libraryClick to view the photo album Beaconsfield Library promotes the love of reading and the pursuit of knowledge, in a culturally diverse and friendly atmosphere.

The Beaconsfield Public Library is subsidized by the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications. 

Contact Details

Beaconsfield Library
303 Beaconsfield Boulevard
Beaconsfield, QC H9W 4A7
Phone: 514 428-4460

 

The library will be CLOSED on Monday, September 5th

 

Summer Hours as of June 4th

Monday   1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

 

 

Regular Hours as of September 6th

Monday   1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday  1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

 


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The following services are available to Beaconsfield residents and paying members.

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Membership and Loan Policy

Membership

Free to all Beaconsfield and Kirkland* residents.
Proof of residency required.

*Special entente between the two municipalities

Fees for non-residents :
Individuals

  • Adults:    $100 / year
  • Seniors:   $50 / year
  • Students (18-25 years) : $50 / year

Family: $150 / year

Student card for Summer programmes (available for children only): $25 per child; $50 for more than 1 child per family.

Children 12 years of age or younger must be registered by a parent. The parent's proof of residency will be required. Children must obtain a valid library card to register for any Young People's programmes. At registration the parent may also authorize Internet access for their child by signing the Internet authorization form.

Adolescents between 13 and 18 years of age may register themselves. Proof of residency required. Adolescents who wish to use the Library's Internet stations must ask a parent to sign the Internet authorization form at the Library.

Loan Policy

  1. Parents or legal guardians are responsible for their children and assume full responsibility in the choice and care of material borrowed from the library by their children.
  2. You should not lend your card or any library materials you borrow, as you are responsible for all items on your card.
  3. Lost or stolen cards, changes of address and/or telephone numbers should be reported promptly to the circulation department.
  4. Membership information will be updated on a yearly basis. Proof of residence must be shown.

Borrowing privileges

Borrowing privileges are unlimited with the following restrictions :

  • 10 Talking books (CDs)
  • 10 CDs (with adult card only)
  • 10 DVDs (with adult card only)

Library privileges will be suspended when a member's outstanding debt reaches $10.

Loan period
Most materials : 3 weeks
DVDs : 1 week
Books with many requests: 2 weeks

On site iPads loans:60 minutes; loan extended (30) up to 120 minutes per day.

Late fines
$0.25 adults / day / item
$0.10 children / day / item

$0.50 : CD, BCD / day / item
$1 DVD / day / item

$2  Interlibrary Loan / day / item

Renewals

  • Online www.beaconsfieldbiblio.ca . To access your account, you will need your library card number (14 digits) as well as your PIN (4 digits).
  • In person, with or without the items
  • by telephone 514 428-4460. Always have your membership card on hand when renewing. Renewals are not accepted by answering machine.
  • Any item can be renewed twice if there is no request.

Replacement card

A $5 replacement fee will be charged for a lost or stolen card. A replacement card makes the previous card unusable.
Before a replacement card will be issued, identification must be shown and all outstanding fines paid.

Book return

A book return, open at all time, is conveniently located to the left of the employees' entrance on the parking lot side.

Our staff

Our personnel are available to help you access and use all Library services and resources.

  • Loans / Renewals: 514 428-4460
  • Adult Reference: 514 428-4400 ext. 4473
  • Children's Reference: 514 428-4400 ext. 4468

Library Management

Élizabeth Lemyre
Head Librarian: 514 428-4400 ext. 4474
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Anne Bourel
Head, Public services: 514 428-4400 ext. 4472
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Staff

Joannie Archambault  (interim)
Librarian: 514 428-4400 ext. 4467
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Margo Purvis
Animation: 514 428-4400 ext. 4465
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Simon-Pierre Crevier
Librarian: 514 428-4400 poste 4471
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History

The Beaconsfield Library was established by volunteers in January 1951 as the Beaurepaire Children’s Library.  Our first home was a broom closet in the basement of a school and the fledgling library knew many homes, including a room in Christmas Park Chalet and the Town’s pump house.  A French children’s collection was added in 1961, followed soon after by a French adult section.

In 1968 the library moved to its present location at 303 Beaconsfield Boulevard, under the financial responsibility of City Council, and a professional librarian was hired.  Nevertheless, volunteers continued to play a very active role.  The building was enlarged to its present size in 1985.

Since then, professional staff has increased library services and the collection has grown to 80,000 items.  We offer lectures in both French and English and the library has two small foreign collections of German and Spanish books.