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Special Items to Borrow

Experience Collection

The Library offers a range of non-traditional or special items to borrow. See below for our offerings and keep an eye out for new additions! Please ask at the first floor service desk for our Experience Collection items.
Please note: All special items are subject to availability. We cannot guarantee availability for specific times or dates.

Discounted Aquatarium Passes

Take your family to discover the Aquatarium! The pass gives access to a family of five (5) at $5.00 + tax per person. Please note the pass does not include the Ropes Course or the Aqua Drop.


Free Museum Passes

Looking for something to do with the family? Take the whole family to the museum! You can now borrow FREE family day passes to the national museums in Ottawa (below). Note that entrance to special exhibits at some museums is not included with a museum pass. Please check the website for the specific museum for more information.

Agriculture* | Aviation and Space* | History | Nature | Science and Technology* | War


(*) Admission to these museums is covered by a single pass called the Ingenium Pass.



The Library has three (3) bicycles available for loan to individuals over the age of 18. Available for a two day loan, limit one (1) per customer. Helmets are also available for loan, subject to availability.

Folding Tables

Folding tables are available for free for your next house event. Available for a one week loan period, limit two (2) per customer.


Community Tackle Box

Fishing rods and tackle boxes are available to sign out for free. Equipment is available for a one week loan period. Customers are responsible for their own licenses. For resources on fishing licenses and regulations, click here.

A special thank you to Canadian Tire Brockville and the Friends of the Brockville Public Library for sponsoring the fishing rod and tackle borrowing program!


Geocache Kits

Go on a real world treasure hunt! Geocache kits are available to borrow at the Library for a one week loan period. The kits include a Garmin e Trex 10 GPS unit, a quick start guide, compass, log book and binoculars. For more information about geocaching, click here.

Sponsored by the Friends of Brockville Public Library.

Geocaching kits photo



Look for our three (3) bright orange MAPsacks, check one out and go outside! A MAPsack is a backpack containing stories, nature guides, activity sheets, a logbook and a free family pass to enjoy the Rideau Valley Conservation Areas and Parks Ontario family pass. MAPsacks is a joint library project created by the Leeds-Grenville Stewardship Council and Rideau Lakes Public Library as part of the Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Healthy Communities Partnership. The MAPsacks are a rotating collection among the Libraries of Leeds & Grenville so watch for other sacks!

Mapsack Picture

The loan period for MAPsacks is one week. When you return your MAPsack check the inventory list to ensure all of the items are returned.


Book Club Kits

Book Club Kits are now available and can be reserved and borrowed. Each kit contains 10 copies of the book and can be checked out for a 6 week period. Search our catalog for "Book Club Set" to get a list of titles, or ask at the circulation desk for more details.


The Library has pedometers for you to borrow for one (1) week. The pedometer kits, located at our lower level customer service desk, includes one (1) digital pedometer, a log/info sheet and a local trail map.

Genealogy and Local History

At the hub of the community, the Library has a wealth of local history and genealogical materials. Some resources may be borrowed and others are for in-Library use only. The Library is part of a City network of local history information providers.Click for details.


The Library has the Recorder & Times newspaper on microfilm from August 22, 1828 to December 31, 2008. It's best to call or drop by, in advance, to reserve the microfilm reader and computer. The standard reservation is two-hours long, but this can be extended if there is no one waiting to use it. Unfortunately, we do not know where it is possible to find newpaper issues after December 31, 2008.

Seed Library

Choose from a variety of seeds for free in our Seed Library! First come, first serve! A maximum of 5 seed packages can be borrowed in a year; borrowers will need to fill out a check out slip at the circulation desk. Planting instructions will be provided for most seeds and resources will be available at the library to assist in planting and gardening. Borrowers are encouraged to harvest some seeds from their plants to return to the library!


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