It’s a brand NEW year… and it starts on January 7!

We’re rolling out the red carpet for 2019 with two NEW and exciting online improvements:

  • NEW website beta site reveals
  • NEW catalogue beta site reveals

You’ll have an opportunity to get familiar with our new website and catalogue before we retire our current site and catalogue on Tue January 22.

Our design mission: to create a simple-to-use website, where you’ll easily find—

  • essential library information
  • featured collections and tons of staff pick lists of recommended books, movies, and music
  • the complete collection of 24/7 online resources to read, download, stream—available only to library members.
  • a children’s website geared to kids and their parents/caregivers: programs for kids, books/movies/music/games for kids, homework resources for kids...
  • a literary news-from-around-the-world blog with timely stories of interest to book, film, and music lovers

You'll be able to browse the collection and view our wide range of library resources and services with greater ease—and maybe even discover some you don't know we offer!

And we're thrilled to bring back an old friend: the customer-friendly library catalogue powered by Ontario-based software company, BiblioCommons. If you are familiar with the catalogue of neighbouring public libraries in Hamilton and Oakville, you'll know that this catalogue makes it easier to search and find library items, place and manage your holds—and it's possible for you to review & rate items and share your own booklists with others.

More details to come closer to January's launch—stay tuned.

Sneak peek - NEW website home page

new bpl home page

NEW Kids' site

new bpl home page for kids