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The Madawaska Valley Public Library was established in 1960 and throughout the years has seen much growth, not only in content, but in physical facilities as well.

The Madawaska Valley Public Library has become an integral part of the community's life. It is committed to the growth and overall benefit of its patrons and our community as a whole.

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Museum Passes
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April 17 Update

We are OPEN for the following services: 

  • Contactless pickup of items requested online, by phone or email
  • Computer use by appointment
  • Photocopier use 

If you are entering the building for computer or photocopier use you must:

  • Wear a mask
  • Sign a contact tracing form 

Open Hours for Contactless pickup and Computer appointments:


Tuesday 10:00 -12:00 & 1:00-5:00

Wednesday 10:00 -12:00 & 1:00-5:00

Thursday 1:00 –4:00 & 5:00– 8:00

Friday 10:00 -12:00 & 1:00-5:00

Saturday 10:00-3:00


To arrange an appointment for computer or copier access contact the library at 613-756-2000 or at 


To reserve items for pickup:

  • Use the online catalogue to search for books and DVDs.
  • Email us at 
  • Call 613-756-2000


To reserve an item login to your account from our website. Your user ID is the  number found on your library card. You will only need to use the last 1 to 4 digits of your account number. Do not enter any of the zeros. The password is the last 4 digits of the phone number used when registering your account. Staff will monitor the reserve list to collect and check out to your account the items you have selected. You will be notified when your items are ready for pickup. 


Items ready for pickup will packaged, labeled and placed on a table just inside the front door. Please wear a mask when you enter the building to pickup your items. The items will have been checked-out to your account so you can just pick them up. 


Remember, we also have digital offerings - ebooks, audiobooks, movies and online magazines.  Click on the EResources tab on the home page to check them out. All you need is your library card. Please call 613-756-2000 or email if you need any assistance with any of the databases or updating your account. 








Barry's Bay & Area Public Library

Contact Us
Madawaska Valley Public Library
19474 Opeongo Line, P.O. Box 970
Barry's Bay, ON K0J 1B0
Phone: 613.756.2000
Email: The Library