Barrie Central has a fantastic library! Our library/learning commons is your space to work, study, read, do research, and spend time with your classes. We have a large computer lab, iPads and a green screen, e-readers, a Smart Board, and a colour printer/photocopier. Of course, we also have thousands of fiction and non-fiction books, including the newest teen fiction. We'd love to help you find the perfect book to read for fun or for your English ISU. All library materials, including e-books, can be borrowed for a two week period. Please let Ms. Lapenskie or Ms. Kell know if you need any help with assignments or finding any kind of resource.
Our library is also home to the Student Success Program (upstairs). As well, it is a regular meeting place for many student groups and clubs; it's also a great place to hold special events. A few times every year, Central's Library is host to Library Unplugged, an informal talent show. Students from all grades have a chance to perform for the school.
Access Barrie Central's e-library:
Click this link to find a book on our library shelves:
ProQuest Database Instructions
Access the Proquest databases for scholarly articles and journals, primary documents and more resources to help make your assignments awesome. Be sure to cite all sources you use. Instructions for the database can be found posted in the library, as well as in the student Common file (in the Library folder), or just ask Ms. Lapenskie or Ms. Kell for help.
BCC Book Club
Everyone is welcome to join the BCC Book Club! Thanks to all students who came to the meetings last year to discuss a great variety of titles, from classics to the latest YA fiction. We'll be meeting early in November to discuss Uglies, by Scott Westerfeld.
What's New on our Shelves?
Find out more about the latest fiction in our library by clicking these links to Ms. Lapenskie's book reviews:
Every Word by Ellie Marney
Every Breath by Ellie Marney
In Search of Sam by Kristin Butcher
Into the Wasteland by Lesley Choyce
Twisted by Lisa Harrington
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Kiss Kill Vanish by Jessica Martinez
Face-Off by Michael Betcherman
Straight Punch by Monique Polak
Barrie Public Library
Please consider exploring the Barrie Public Library catalogue, including digital resources like e-books and databases. Have your BPL library card ready.
Dictionaries, Thesaurus & Translators
Other Online Research Tools