies or programs listed on this page prior to visiting in person in order to receive up to date information on services.

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Public Comments Services altered in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 
 
Hours: Mon-Fri 10 am-7 pm, Sat 9 am-5 pm, and Sun 12 noon-5 pm 
* Aldershot, Alton, Brant Hills, Central, New Appleby and Tansley Woods are open for holds pick up only (no browsing shelves) 
* temporary holds pick-up location for Kilbride customers is Tansley Woods 
 
Returns: 
Return library items to any branch 24-hour outdoor drop box 
* all returned items are in quarantine for 72-hours before check-in 
 
Computer and Printer Access: 
To use a public access computer (PAC) or printer at an open location, book in advance online or by calling 905.639.3611 
* limited computers are available for 45-minute sessions, beginning on the hour (walk-in appointments will be accommodated when possible) 
* computer bookings are required to use a printer (cash payment through the printer only * no faxing service available at this time) 
 
For more information, see Service Updates
Contact Information
Office Phone 905-639-3611
Fax 905-681-7277
Website www.bpl.on.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurlOnLibrary
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Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/burlonlibrary
YouTube YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/BPLStaffer
Volunteer Coordinator Jodi Cabral; Phone: 905-639-3611 ext 1154
Contact Form www.bpl.on.ca/about/contact
Agency Information
Description (Agency) Engaging Burlington in building 21st century literacies, lifelong learning, and community connections
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Primary Executive Lita Barrie, Chief Executive Officer
Alternate Executive Catharine Benzie, Chair, Burlington Public Library Board
Funding City / Town ; Provincial - Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries ; Donations ; Fees - room rentals ; printing
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Services altered in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 
 
Hours: Mon-Fri 10 am-7 pm, Sat 9 am-5 pm, and Sun 12 noon-5 pm 
* Aldershot, Alton, Brant Hills, Central, New Appleby and Tansley Woods are open for holds pick up only (no browsing shelves) 
* temporary holds pick-up location for Kilbride customers is Tansley Woods 
 
Returns: 
Return library items to any branch 24-hour outdoor drop box 
* all returned items are in quarantine for 72-hours before check-in 
 
Computer and Printer Access: 
To use a public access computer (PAC) or printer at an open location, book in advance online or by calling 905.639.3611 
* limited computers are available for 45-minute sessions, beginning on the hour (walk-in appointments will be accommodated when possible) 
* computer bookings are required to use a printer (cash payment through the printer only * no faxing service available at this time) 
 
For more information, see Service Updates 
 
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Public library that offers: 
 
Collections: 
Items which may be borrowed include: 
Books (including eBooks, graphic novels, board books, book kits, paperbacks, book plus CD, and book club kits) * audiobooks (including streaming, CDs, downloadable, and MP3 CDs) * movies & TV (including DVD, streaming video, and Blu-ray) * multilingual books and movies * music CDs * printed music * video games * magazines & journals * accessible formats (including large print, Daisy, and braille) * devices (including Launchpads, Fitbits, and iPads) * community passes  
 
Electronic resources include:  
Ancestry.com (in-library use only) * eAudiobooks * eBooks * learning courses and databases * lifestyle databases * music streaming * movie & TV streaming * magazines * newspapers 
 
Items which may be used in the library include: 
Chromebooks * iPad Pro (Central branch only) * MacBooks * C-pens * newspapers 
 
Services: 
* 3D printing (Central and Alton branches only), fee for use 
* adult, teen and children's programming and events, including computer classes and storytimes 
* cognitive care kits 
* light therapy lamps (all locations except Kilbride branch) 
* printing, including photocopies and scanning 
* public computers 
* reading aids and devices, including C-pens, SARA CE text reader (Central branch), Optelec Clearview CCTV machine (all branches except Kilbride), ZoomText software (all branches except Kilbride), and BrowseAloud software on the website 
* seed library 
* Wi-Fi 
 
Information Burlington  
Provides free, confidential information & referral to range of government and community services * for more information see here  
 
Local History Services at Central Branch 
Research assistance and access to the local history collection and archives * for more information see here  
 
Makerspace 
A community place where people create, invent, learn together, and build skills for life * for more information see here 
 
Visiting Library Services 
Library service to your door when you are not able to come to use * for more information see here 
 
Meeting Room Rentals 
For more information see here 
 
Designated as a local cooling centre during times of extreme heat and a warming centre during times of extreme cold
Hours Mon-Thu 9 am-9 pm * Fri 9 am-6 pm * Sat 9 am-5 pm * Sun 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Burlington
Eligibility No restrictions
Application For membership see here
Languages English
Fees None ; membership is free to people who live, work, attend school or pay property taxes in Burlington 
* for more information see here
Site Information
Site Location Central Park
Located In Community Burlington
Address & Map
Burlington Central Library
2331 New St
Burlington, ON L7R 1J4
 
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Intersection Drury Lane and New St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Arts / Culture ; Child / Family Services ; Community Programs ; Disabilities ; Employment / Training ; Health Care
HCSD Sub Heading Assistive Devices ; Computer & Related Technology Classes ; Computer Access ; Extreme Cold Warming Centres ; Health & Physical Disabilities ; Health and Physical Disabilities ; Historic Preservation ; Humanities Clubs/Events ; Libraries ; Meeting Space ; Parent / Child Programs ; Public Libraries ; Recreation for Children / Families
Service Categories 3D Printing ; Children's Library Services ; Cognitive/Learning Aids ~ Dementia ; Computer Access Aids ; Computer and Related Technology Classes ; Copy Machines ; Extreme Cold Warming Centres ; Extreme Heat Cooling Programs ; Genealogical Collections ; Home Library Services ; Humanities Clubs/Societies ; Large Print Materials/Collections ; Library Audiovisual Services ; Light Therapy ; Makerspaces ; Meeting Space ; Parent/Child Activity Groups ; Public Access Computers/Tools ; Public Internet Access Sites ; Public Libraries ; Public Wi-Fi Sites

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