Baie-D'Urfé Library

Hours

Monday 2:30-5:00pm
Tuesday 2:30-5:00pm
Wednesday 2:30-5:00pm
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.

Limited Reopening and Safety Measures

The library will be accessible to the public again in a limited capacity starting Monday, February 15th. Our hours of operation will be reduced until further notice and we will be open Monday to Friday from 2:30 to 5:00, and Sunday afternoons from 1:30 to 4:00. For safety reasons, the doors to the Whiteside Taylor Centre will remained locked, but you will be able to enter the building during opening hours by ringing the library's door bell.

With a focus on reducing contact and keeping our community safe, here are the safety measures that you’ll see at our library:

  • All library users aged 10 and over will be required to wear face masks when using the library.
  • To ensure social distancing, we are limiting the number of people allowed in the library to seven at a time.
  • Hand sanitizer will be made available to visitors at the library’s entrance.
  • Plexiglas screens have been installed at the circulation desk to reduce risks when borrowing books.
  • To limit contact, returns will not be accepted at the circulation desk and all books must be returned at the Book Return Bin.
  • To respect physical distancing, our aisles will be limited to one person at a time when browsing through the collection.
  • Library users are invited to limit their visit to 30 minutes at a time.

We understand that some patrons are still concerned about the use of public spaces, so our No Contact Loan service will be available to users Monday to Friday from 2:30 to 4:30 by appointment only. Please contact us if you have any questions about our re-opening and safety measures.


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Library Programs

Library Services

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Children

Virtual Crafts for Kids!

Join us online Saturday, February 13th 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.

Activities at the library

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!

March 4th, book club members will be discussing J.D Vance's "Hillbilly Elegy!

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 February 19th. 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 February 11th at 2:30.

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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 2020.