Burlington Public Library

Site: Burlington - New St - Central Branch

Service: Burlington Public Library

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Record #: BTN2614 Last Full Update: 20 Mar 2015
Agency and Service Names
Alternate NameBPL
Contact Information
Office Phone905-639-3611; 
Text 905-581-6699
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Volunteer CoordinatorPhone: ext 1104
Agency Information
Description (Agency)Burlington Public Library enriches Burlington by supporting 21st century literacies, lifelong learning, and community connections.
Legal Status(50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Primary ExecutiveMaureen Barry, CEO
Alternate ExecutiveNancy Douglas, Chair, Burlington Public Library Board
FundingCity / Town ; Provincial ; Donations
Service Information
Description (Service)Burlington Public Library enriches Burlington by supporting 21st century literacies, lifelong learning, and community connections.  
Items which may be borrowed include:  
Popular fiction and non-fiction books for adults, children and youth * multilingual books and movies * CDs * DVDs * books on CD * e-readers and mini iPads * electronic games * magazines * large print books * talking books for those with a visual, learning or physical disability that prevents them from reading conventional print * newspapers for use in-library 
Electronic resources include:  
* wide range of free electronic databases 
* free downloadable e-books, e-audiobooks, music and movies from library website 
* Ancestry.com genealogy database for use in library  
Library catalogue available online, to search, place and cancel holds, renew borrowed items, and view personal accounts * books may be returned to book drops at any Burlington branch 24/7  
* Reference and Readers' Advisory service  
* Children's Services and Youth Services include story times, weekly and special programs  
* Programs for all ages 
* Free wireless Internet access  
* Free use of public computers with Internet, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, CD/DVD drives (no CD or DVD burner), USB ports 
* printouts and photocopies 20 cents (black and white) and 40 cents (colour) per page 
* free scanning 
* faxing (to Canada and US) at Central Branch only ($ 1.25 per page) 
* All locations except Kilbride have computers with large screen monitors and ZoomText  
* All locations except Kilbride have an Optelec print magnifier 
* Central Branch has a Sara CE text reader, which reads printed text aloud 
Computer Classes:  
Registration fee * classes held at Central Branch 
Community Information and Referral:  
Information Burlington service provides free, confidential community information & referral to nonprofit and government health and social services and supports, education and training programs, arts, recreation and more * for more information, see here  
Visiting Library Services 
Volunteers deliver library materials to any Burlington resident who is unable to come to the library for three months or more, including to retirement residences and Long-Term Care * for more information, see here 
Burlington Local History Collection (located at Central Branch)  
Includes files on local pioneer families, historic homes and public buildings * Halton area census data since 1842 * local newspapers, indexes, directories and gazetteers * records of local government, churches, cemeteries, schools and societies * items in this collection not available for loan, but staff will retrieve items for the public to use in the library * for more information see here  
Meeting Room Rentals 
For more information see here
HoursCentral Library: Mon-Thu 9 am-9 pm * Fri 9 am-6 pm * Sat 9 am-5 pm * Open Sun 1 pm-5 pm, from after Thanksgiving to late June 
Library catalogue available online * book drops at all branches available Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas ServedBurlington
EligibilityNo restrictions
FeesNone ; * In-library use of materials and resources available free to anyone 
* Membership and borrowing privileges free to people who live, work, attend school or pay property taxes in Burlington, and to residents of Oakville, Milton or Halton Hills  
* Free limited reciprocal borrowing privileges available to Hamilton residents  
* others may pay an annual non-resident fee if they wish to borrow materials
Additional Services at this Site
Site Information
Site LocationCentral Park
Located In CommunityBurlington
Address & Map
Burlington Central Library
2331 New St
Burlington, ON L7R 1J4
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IntersectionDrury Lane and New St
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Taxonomy and Classification
Service CategoriesChildren's Library Services ; Comprehensive Information and Referral ; Computer Access Aids ; Computer and Related Technology Classes ; Copy Machines ; Genealogical Collections ; Home Library Services ; Humanities Clubs/Societies ; Large Print Materials/Collections ; Library Audiovisual Services ~ Visual Impairments ; Meeting Space ; Parent/Child Activity Groups ; Public Access Computers/Tools ; Public Internet Access Sites ; Public Libraries ; Test Proctoring ; Visual/Reading Aids
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Agency Services
Source Database© Halton Information Providers