Library Materials

The Library has a large collection of materials in its Brighton and Codrington branches and in its Digital Library. This includes:

  • Books
  • DVDs
  • Microfilm
  • Cognitive Care Readers
  • Ukuleles
  • Ontario Park Passes
  • Video Games
  • Magazines
  • Large Print Books
  • Audio Books
  • Downloadable eBooks and e-Audio books.
  • Digital Resources

To search our collection, please visit our online catalogue. Our ebook collection and our other digital resources can be accessed via the Library's public access computers, as well as from the convenience of your own home!

Do you need a library card? Join the Library today! »

The Brighton Public Library is pleased to partner with the Stirling M.I.L.L to give residents access to over 200 musical instruments!


Click here for the loan policy


Click here for the patron registration form


Click here for the non-resident registration form


More information about the Stirling M.I.L.L can be found here










Community Meeting Space (available for booking)

Please book the space in person at the library or by printing the request form and emailing it to Heather at Bookings are not finalized until the CEO has reviewed and confirmed them.


Discover the best Canadian shows, stories & more
This digital portal allows you to discover trusted news, entertaining TV and radio shows,
education kids content, news in foreign languages and much more! (In both English and French)

CBC Corner

CBC French


We are a certifified Supporting Homeschool Friendly Library Learning at Home Our Staff Have Been Trained by an experienced homeschooling coach to better understand:

* The nature of home-based
learning in Canada

* The types of services that
support learning at home

* Common Programs and
curriculums used by

* How our resources can be
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Learning at Home

Interlibrary Loan

If the library does not have the item you are looking for we can try to borrow it from another library. As a member of the provincial interlibrary loan network our library can request material from other libraries and have it delivered to the Brighton Public Library for your use.

Please note: we cannot request material that is less than 1 year old.

You can order interlibrary loans using our online form found here.

You can also order interlibrary loans yourself provided you have a valid library card. If you want to check the availability of the book you are looking for, you can search through INFOntario

For more information on our Interlibrary Loan services, please contact us


The "User Guide" for Library Patrons placing their own Interlibrary "Loan Requests" can be found here...











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Get a Library Card!

Any resident of the Municipality of Brighton is entitled to a free library card!

You must show identification with your name and current address for a library membership.

Children up to and including the age of 15 must have a parent or guardian sign the back of the card, acknowledging that they are responsible for damaged or lost items checked out on the minor's card.

Library memberships may be purchased by Non-Residents:

Annual Non-Resident Family Membership - $25.00

Annual Non-Resident Single Membership - $20.00

Six Month Non-Resident Membership      - $10.00

There is not an online registration option at this time, Visit one of our branches or give us a call at 613-475-2511

Borrowing Library Materials

Patrons are expected to present their cards at the circulation desk when signing out library materials. Report a lost or stolen library card immediately. Replacement cards are available for a $1.00 charge.

Loan Periods

Most circulating materials may be borrowed for 3 weeks, with the exception of DVDs, Video Games or Special Collections such as local history.


Patrons may renew materials for additional loan period provided the materials have not been reserved by another patron.

Returning Items

Fine FreePlease return all library materials on time. Items can be returned to the Circulation Desk when the library is open or in the drop box which is located at the front door of the library. There is also a drop box at the Codrington Branch

Patrons are responsible for materials while on loan to them. A patron who loses or damages library material shall be required to pay replacement costs. Any charges in excess of $5.00 will result in loss of borrowing privileges, once the balance is below $5.00, the privileges will be reinstated.

Any material that is overdue 60+ days will result in replacement cost being added to the record.



Computers & Internet

The Brighton Public Library Board recognizes that internet access is an essential part of participation in Canadian society and culture, and provides public access to the internet to fulfill its commitment to equitable access to information. 

Internet workstations are situated in public areas shared by Library users of all ages. Users are required to use the Internet in accordance with this environment and with consideration for other Library users. Patrons using the internet are subject to federal and provincial legislation regulating Internet use, including the provisions of the Criminal Code. The use of the Library's Internet services for illegal purposes is prohibited, and may result in prosecution.

Please read the Library's Internet Use Policy Picture

Please read the Library's Confidentiality and Privacy Policy


Wireless Internet Access

Free wireless internet is available throughout the library for access by patrons with mobile devices. Patrons accessing wireless Internet service are bound by the terms of use in OP-10 Internet Services policy.

BPL ’s wireless network is not secure; BPL cannot guarantee the safety of traffic across its wireless network. The library does not assume any responsibility for the configuration, security or files on personal laptops resulting from connection to the library’s network.

Photocopying Services

Printing is available from the following sources:

  • Photocopier

  • Colour Laser Printer ($0.50 ea., 2 sided + $0.25 extra ea., non-profit and home based learners $0.25 ea.)

  • Monochrome Laser Printer ($0.20 ea., 2 sided + $0.05 extra ea., non-profit and home based learners $0.10 ea.)

  • Microfilm Reader

  • Resumes are $0.10 per page.