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Tool Library

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SEARCH THE

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Collections

Searching Our Catalogue

Our online catalogue lists everything you can borrow from the library. Use the search bar above to search by title, author, genre, or keyword. Examples of things you can borrow are:

  • Books
  • Magazines
  • DVDs
  • Video games
  • Graphic novels
  • Large Print books
  • AudioBooks
  • Playaways
  • Picture books
  • Board books

You can also access your library account to see when items are due, renew items, or place items on hold.

Need help choosing a book? To speak to library staff call 705-645-4171 or email [email protected]. You can also fill out our Reader’s Advisory form to get help choosing your next great read!

READER’S ADVISORY FORM

Make A Suggestion

Please check the library catalogue using the Search Bar above before submitting a request. Materials on order may be in the catalogue and can be reserved.

Recommendations must be current (published within the last year). Older titles may be requested for borrowing through our interlibrary loans service.

CHECK THE INTERLIBRARY LOANS SERVICE

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Cool Things To Borrow

The Bracebridge Library offers a variety of unique collections beyond books.

Autism Support Kit

Autism Support Kits

Bracebridge Library is proud to be able to provide families with a curated kits designed to address communication and emotional needs of children with autism. These kits have a 3-week loan period and allow families to try specific materials to see how they work.

PLACE HOLD ON AN AUTISM SUPPORT KIT
playstation console

Play Station Gaming Console

Bracebridge Library has a PS4 gaming console that can be borrowed for 1 week, complete with cables and controllers.

PLACE HOLD ON A PLAY STATION
music player

SMPL Music Player

The SMPL Music Player has been designed by experts to be the easiest, simplest music player on the market. Simply lift the lid to start the music playing, push the button to advance to the next song, and close the lid to stop. The perfect device for a loved one who enjoys their music, but struggles with complicated or fiddly devices. Plays any MP3 format files, including audiobooks. Comes pre-loaded with a selection of Big Band-era songs.

PLACE HOLD ON A MUSIC PLAYER
Tool Library

Tool Library

Are you looking for a specialized tool for that short-term project? Bracebridge Library has a growing tool collection that includes items from slide scanners to automotive code readers.

CHECK OUR TOOL LIBRARY
Light Therapy Lamp

Light Therapy Lamps

Light Therapy Lamps are designed to mimic spring and summer light levels and help treat the โ€œwinter blues,โ€ or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). People with medical conditions and those taking certain medications should consult a doctor before using light therapy lamps. Use of the lamp is at your own discretion. Bracebridge Library is not liable for any health issues related to the use of the lamp.

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Ontario Parks Day Passes

Ontario Parks Day Passes / Adventure Kits

Our adventure kits come complete with a complimentary day-use permit that provides access to 1 vehicle and its occupants to more than 100 parks throughout Ontario! These kits also include a backpack, compass, binoculars, a Peterson Field Guide, a Muskoka Trails map clip and an Ontario Parks guide.

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seed packets

Seed Library

In partnership with the Bracebridge Horticultural Society we now offer a full Seed Library. From fruits and vegetables to a wide variety of flowers we can help you with your new garden.

CHECK THE SEED LIBRARY’S INVENTORY
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Portable Projector

Do you have a big presentation or want to have a family movie night? Check out our portable projector that is easy to use and offers connection through Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. This machine is compatible with an iPhone, iPad, Android device, laptop, smartphone, TV stick, Xbox, Switch, PS5, etc.

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puzzles

Puzzles

The Libraryโ€™s puzzle collection is perfect for those who love puzzles but who may not want to purchase their own! We have an assortment of puzzles that vary in sizes and complexity. See link below. The Library also accepts donations of complete puzzles in good condition.

PLACE HOLD ON PUZZLE

Board Games

Let the games begin! Borrow a board game from the Library to take home and play with friends and family! We offer a wide range of games for all ages. To search and place a hold on a puzzle, see link below. The Library also accepts donations of complete board games in good condition.

