Your Brampton Library membership offers access to a wide range of free digital resources, in addition to free access to our borrowable physical materials, for all ages and interests. Brampton Library’s Digital Library has enjoyed tremendous growth over the past few years especially in the categories of eBooks and eAudiobooks. As a responsible service provider, we are constantly evaluating our purchasing decisions, taking into consideration both cost and usage. Like any organization, we are also impacted by circumstances beyond our control. At this time, we are providing the following digital collections service updates for your information.

1. While we are pleased to continue to offer access to free digital newspapers and magazines through PressReader, effective December 31, 2020, the RBdigital platform and apps will no longer be available. Previously known as Zinio, RBdigital is coming under the ownership of KKR & Co. media company and will therefore no longer be operating as an independent library service. Please visit our RBdigital FAQs for more information.

To read  full-colour, digital issues of current and popular magazines from over 120 countries in over 60 languages for free with your Brampton Library card, we encourage you to try PressReader. Enjoy the convenience of reading in your web browser, or download the Pressreader app for iOS or Android. See Getting Started with PressReader to learn more.

2. Effective December 31, 2020, My Canada will no longer be offered. For helpful resources designed for Canadian Citizenship test preparation, we recommend the following:

3. Effective December 31, 2020, World Book Online Suite will no longer be offered. Included in this collection are World Book Advanced, Early Learning, L’Encyclopédie Découverte, and World Book Kids. For helpful resources designed for K-12 homework help and research, we recommend World Book Student for elementary and middle school students, and Gale General OneFile for grades 8 and up.

4. Last but not least, we have made the difficult decision to remove access to Freegal from our website, effective January 31, 2021. Please visit our Freegal FAQs for more information, including instructions on how to download, transfer and keep your music downloads

Thank you for your attention to these updates and for using our services!. If you need assistance, or would like to share your feedback or concerns, please contact us through Ask a Question or call 905.793.4636.

 

Despite the lockdown that takes effect today, Brampton Library will continue to offer limited in-branch services at Chinguacousy in the Civic Centre, Four Corners, and Springdale Branch Libraries. Our remaining branches, while closed to the public, offer Curbside Pickup, with expanded hours at most locations beginning today. All branches, whether open or Curbside, offer our new Grab ‘n’ Go bags. Materials can be returned easily and safely through our 24-hour external dropboxes at all branches.

Service Modifications at our Open Branches:

Effective today, and for the duration of the current lockdown period, our Chinguacousy, Four Corners, and
Springdale Branch Libraries are open for these services only:

  • In-branch holds pick up
  • Brief use of our computers for transactional purposes
  • Printing and photocopying services

Please note that in-branch study space and the use of personal devices to work or study is not available or permitted at this time.

Expansion of Curbside Pickup Hours:

We are grateful to be able to continue to provide access to our materials during the COVID-19 pandemic as per provincial guidelines. Curbside Pickup offers you the flexibility to pick up your holds at any of our branches, even if they are closed. When placing holds, you will be prompted to select your pickup location. In order to serve you better, we are pleased to announce our expanded hours for this service at most locations. Please note that Curbside Pickup hours at South West remain Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 2:00 – 5:00 pm.

New Curbside Pickup Hours for Cyril Clark, Gore Meadows, Mount Pleasant Village, and South Fletcher’s

  • Mondays: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Wednesdays: 2:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Fridays - 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

For more information about our open and Curbside locations and to watch video tutorials, please click here.

If you’re not sure what titles you would like to place on hold, but you want some new books to read right away, discover our Grab ‘n’ Go and Book Bundles services. Our librarians have put together surprise bags of books on ever-changing themes. Pick up your Grab ‘n’ Go bag at any Brampton Library branch. If you have a theme in mind, head to our website and complete the Book Bundles request form.

Our highest priority remains the safety of our customers and staff. We have worked collaboratively with the City of Brampton to enhance our health and safety protocols through the following:

  • During our operating hours at these branches, we will close to the public every 90 minutes, for 30
    minutes of cleaning multi-use and high-touch areas
  • We have installed plexi-glass shields at our service points
  • All customers and staff must wear masks in our buildings, in compliance with the City of
    Brampton Mandatory Mask By-Law 135-2020
  • Everyone is asked to self-monitor for symptoms of illness and not enter a library branch if feeling unwell.

Please check for the latest service updates on our website and on our social media platforms - Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Click here sign up for our email updates.

Thank you for your patience!

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