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Burlington Public Library

Central Library

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Record #: BTN2614 Last Full Update: 14 Feb 2013
Record Details
Alternate NameBPL
Contact Numbers
Office Phone905-639-3611 
Fax905-681-7277
Contact Information
Address & Map
Burlington Central Library
2331 New St
Burlington, ON L7R 1J4
 
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Located In CommunityBurlington
Site LocationCentral Park
Nearest Main IntersectionDrury Lane and New St
Wheelchair AccessibilityFully Accessible
Organization Emailaskalibrarian@bpl.on.ca
Websitewww.bpl.on.ca
Social MediaBlogger Blogger, Facebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter, YouTube YouTube
Coordinator of VolunteersLinda Dobson, Manager, Human Resources; Phone: ext 1104
Primary ExecutiveMaureen Barry, CEO
Alternate ExecutiveNancy Douglas, Chair, Burlington Public Library Board
Service Details
Areas ServedBurlington
DescriptionEnriches, informs and educates the Burlington community. 
 
Collections: 
Popular fiction and non-fiction * multilingual * newspapers * CDs * DVDs * books on CD * CD-ROMs for genealogy * electronic games * magazines * large print books * talking books for the visually impaired * wide range of electronic databases from library website * downloadable e-books, e-audiobooks and music from library website 
 
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 
 
Information Burlington service  
Provides community information and referral by phone and through online access to the Halton Community Services Database 
 
Public access computers 
Free use of public computers with Internet * Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint * use of CD, DVD and USB drive (no CD or DVD burner, USB keys available for purchase $10) * printouts 20 cents per page 
 
Computer classes  
Offer a variety of Internet and electronic resource workshops  
 
Visiting Library Services  
Provide free delivery of library materials to local retirement residences, long-term care facilities and to any Burlington resident who, for whatever reason, cannot come to the library for a period of three months or more 
 
Meeting room rental  
 
Burlington Local History Collection  
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 research purposes  
 
Photocopies available at 20 cents per page 
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 Thanksgiving weekend) 
 
Library catalogue available online * book drops at all branches available 24/7
FeesNone ; 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 are required to pay an annual non-resident fee
LanguagesEnglish
FundingRegional / Municipal
Service Level(50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Indexing
Service CategoriesComputer and Related Technology Classes ; Meeting Space ; Parent/Child Activity Groups ; Public Libraries