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Burlington Public Library

Service: Burlington - New St - Central Branch

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Record #: BTN2614 Last Full Update: 13 Jun 2014
Agency and Service Names
Alternate NameBPL
Contact Information
Office Phone905-639-3611; 
Text 905-581-6699 
Fax905-681-7277
Organization Emailaskalibrarian@bpl.on.ca
Websitewww.bpl.on.ca
Social MediaBlogger Blogger, Facebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter, YouTube YouTube
Coordinator of VolunteersPhone: ext 1104
Agency Information
Agency DescriptionBurlington Public Library enriches Burlington by supporting 21st century literacies, lifelong learning, and community connections.
Service Level(50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Primary ExecutiveMaureen Barry, CEO
Alternate ExecutiveNancy Douglas, Chair, Burlington Public Library Board
FundingCity / Town ; Provincial ; Donations
Agency Sites
Agency Services
Service Information
Service DescriptionBurlington Public Library enriches Burlington by supporting 21st century literacies, lifelong learning, and community connections.  
 
Collections: 
Items which may be borrowed include: Popular fiction and non-fiction books for adults, children and youth * multilingual books and movies * newspapers * 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  
 
Electronic resources include wide range of free electronic databases and free downloadable e-books, e-audiobooks, music and movies from library website * Ancestry 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  
 
Services: 
* 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 20 cents per page  
* Photocopies available at 20 cents 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 * for more information see here  
 
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 
 
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 * Sun 1 pm-5 pm (closed Sun from end of June to after Thanksgiving weekend) 
 
Library catalogue available online * book drops at all branches available 24/7
Areas ServedBurlington
LanguagesEnglish
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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Nearest Main IntersectionDrury Lane and New St
Wheelchair AccessibilityFully Accessible
Taxonomy and Classification
Service CategoriesChildren's Library Services ; Comprehensive Information and Referral ; Computer and Related Technology Classes ; Copy Machines ; Genealogical Collections ; Home Library Services ; Large Print Materials/Collections ; Library Audiovisual Services ~ Visual Impairments ; Literary Societies/Book Reading Clubs ; Meeting Space ; Parent/Child Activity Groups ; Public Access Computers/Tools ; Public Internet Access Sites ; Public Libraries ; Test Proctoring ; Visual/Reading Aids