Membership & General Services
Library membership is free to all permanent residents or property owners in the District of Muskoka. Non-resident memberships are available for a $50 annual fee or $26 for 6 months.
To obtain a library card, bring in a piece of identification with your CURRENT address, such as a driver’s license, vehicle ownership, hospital card, or utility bill. Children younger than 14 years of age will require a parent, guardian or caregiver to sign up with them.
Click the link below for more detailed membership information.
Computer & Internet Access
Library members may use the public computers on the second floor of the Library with their library card for 1 hour per day. Non-residents may visit the Information Desk to gain access to these computers with a guest pass.
Library members may utilize Wi-Fi on their own personal devices with their valid Library card. Non-residents may visit the Information Desk to gain access to these computers with a guest pass.
The Library does not offer faxing services at this time.
Printing & Photocopying
Printing is available on the second floor of the Bracebridge Library at all of our public access computer stations.
Self-serve photocopying is available on the main floor of the Library, located opposite of the Circulation desk.
Prices for printing and copying:
- $0.20/ page for black & white
- $0.50/page for colour
- $0.30/page for double-sided black & white
- $1.00/page for double-sided colour
1-on-1 Tech Training
Free 1-on-1 tech training is available at the Bracebridge Library in person or online. Staff are available to help with most questions including: setting up a new tablet or smartphone, learning how to use spreadsheets, getting started on social media, and more!
The Bracebridge Library supports the lifelong learning goals of the residents of Muskoka. The Library may proctor exams for the residents of Muskoka, subject to the availability of authorized staff and resources.
- Examinations must occur during the Library’s regular hours of operation. Library staff will attempt to meet the scheduling needs of the examination taker. Staff has the final authority when setting the date and time of examinations. Rescheduling of test appointments is subject to the approval of the CEO.
- The student bears sole responsibility for ensuring that all examination requirements have been met.
- Bracebridge Library accepts no responsibility for any charges involved in proctoring (e.g. postal charges, photocopying, etc.).
- Anyone requesting exam proctoring that is not a local resident or does not hold a valid Library Card will be charged a proctoring fee, if the Library is able to accommodate the proctoring request.
- The Library reserves the right to refuse the request if the student provides inaccurate or incomplete information.
- The Library will not accommodate an exam if it cannot meet conditions outlined by an institution. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure Library proctors are acceptable under their institution’s examination policies.
- The Library will not be liable for any missing items, papers, samples or other documents related to the exam.
Are you looking for a book that is not in our collection?
The Bracebridge Library is happy to locate and borrow the item from another library in Ontario though the Interlibrary Loan (ILLO) network.
Please note that while we will make our best efforts we cannot guarantee the availability of materials or the amount of time it takes for them to arrive. Your patience is appreciated.
We cannot provide interlibrary loan services for textbooks, CDs or DVDs, or other speciality items.
Interlibrary loans requests can be made in-person, by telephone or by using this form.
If you have already registered for patron-initiated interlibrary loan services, click here to sign in.
Reader’s Advisory Services
Unsure what to read next, or looking for a great recommendation? Fill in this form with your reading interests and our library staff will send a customized list of books or movies to your email. Please feel free to submit requests using this form as many times as necessary for your reader’s advisory needs.
Ask a Librarian
Questions about school projects, community information, what book to read next, computer help, etc.
- Come by the Information Desk on the 2nd floor of the Library and a staff member will be happy to help you locate the information you are looking for.
- Call the Library at (705) 645-4171 ext. 3306 for help with your inquiry.
Complete the form below to have a Library staff member help you via email.
Bracebridge Library is proud to provide service that is welcoming and accessible for everyone.
Visiting Library Service
The Visiting Library Service is a free service for people who are unable to visit the library due to age, illness or disability. We will select library items for you based on your interests, and you may request specific items. You may borrow books, audiobooks, DVDs and magazines through the service. A library volunteer will deliver these items to your home using contactless delivery at a pre-arranged time. All library volunteers will undergo a security screening.
How to Register
If you or someone you know can make use of this service, please call us at 705-645-4171 or complete the form below to find out if you are eligible to receive visiting library services. Some specialized format items are available for those who find it difficult to use standard print material. Please mention any special requirements you might have when you contact us.
Accessible Computer Station
Public access computers on the second floor of the Library are outfitted with equipment to assist visually impaired person access the internet and desktop publishing software.
Low Vision Reading Devices
Bracebridge Library offers two DaVinci low-vision reading devices. These devices can magnify, alter color or read aloud any printed material. These machines are located in the Reading Room on the main floor of the Library and are free to access at any time. If you are unsure how to operate these devices our Library staff are happy to provide support.
DAISY (the Digital Accessible Information System) readers are specialized audio devices. that allow readers who are blind or partially sighted to navigate through a variety of audio books. Bracebridge Library has two Daisy readers which are loanable to our members.
Autism Support Kits
The Library is proud to offer families curated autism support kits. These kits are designed to provide families with a variety of materials, games and resources. A special thanks to the Friends of the Bracebridge Library for partnering with the Library to create these kits.
For more information regarding the autism support kits please contact the Library or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Large Print Books
Large print books are available on the lower level of the Bracebridge Library in the Reading room. These titles will include a wide selection of bestsellers, fiction, and non-fiction.
Dyslexia Friendly Collection
To ensure the library is a place where all children have access to materials that meets their needs in a fun and supportive environment our children’s department has a special dyslexia friendly collection of books.
Audiobooks are available through the Bracebridge Library as physical CDs, playaways and through our e-Audiobook collections.
Do you have a suggestion for an accessible service that the Library could offer?
Please Submit Your Suggestion here to email us.