Baie-D'Urfé Library

Hours

Monday 2:30-5:00pm & 7:00-9:00pm
Tuesday 2:30-5:00pm & 7:00-9:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am-12:00pm & 2:30-9:00pm
Thursday 2:30-5:00pm & 7:00-9:00pm
Friday 2:30-5:00pm & 7:00-9:00pm
Saturday 1:30-4:00pm
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.

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Library Programs

Library Services

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Storytimes

Family Storytime

Third Saturday of the month at 10:30am. September-December 2017

December 16: Join us for an hour of books and crafts

Lego Club

Join us on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7pm for creative play and Lego building challenges. September 26, October 24, and November 28.

Activities at the library

Baie-D'Urfé Book Club

The Book Club meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 2:30pm. Registration is required. Please contact the library for more information

December 7 we will be discussing "A Complicated Kindness" by Miriam Toews.

Special Events

Are you a good fincancial role model?: Thursday November 23 at 7:30pm

A Chartered Professional Accountant will talk about the goals and challenges of teaching kids about money, and teach us ten healthy habits of financial management.

Writers Open Mic Night: Thursday December 7 at 7:30pm

Do you write? Here is your chance to read some of your work to a friendly audience. Readings are welcome in both French and English. Each reading will be limited to 5 minutes.

Kathryn Kastner, Biking across Canada : Thursday December 14 at 7pm

From Vancouver to St. John's, Newfoundland, Katheryn Kästner cycled across Canada in the summer of 2016. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Confederation, she will take you on a journey from coast to coast, relating her adventures and showing you some of Canada'a hidden gems through her photos.

NFB Film Club

Documentaries from the National Film Board of Canada

Screenings take place on the last Thursday of the month at 7pm

November 30: The Road Forward

This electrifying musical documentary links a pivotal moment in Canada’s civil rights history—the beginnings of Indian Nationalism in the 1930s—with the powerful momentum of First Nations activism today. Interviews and musical sequences describe how a tiny movement grew to become a successful voice for change across the country. The Road Forward seamlessly connects past and present through superbly produced story-songs featuring soaring vocals, blues, rock, and traditional beats.

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 converstaional language learning. For more information visit their website.

Exhibitions

Oil paintings by Laura Holland...until November 17th.

The Baie-D'Urfé Aquarelle Group... from November 21st.

Photographs by Caroline Forget...January 2018.

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 2016.