IMPORTANT NOTE: On Jan 12, 2021, the Ontario Government declared a State of Emergency and issued a stay-at-home order, which came into effect Jan 14, 2021 and will last until at least Feb 11, 2021

Services listed below may be impacted in response to increased restrictions. Please contact agencies or programs listed here 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: 
Unavailable until further notice 
 
For more information, see Service Updates
Contact Information
Office Phone 905-333-9995
Fax Central Branch 905-681-7277
Website www.bpl.on.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurlOnLibrary
Instagram Instagram: www.instagram.com/burlonlibrary/
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/burlonlibrary
Contact Form www.bpl.on.ca/about/contact
Agency Information
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 Tourism, Culture and Sport ; Donations
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: 
Unavailable until further notice 
 
For more information, see Service Updates 
 
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Public library that offers: 
 
Collections: 
Items which may be borrowed include: 
Blu-rays * books (fiction, graphic novels, large print and non-fiction) * books on CDs * CDs * Daisy discs * DVDs * e-Readers * iPads * magazines * multilingual books and movies * video games  
 
Electronic resources include:  
Ancestry.com (in-library use only) * eAudiobooks * eBooks * learning courses and databases * lifestyle databases * music downloading * movie streaming * periodicals or articles * 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 
* aquaponic garden (Central branch only) 
* book club kits  
* cognitive care kits that support the skills and abilities of people living with dementia 
* computers with large screen monitors and ZoomText (all locations except Kilbride branch) 
* faxing to Canada and US (Central, New Appleby and Tansley Woods branches only): $1.25 per page 
* light therapy lamps (all locations except Kilbride branch) 
* Makerspace, for more information see here 
* Optelec print magnifier (all locations except Kilbride branch) 
* printouts and photocopies: 20 cents per page black and white and 40 cents per page colour 
* public computers, with Internet, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, CD/DVD drives (no CD or DVD burner), USB ports 
* Sara CE text reader (Central branch only) 
* scanning 
* seed library (Brant Hills and Central branches only) 
* 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  
 
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 Tue-Thu 10 am-8 pm * Fri 10 am-6 pm * Sat 9 am-5 pm * Sun 1 pm-5 pm, except Jul 4-Sep 6, 2020
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
Located In Community Burlington
Address & Map
550 Plains Rd E
Burlington, ON L7T 2E3
 
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Intersection King Rd and Plains Rd E
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 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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