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Orillia Public Library

Site: Orillia

Service: General Services and Outreach

Record #: ORI1506
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2024
Last Full Update: 19 Oct 2021


Office Phone 705-325-2338
Fax 705-327-1744
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Primary Contact Kelli Absalom, Director of Information Services; Phone: 705-325-8534
Alternate Contact Bessie Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 705-325-2573


Address & Map
Orillia Public Library, 36 Mississaga St W
Orillia, ON
Canada L3V 3A6
Mailing Address Orillia Public Library, 36 Mississaga St W 
Orillia, ON 
Canada L3V 3A6
Physical Access Fully Accessible


Description (Service) The library offers a book collection of over 125,000 volumes covering every interest
  • eight newspapers
  • approximately two hundred magazine subscriptions
  • computer databases online
  • 15 internet stations
  • public wifi, automated local newspaper index
  • trade directories and other information resources for business
  • telephone directories from across Ontario
  • career and job search information
  • consumer information, including car buying guides and auto repair manuals
  • publications from federal, provincial & municipal governments including legal & statistical materials
  • local history & genealogy resources, including back issues of Orillia newspapers on microfilm from 1867 to the present
A Community Outreach service is available for those unable to come to the Library

Website, using your library card, you may access the information on over 50 databases to which the library subscribes, providing specialized information in medical health
  • literary criticism
  • poetry
  • newspapers
  • general reference
  • download music, movies, magazines and ebooks
A scanned version of the William Sword Scrapbook provides a pictorial history of early Orillia. And you may link to the OurOntario database to see many photos of early Orillia

The Children's Department serves families and children up to the grade eight level

Service Details

Hours Mon-Thu 10 am-8 pm; Fri 10 am-6 pm; Sat 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Orillia
Eligibility Must be resident of Orillia or Oro-Medonte to receive free services

  • Others may purchase a membership

Application Registration takes place in person at the front desk. Call or drop in for more information.
Languages English
Fees Membership - for surrounding townships ; None - for residents of Orillia and Oro-Medonte

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