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.

Limited Reopening and Safety Measures

The library is accessible to the public again in a limited capacity. Our hours of operation will be reduced until further notice.

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.
  • 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 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.

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

TD Summer Reading Club

Come to the library each week to discover the Summer Reading Club challenge of the Week. Complete the challenge to win fun prizes. Each week you complete the challenge you will get to pick a prize from the SRC basket and have your name entered in our grand prize draw (prize draw on August 16).

Activities at the library

Baie-D'Urfé Library Book Club

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

November 11th, book club members will be discussing Chop Suey Nation by Ann Hui.

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 November 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 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm. The next meeting is October 28th at 7:30.

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.

Our Fine-Free Policy

As of August 2021, our library is eliminating late fees for all of our borrowable materials, including books, audiobooks, and DVDs! We made the decision to make services more accessible by ensuring that there are no financial penalties for returning items a few days late, by forgiving all existing fines that have been created due to overdue items, and by resetting all cards that been blocked due to overdue fees.

Important highlights of our Fine-Free Policy:

  • Items are still borrowable for a three week loan period with one possible renewal. Even though there are no late fees, we continue to ask our users to respect the borrowing period, as others may be waiting for these items.
  • We will continue to send email notifications to remind users about items that are coming due or overdue.
  • Items that are lost, damaged, or not returned after three months will result in a replacement fee in addition to a $10.00 processing fee. An exception is made for magazine issues, which will only result in a $10.00 processing fee per issue.
  • Fees for items lost, damaged, or not returned cannot be waived by purchasing a replacement copy for the library.
  • Please note that fines that have been created due to items that are lost, damaged, or not returned will be maintained. Accounts that have been blocked due to unpaid fees of this nature will remain blocked until payment of said fees.

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.