Barrie Public Library - Café and Boutique

By: Barrie Public Library  09-12-2011
Keywords: Tours, Public Library, Meeting Rooms

Barrie Public Library - Café and Boutique

Meeting Rooms
Plan your next meeting at the Barrie Public Library.

The Barrie Public Library has several meeting rooms available for use by the public. Please contact the library at 705-728-1010 for booking rooms and more information. Meeting rooms are available to both profit and not-for-profit groups.The Angus Ross and Georgian International Group meeting rooms have kitchenette facilities, screen, white board, and flip chart. The Consumers Gas Boardroom has a white board.

Note: Bookings will be confirmed when the group or individual has signed the application form and paid the rental fee.


Angus Ross (enter from foyer)


Hours Available*
Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 12 noon to 5:00 p.m.
* The meeting must commence before the library closes for the day.
Theatre style seats up to 50 people
Workshop style seats up to 36 people
Cost Business and Private Sector $50.00 per hour
Government Agencies, School Boards, Health Units, etc. $25.00 per hour
Not-for-profit / Community Groups No Charge
 

Georgian International Group meeting room (enter from foyer)


Hours Available*
Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 12 noon to 5:00 p.m.
* The meeting must commence before the library closes for the day.
Theatre style seats up to 25 people
Workshop style seats up to 18 people
Cost Business and Private Sector $25.00 per hour
Government Agencies, School Boards, Health Units, etc. $12.50 per hour
Not-for-profit / Community Groups No Charge
 

Consumers Gas Boardroom (second floor)


Hours Available*
Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 12 noon to 5:00 p.m.
* This room is available only during library open hours.
Workshop style seats up to 10 people
Cost Business and Private Sector $15.00 per hour
Government Agencies, School Boards, Health Units, etc. $7.50 per hour
Not-for-profit / Community Groups
 
Wireless Internet
The Barrie Public Library provides free wireless access to the Internet.  You can bring your own laptop or other mobile devices with WiFi capability to access a wireless connection.  Wireless service is available to users in the library and the library meeting rooms.

Wireless Internet is another option for accessing the Internet, without time limits and there is no need to wait for a library computer station.  You can save or download files to your own system.  Printing is not available to wireless users.


Tours

Learn how to get the most out of your library. Find out about our special collections, visit the Robert Peacock Lounge local history room, or see our beautiful outdoor Moore Packaging Reading Garden.

Library tours are available to schools, community groups and the general public. Tours provide an orientation to the services, resources, programmes and facilities of the Barrie Public Library, and can be customised to the requirements of your group. Tours are generally 45 minutes in length. Tours for any group are also available in French. How to book a tour

  • Book at least one month in advance of date.
  • Call either Information Desk at 705-728-1010, ext. 7019 (children's) or ext. 7020 (adult), to book a date. For French tours call Patricia (ext. 7000).
  • For those who are , but do not already have a card, we can have cards prepared. Submit completed [] at least one week prior to the tour.

If you are planning on bringing a large group to the library, but do not need a tour, we still ask that you give us the courtesy of a call, so we can be better prepared to provide library service.


Kozlov Café

The next time you visit the Library, stop by the Kozlov Café and pick up a hot drink or snack to enjoy while you catch up on your reading. We are proud to serve Fair Trade coffee, along with decaffeinated and flavoured coffee. We stock a large assortment of tea, including herbal teas and decaffinated flavours. You may also choose from many flavours of rich and delicious hot chocolate as well.

Feeling hungry? Try some of our tasty snacks, including chips, chocolate bars, candy and cookies.

DRINKS AND SNACKS PURCHASED AT THE CAFÉ MAY BE BROUGHT INTO THE LIBRARY FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT!


Helen G. Saso Boutique

You will be amazed at the wonderful selection of treasures to be found at the Helen G. Saso Boutique. Our selection of used and donated books includes something for everyone. As well as an assortment of paperbacks and magazines, we have a great selection of books on subjects such as Business, Computers, Food, Gardening, Hobbies, Health, Sports, Travel and Biographies. We also carry a selection of books for children.
Prices range from .50 to $2.00.

Donations of previously enjoyed paperbacks are always gratefully accepted at Barrie Public Library.

The Boutique is tucked into a corner of the library foyer, just inside the front doors so please remember to visit the next time you visit the library.

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Community Groups, Meeting Rooms, Meeting Rooms Available, Public Library, School Boards, Tours,

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