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Public Comments Services altered in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)  
All Burlington Public Library branches are now CLOSED to the public until further notice 
Please refer to website for additional information on service impact 
New branch hours effective January 7, 2019
Contact Information
Office Phone 905-639-6373
Fax Central Branch 905-681-7277
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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)  
All Burlington Public Library branches are now CLOSED to the public until further notice 
Please refer to website for additional information on service impact 
Public library that offers: 
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: (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 
* 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 for 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
Appleview Square
676 Appleby Line
Burlington, ON L7L 5Y1
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Intersection Appleby Line and Fairview 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 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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