The Main Branch of the Brantford Public Library has been transformed into more accessible space that encourages creativity and discovery and provides a place for the community to connect.    

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 Maker area designed to advance digital literacy and innovation for people of all ages
  • 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 the 130,000 square foot YMCA fitness centre.
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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