5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do At Barrie Public Library

There is so much more to the library than just checking out a book. Take a look at some of the cool things you can do for free with your library card!

Take A Course with Universal Class

This feature gives you the opportunity to choose from hundreds of courses online. Whether you’re looking for continuing education or a personal interest course, you’ll be sure to find something that speaks to you here. Universal Class allows you to learn at your own pace, on your own schedule, plus the instructors are certified!

Stream or Download Music, Movies and TV shows with Hoopla

You can actually stream or download music, movies, and TV shows and put them on your device of choice. You’ll find e-books, e-audiobooks and comics on Hoopla as well.

Read the newspaper with PressReader

PressReader allows you to access a variety of newspapers, including the Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star and more Canadian and international publications.

Get creative and make something in the Collaboratory

You’ll find the Collaboratory at the Downtown Branch, where you can make something new in art, design or technology. Try out the 3D printer, vinyl printer, button maker, cricut maker and sewing machines.

Take your child to the Tinker Lab

The Tinker Labs are at both of the branches, Downtown and Painswick. Your kids can play with K’NEX, Magna-Tiles, LEGO, Marble Maze and other STEAM-type activities!

Learn more about all of these great programs here!