Bruce County Public Library (BCPL) is officially preparing to reopen branches to the public for regular in-person service. In a BCPL media release, as of Monday, March 1, all 17 branches of the Bruce County Public Library will be open to the public. For those who would prefer to not come inside the branches, curbside pickup service will continue to be offered.

Patrons are asked to wear a face covering and must maintain proper social distancing while visiting the branches. Public computers will be available for patron use by appointment. Residents of Bruce County who don't have a library card are encouraged to sign up as the library has introduced two new items to their collection.

Grab and Go Bags - BCPL staff will help patrons find new titles to read by bundling together types of fiction that highlight different genres in their collection, such as fantasy, thrillers, diversity, and award winners. These bags feature surprise titles with which patrons can easily "grab and go."

Provincial Park Day Passes - For something completely unique, Ontario Provincial Parks Day Passes are now loanable from the library. The passes may be used at any Ontario Provincial Park, and are "vehicle day passes," which means free admission for everyone in the vehicle. Ontario Parks in Bruce County include Inverhuron Provincial Park (Tiverton), MacGregor Provincial Park (Port Elgin), and Sauble Falls Provincial Park (Sauble Beach).

It is advisable to contact the park you plan on visiting in advance to ensure it is open and, if required, to reserve a spot. Passes can be reserved in the library’s online catalogue or by contacting your local branch.

“Bruce County Public Library continues to find new ways to meet the needs of our communities," said Brooke McLean, Director of Library Services. “Our grab-and-go bags provide a convenient way to borrow a bundle of books in a socially distant society, and the Park Passes make it more affordable to spend time in nature at one of our beautiful provincial parks. We appreciate the support of Ontario Parks in providing these passes," McLean added.

To sign up for a library card, visit and complete the online registration form to gain instant access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, magazines, newspapers, and more.