A NEW LIBRARY EXPERIENCE IS HERE


Following a nine-month construction project, the front doors of the Main Branch have been opened to unveil a totally reimagined library space. 
To celebrate, the Library has planned four special events for the community. 

Project Background


This renovation project, which is being funded through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program and funds contributed by the City of Brantford and Brantford Public Library Board, has created a brighter and more welcoming space that responds to the evolving needs of our community. On a more practical side, the redesign will also address long-standing accessibility issues and accommodate a new customer service model.    
 

Highlights of the project

  • A new all-glass façade that fronts on Colborne Street and adds nearly 500 square feet of space to the Library
  • A new more accessible entrance with automatic sliding doors
  • Improvements to the Main Branch's HVAC system
  • New customer service desks and easy-to-use self-checkout machines (at both the Main Branch and St. Paul Branch)
  • A large designated MakerSpace area designed to advance digital literacy and innovation
  • A piece of public art on the exterior of the library honouring world-renowned artist Lawren Harris.

This project adds to the recent rejuvenation of Brantford’s downtown, which includes the breathtaking Sanderson Centre, a bustling Farmers Market, the event-filled Harmony Square and a soon-to-be-complete 130,000 square foot YMCA
Updates on the construction project will be available on this page and through our Facebook and Twitter accounts.
 
With support through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program/Avec l’appui du Programme d’infrastructure communautaire de Canada 150.
 
Canada 150 Project Brantford Public Library