• Message regarding in-branch and curbside service, including holds pickup and link to hours of operation and safety protocols and instructions for placing holds on materials
    Curbside Expansion Nov 23, 2020
  • Book Bundles. Click here to help us build a customized reading stack for you.
    Book Bundles

    While we offer limited branch and Curbside Pickup services due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s not possible to browse our shelves. Still, we are happy to offer you stacks of fresh reads, with our new Book Bundles and Grab ‘n’ Go services.

    Check all our branches regularly for bags of Grab ‘n’ Go books on ever-changing themes chosen by staff. If any of the titles in the bag aren’t to your liking, simply return them through our 24-hour external dropboxes. 

    If you have a theme in mind, complete the form below and we will notify you when your book bundle is ready for pickup.

  • Makerspace On Demand: Need to 3d print or vinyl cut? Connect with a librarian to remotely print your design for pickup at Four Corners, Chinguacousy and Springdale Branches. Click here to get started.cut
    Makerspace On Demand

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    Makerspace On Demand

    Makerspace On Demand service is available on a limited basis while the Brampton Library makerspaces are closed to the public due to COVID-19. Pickup times may vary and we may not be able to accommodate all requests. Please submit your request by clicking this link.

    About:


    MakerSpace Brampton is a joint initiative of the City of Brampton Economic Development Office, Sheridan College Faculty of Applied Science and Technology’s Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT), and Brampton Library to foster creativity, innovation, and exploration in a safe and accessible learning environment.

    What We Have:


    MakerSpaces at Four Corners, Chinguacousy, and Springdale library branches offer free access to maker and digital creation tools. Drop-in during library hours to access equipment with the assistance of staff. Users must complete a MakerSpace User Agreement form.

    Available equipment includes*:

    • Lulzbot Mini 3D Printer
    • Ultimaker 2+ 3D Printer
    • Roland CAMM-1 GS-24 Vinyl Cutter  (available at Chinguacousy only)
    • Silhouette Cameo 3 Electronic Cutting Machine
    • Canon 9000F Mark II Scanner (includes attachments for digitizing photo negatives and slides)
    • Elgato Video Capture Device (converts analog video from a VHS tape into a high quality digital file)
    • VHS-C Cassette Adapter
    • Wacom Intuos Drawing Tablet (for digital drawing, painting or sketching) (available at Springdale only)
    • Akai Professional MPK Midi Keyboard (a compact keyboard and pad controller for creating beats and music tracks)(available at Springdale only)
    • Desktop computers with software

    Programs: MakerSpace Brampton programs offer hands-on and interactive learning in 3D printing and modelling, coding, web design, robotics, and other STEM and maker topics for all ages. We also host special events and meetups as well as Tech Talks and Repair Cafés.

    See our Program Calendar for program offerings, dates, locations, and registration details.

    Submit a digital Makerspace Comment Card.

    For more information contact us at makerspace@bramptonlibrary.ca or 905-793-4636 x74260

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  • Brampton Library Mobile App
    Brampton Library Mobile App

    Staying connected with your library, anytime and anywhere, just got easier!

    With the Brampton Library app, you can:

    • Quickly access your virtual Library Card.

    • Search the library collection and discover new releases.

    • Keep track of due dates, renew borrowed items, place holds, and manage your account.

    • Benefit from intuitive built-in features, including Scan ISBN and Self-Checkout. 

    • Learn about upcoming programs and events, digital resources, and more!

    Let’s Get Started

    Download the app on the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android) for your smartphone or tablet.

    Logging in to your account

    1. Open the Brampton Library app.

    2. Refer to the ‘My Account’ button.

    3. Type in your Library Card number and PIN (last 4 digits of your phone number).* 

    4. Tap ‘Login’.

    *If you have never had a Brampton Library card, you can Get an Online Library CardPlease note that restrictions and limitations apply for Online Library Cards. For full membership access, please visit your local library branch.

    How To Use the App

    To learn about the basics - like exploring the library collection, managing your account, and ways to connect with your library - please check out our Brampton Library Mobile App Basics & How-To’s page.

    Virtual Tour & Highlights

    Help & Support

    For further help, we invite you to get in touch through our Ask A Question service, or by calling 905.793.4636 to speak with staff.

  • DMZ Canhack 2021. A free cybersecurity competition for all high school students in Canada with over $16, 000 in cash prizes! Click here to learn more and join a Brampton Library Team.
    DMZ Canhack 2021

    DMZ CanHack 2020. Powered by RBC (logo)

    Grade 9 to 12 students: Join a Brampton Library CanHack Team!

    What is CanHack?

    CanHack is a fun, capture-the-flag style online game designed to help high school students gain fundamental experience in computer forensics, cryptography, web security and more. Students will reverse engineer, break, hack and decrypt to solve challenges in order to advance in the game. 

    CanHack is open to any Canadian high school student from grades 9 to 12. The game goes live over a two-week period in March 2021 and there is special programming leading up to the launch. There is no cost to participate, nor do students need any prior experience with coding or cybersecurity.

    CanHack is the Canadian arm of picoCTF, a free online cybersecurity competition developed by Carnegie Mellon University. CanHack is presented by DMZ at Ryerson University, in partnership with RBC. 

    Workshops & Meetups

    Leading up to the challenge (October to February), registered students gain exclusive access to live expert-led workshops on Wednesdays, 5-7pm, to advance their skills in cyber security (Can’t make Wednesdays? Don’t worry—you’ll have access to the recordings). Brampton Library is also hosting weekly meetups on Monday afternoons 4-6pm on Discord to help students prepare for success in the CanHack competition. 

    Workshop topics include:

    • Computer forensics
    • Web security
    • Women in cyber
    • Reverse engineering
    • Binary exploitation
    • Cryptography

    Prizes & Recognition!

    CanHack participants have a chance to win over $15,000 in cash prizes! An additional $2,000 prize will be awarded to an all-female team. 

    In addition to the CanHack game, participants will be invited to complete cybersecurity exams to earn digital badges to display on their résumé or LinkedIn profile to show off their skills. 

    Criteria

    In order to compete, students must:

    • Be enrolled at a Candian high school
    • Participate individually or with a team of no more than 5 other students. Brampton Library staff will help organize teams. 
    • Be registered with an adult supervisor, e.g. a Brampton Library Librarian

    For more information about the competition, go to https://dmz.ryerson.ca/canhack/

    Click Here to Sign Up for CanHack 2021 with Brampton Library

  • Inspiring Connections September/October 2020. Now online! Explore Virtual programs for all ages.
    Brampton Library Program Guide Fall 2020

    For complete event details and listings, please visit our Event Calendar

    Click here to browse previous program guides and publications from Brampton Library.

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