PLACE HOLD ON PUZZLE
film scanner

Film Scanner

Preserve your valuable by turning your negatives and slides into high resolution 22MG jpeg images. No computer needed, no complicated or expensive photo-editing software or driver installation required. You can adjust brightness, RGB colour correction, flip and mirror directly on the scanner.

PLACE HOLD ON SCANNER
victor reader stratus

Victor Reader

The Victor Reader Stratus gives you access to DAISY books, recorded books, music, and more. User-friendly and accessible. The Victor Reader Stratus is an audio player for everyone.

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Orion Telescope

Starblast 4.5 Altaximuth Refelector Tabletop Telescope. A perfect telescope for beginning amateur astronomers thanks to its uncomplicated design and high level of performance. The StarBlast 4.5 Astro Telescope can reveal intriguing views of bright galaxies, distant cloudy nebulas, and sparkling star clusters for the whole family to enjoy.

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eBooks and eAudiobooks

Your Bracebridge Library card gives you free access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital magazines.

eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines with Libby by Overdrive

Download eBooks and more onto your eReader, tablet, smartphone, or computer.

eReaders

Visit OverDrive to get instructions for your eReader.

Tablets and smartphones

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google play

Computers

Visit Libby to access from your computer.

eBooks for kids with TumbleBook Library

The TumbleBook Library has eBooks for young readers at a variety of reading levels. Interactive stories, animated books, read-a-longs, and puzzles make reading fun.

Tablets and Smartphones

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google play

Computers

Visit TumbleBook to access from your computer.

Accessible Collections

Accessible collections offered at the Bracebridge Library.

Accessible Collections for All Ages

Audiobooks

Books on CD

Audiobooks on CD typically come on multiple discs. They can be played with a CD player.

Playaways

Playaways are portable, pre-loaded audiobooks.  Each Playaway is loaded with one book.  They have large, simple buttons.  Playaways have a universal headphone jack that can be used with headphones or an aux cord. 

e-Books and e-Audiobooks

The Libby app offers scalable fonts for most e-books. Dyslexia-friendly fonts and read-along books for young readers are also available.

Read more further up this page in the e-books and e-audiobooks section for more information and quick links.

CELA

Library members with a visual, physical, or learning disability may be eligible for service from the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA).

Visit the accessible services page to find out more.

LEARN ABOUT ACCESSIBLE SERVICES

Accessible Collections for Children

Dyslexia-friendly print

Dyslexia-friendly books use special font, layout, and vocabulary to assist readers.

Click the button below to find books with dyslexia-friendly font in the online catalogue.

FIND DYSLEXIA-FRIENDLY BOOKS

Autism kits

The Bracebridge Library has two autism kits. Each kit is designed for families to try out different tools and resources.

The Communication and Emotion kit includes games, charts, books, and tactile devices aimed to help children learn communication skills and read social situations.

The Calming Kit includes games, books, charts, and tools aimed at relieving stress and anxiety.

Click the button below to find Autism Kits in the online catalogue.

FIND AUTISM KITS

Accessible Collections for Adults

Large print

Large print books have larger font to make reading easier for people with low vision.  Large print Reader Digest magazines are also available to borrow.

Click the button below to find books with large print in the online catalogue.

FIND LARGE PRINT BOOKS

DAISY Players

DAISY players are used to play DAISY audiobooks. They are easy to use and have features for listening to DAISY audiobooks (e.g. buttons for changing the speed or tone of the narrator).

Adult literacy books

These books are designed for adults improving their literacy and/or adults who are learning to read English. Many books are written by popular authors. They cover a variety of subjects and genres including mystery and romance.

Click the button below to find adult literacy books in the online catalogue.

FIND ADULT LITERACY BOOKS

Music Player

The Music Player comes loaded with big band music. It is designed to allow anyone to operate it without assistance, including seniors who have experienced declined mobility and/or cognitive ability.

Click the button below to find the music player in the online catalogue.

FIND MUSIC PLAYER

Visit our Accessible Services page for more information on Visiting Library Service, CELA, and accessible technology.