• Do more with your library card.
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    All 8 branches are now open to serve you! Visit your favourite branch today to pick up your holds, access computers and wifi, use our study space, or select your next favourite read.

    Enjoy these member benefits: 

    E-Books and e-audiobooks

    E-Magazines and newspapers 

    Online learning

    Stream movies and TV

    Tell us what you think 

    Our draft Facilities Master Plan is now live. Review the draft and complete the survey

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    Digital Library Updates 2

    2022 resource update

    Brampton Library takes great responsibility in being an effective steward of the public’s resources. Each year, all eResource subscriptions are assessed for performance, demand and return on investment. We look at key indicators, including year-over-year growth, estimated cost per use, and renewal cost, to determine subscription recommendations for the upcoming calendar year. We also examine content quality and availability, accessibility, user experience, customer feedback, and other factors to inform these decisions.

    After careful review and consideration, the following online resource subscriptions will no longer be offered, effective December 30, 2021.

    Cantook Station

    Though the last day for Cantook Station access will be December 30, 2021, we are pleased to provide free access to French-language e-books through cloudLibrary. For free digital issues of French-language magazines and newspapers, we encourage you to discover PressReader. See Getting Started with cloudLibrary and Getting Started with PressReader to learn more. 

    LearningExpress Library Canada

    The last day of access to LearningExpress Library Canada will be December 30, 2021. If you found LearningExpress Library helpful, we highly recommend you try Brainfuse HelpNow

    Brainfuse HelpNow is a service that supports students at every stage of learning and includes study materials, practice tests, and live one-on-one support with an online tutor. You can also get help with Microsoft Office, access career resources, and find support for the EQAO, OSSLT, Canadian Citizenship, and GED. See Getting Started with Brainfuse HelpNow to learn more.

    For profession-specific test preparation, you can check out the following resources:

    STEM Village

    Though the last day of access to STEM Village will be December 30, 2021, we are pleased to provide free access to resources for K-8 learning. 

    • Brainfuse HelpNow gives students access to learning resources STEM subject areas in SkillSurfer, aligned with the Ontario curriculum. Live, one-on-one help is available online every day from 2:00 pm-11:00 pm to support students with homework and STEM learning. See Getting Started with Brainfuse HelpNow to learn more.
    • Gamify your child’s learning experience with Launchpads! Launchpads are educational tablets, pre-loaded with apps, videos, and games designed for hours of interactive learning. Some themes of interest include Critical Thinking & Strategy, Math, Science, and STEAM. Go to our catalog to place a hold. 
    • Check out our Virtual STEM Challenges for fun, educational activities you can try with materials found around your home.
    • Visit Student Resources on our website to discover more options.

    World Book Student

    Though last day of access to World Book Student will be December 30, 2021, we recommend the following free options for K-8 research support:

    We appreciate your use of Brampton Library’s eResources and apologize for any inconvenience these service changes may cause. 

    For additional assistance, please contact us through Ask a Question or call 905.893.4636.

    Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support of Library services. 

  • Brampton Library's Local Authors Showcase 2022-2023. Recognizes books by authors currently living in Peel Region. Click here to learn more and submit your application online.
    Local Authors Showcase 2022-23

    Brampton Library's Local Authors Showcase 2022-2023. Recognizes books by authors currently living in Peel Region. Click here to learn more and submit your application online. 

  • Tell us what you think! Click here to read and comment on our Draft Facilities Master Plan
    FMP Draft

    Brampton Library has completed a draft of the Library Facilities Master Plan (FMP), a blueprint that guides how the City of Brampton and Brampton Library invest in library space found through existing branches and the construction of new ones. The FMP offers a renewed vision for library development in Brampton and a refreshed implementation strategy that charts the course for the next 10 years. Extensive consultation was undertaken for the FMP through a community survey, focus groups, workshops and key informant interviews.

    Since the adoption of Brampton Library's previous FMP in 2011, major capital investments have been made in three new branches found in Gore Meadows, Springdale and South West, along with a major renovation of the Chinguacousy branch and the installation of three MakerSpaces. With Brampton's population expected to grow from 698,000 to 854,000 over the next 10 years, proactive facility planning is essential for Brampton Library to effectively deliver on its mandate to serve the needs of existing residents along with the 156,000 new residents that are forecasted to be added by 2031.

    The FMP contains recommendations to address improvements to spaces within existing branches as well as the development of a Central Library and new branches to serve existing and future residents of Brampton. 

    We are seeking your feedback on the draft FMP prior to its finalization. Complete the survey here. The deadline for submitting feedback is November 30, 2021. Should you have any additional comments, please email us at FMP@bramlib.on.ca.

    Read our Draft Facilities Master Plan below: 

     

     

     

     

     

    Visit any Brampton Library branch to view these presentation boards:

     
  • BL Virtual Storytime
    BL Virtual Storytime

    Storytime is one of our most-loved programs. While we can't share storytime in person right now, we are so excited to bring the fun and learning from our home to yours with our online program, Virtual Storytime!

    Watch as we share songs, rhymes, and stories, and join in with us from home! A new Virtual Storytime will be posted here every Tuesday morning at 10:30 am.

    Thanks for watching! Please help us improve by filling out this short survey about Virtual Storytime here.



    And that's not all! You can keep sharing stories together at home with Tumblebooks and Kanopy Kids for free with your Brampton Library card. Don't have a Brampton Library card? No problem! Click here to register for a library card. 

    Our Virtual Storytime program is made possible in part through the support of Access Copyright and the Association of Canadian Publishers.

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