Baie-D'Urfé Library

Hours

Monday 2:30-5:00pm
Tuesday 2:30-5:00pm; 7:00-9:00pm
Wednesday 2:30-5:00pm; 7:00-9:00pm
Thursday 2:30-5:00pm
Friday 2:30-5:00pm
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday 1:30-4:00pm
Click here for a list of holiday closures.

Location

20551 ch. Lakeshore Baie-D'Urfé (Québec) H9X 1R3

The Library is located in the Whiteside Taylor Center, situated between the Fritz Farm Community Center and the Red Barn along Lakeshore Road in Baie-D'Urfé, Quebec.

About Us

The BDU Library is a recreational library carrying non-fiction and fiction books, magazines, DVDs, and CDs for both adults and children. We offer WiFi as well as a computer with internet access. The daily operations of the library are provided by volunteers from the community with staff focused on cataloging and other technical aspects of the library’s operation.

Library Closure and No Contact Loan Service

The Baie-D'Urfé Library will be closed following the government’s announcement concerning the COVID-19 Red Alert safety measures. The library will be closed until further notice. Our book return bin will remain open during this time period.

While the library is closed, we will be providing a No Contact Loan Service! By scheduling a pick-up appointment with library staff from Monday to Friday between 10:00 and 4:00, you will be able to request any item in the library's collection, with a maximum of nine items per card.

To make a request, contact the library by phone at 514-457-3274 or by email at biblio@baie-durfe.qc.ca. Library staff will provide an appointment time for you to pick up your requested items at the Whiteside Taylor Centre entrance.


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Library Programs

Library Services

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Children

Secret Santa Books

Looking for a good book to read during the holidays but don’t know which to choose? Then we invite you to borrow one of our Secret Santa Books! From December 7th to the 23rd, library users of all ages can book an appointment to choose a wrapped fiction or non-fiction book from our Holiday display (one per card). Each secret book will have a visual clue and the first line of the book to help you choose the right one!

Contact Chris at 514-457-3274 or biblio@baie-durfe.qc.ca to see the display!

Virtual Crafts for Kids!

Join us online Saturday, December 12th at 2:00 for a fun craft activity! Every month, kids of all ages can craft along with us using common household items. To register, please email us at biblio@baie-durfe.qc.ca.

This month we'll be making Book Worms! Materials needed: an empty egg carton, pipe cleaners, markers.

Activities at the library

Secret Santa Books

Looking for a good book to read during the holidays but don’t know which to choose? Then we invite you to borrow one of our Secret Santa Books! From December 7th to the 23rd, library users of all ages can book an appointment to choose a wrapped fiction or non-fiction book from our Holiday display (one per card). Each secret book will have a visual clue and the first line of the book to help you choose the right one!

Contact Chris at 514-457-3274 or biblio@baie-durfe.qc.ca to see the display!

Baie-D'Urfé Library Book Club

The Book Club meets virutally the 1st Thursday of the month at 2:30pm. Contact us at biblio@baie-durfe.qc.ca to register!

January 7th, book club members will be discussing Delia Owen's "Where the Crawdads Sing."

Knit Night: Third Friday of the month from 7pm-9pm

Bring in your knitting projects, your questions, your expertise! All welcome. This activity will be taking place virtually December 18th. Contact us at biblio@baie-durfe.qc.ca to register!

The Baie-D'Urfé Writers' Circle

Are you working on a writing project? Would you like to share ideas, and give and get feedback from fellow local writers? Then come by the Baie-D'Urfé Writers' Circle! The BDWC meets virtually on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 2:30 pm. The next meeting is December 10th at 2:30.

Click here to sign up for our monthly newsletter. You can also opt-in to receive additional messages about Adult English, Adult French, or Children's programming in the library.

Baie-D'Urfe Language Group (BULG)

BULG meets in the library for conversational language learning. For more information visit their website.

Exhibitions

Artists interested in diplaying work at our library, please contact us at biblio@baie-durfe.qc.ca


Library Services

Membership:

Library membership is free to all residents of Baie D'Urfé, and each member may borrow up to 9 items for 3 weeks. Non-Resident user fees are posted at the library.

Borrow from a wide range of Fiction and Nonfiction books, as well as Magazines, Music CD's, Talking Books and Videos/DVDs for both Adults and Junior members.

Library members can now renew loans and place reserves online!Click here for instructions to access your account online.

Fines:

Overdue adult books and all audiovisual materials are fined $0.20 per day per item with a maximum of $4.00. Overdue children's books are fined $0.10 per day per item with a maximum of $2.00.

Home Library Service

We offer a delivery service for Baie-D'Urfé residents who cannot come in to the library. Click here for more information.

Inter-Library-Loan

We participate in inter-library-loan service, which allows our users to access some books we do not have in our collections, by borrowing them from other public libraries in the province. For more information about this service, please see our policy, or call the library to speak with the librarian.

Computers:

We offer public access to one iPad, one computer, and a printer/scanner. We also offer free public WiFi.

Click here for instructions on how to connect to our WiFi. Click here for our terms of service.

Volunteers:

The Town of Baie-D'Urfé prides itself on its vast number of community volunteers, and the library is part of this volunteer network. The library welcomes all willing volunteers!

Click here for our annual report of activities and statistics for 2019.