• Mar29

    Story Time

    Join us for this fun preschool program where we will help you build early literacy skills with your child by reading, talking, singing and playing together. Adults must stay for the program.

  • Mar29

    Needle Arts

    Connect and share with other crafters while working on your current project at the Kincardine Branch. 

About this Library

So what is there to discover?

A public library was first established in 1861 as a Lyceum Club and was primarily for furthering education in the area. The first librarian was Norman Roberston, author of the “History of the County of Bruce,” who had charge of about two hundred volumes. In 1866 a Mechanics Institute replaced the Lyceum Club and Hugh Black became librarian. In 1908, with the assistance of Andrew Carnegie funding, the present structure was erected by Wingham contractors, Mr. Nicholson & Elmore Mahood. In 1943 a union with the Bruce County Co-operative provided a bookmobile service. In 1966 the interior of the building was extensively renovated, and in 1994 a new addition was added to the south and the interior was again remodelled.

  • Adult Non-Fiction Area
  • Juvenile Fiction Area


Library Features

  • AWE Station(s)
  • Bike Rack
  • Black & White Printing
  • Book Return
  • DAISY Audiobook Readers
  • Energy Monitor Kits
  • Exam Proctoring
  • Faxing
  • Fishing Rods & Tackle
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Geocaching Kits
  • LCD Projector
  • Meeting Carts
  • Photocopying
  • Public Use Computers
  • Projection Screen
  • Scanning to USB
  • Sports Equipment Sets


  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Accessible Street Parking
  • Accessible Washroom
  • Elevator
Children's Area

Become a Member

If you are a Bruce County Resident, you can become a member free of charge by completing a library card application at any of our 17 Branch Library locations.

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