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Montreal Public Libraries Network

Montreal Public Libraries Network
Type Public Library system of Island of Montreal in Quebec, Canada
Branches 67
Collection
Items collected business directories, phone books, maps, government publications, books, periodicals, genealogy, local history,
Website Montréal Libraries Network

The Montreal Public Libraries Network (Bibliothèques de Montréal in French, previously Réseau des bibliothèques publiques de Montréal in French) is the public library system on the Island of Montreal in Quebec, Canada. It is the largest French language public library system in North America. It also has items in English and other languages. Its central branch closed in March 2005 and the branch's collections were incorporated into the collections of the Grande Bibliothèque.

The municipally-run Montreal Public Libraries Network (as distinct from the provincial Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, which is also located in Montreal and requires its own library card) includes 67 libraries, including 44 libraries in the city of Montreal and 12 branches in other municipalities on the Island of Montreal. There are several additional branches which are privately funded public libraries within the system and which require a nominal membership fee.

Contents

  • Services 1
  • Branches 2
  • History 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Services

  • Information and reference services
  • Access to full text databases
  • Community information
  • Internet access
  • Reader's advisory services
  • Programs for children, youth and adults
  • Delivery to homebound individuals
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Free downloadable audiobooks

Branches

Branches:

  • Ahuntsic
  • Belleville
  • Benny
  • Bibliobus
  • Biblio-courrier
  • Bibliothèque de la Maison culturelle et communautaire
  • Bibliothèque interculturelle
  • Cartierville
  • Charleroi
  • Côte-des-Neiges
  • Du Boisé
  • Frontenac
  • Georges-Vanier
  • Haut-Anjou
  • Henri-Bourassa
  • Hochelaga
  • Île des Sœurs
  • Jean-Corbeil
  • Langelier
  • La Petite-Patrie
  • Le Prévost
  • L'Île-Bizard
  • L’Octogone (LaSalle)
  • Maisonneuve
  • Marc-Favreau
  • Marie-Uguay
  • Mercier
  • Mile End
  • Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
  • Parc-Extension
  • Père-Ambroise
  • Pierrefonds
  • Plateau-Mont-Royal
  • Pointe-aux-Trembles
  • Rivière-des-Prairies
  • Robert-Bourassa
  • Rosemont
  • Roxboro
  • Saint-Charles
  • Saint-Henri
  • Saint-Léonard
  • Saint-Michel
  • Saint-Pierre
  • Salaberry
  • Saul-Bellow
  • Verdun
  • Vieux-Saint-Laurent

History

Montreal Mechanics Institute (established 1828)

Montreal Mechanics Institute was one of a series of Mechanic's Institutes that were set up around the world after becoming popular in Britain. It housed a subscription library that allowed members who paid a fee to borrow books. The Mechanic's Institutes libraries eventually became public libraries when the establishment of free libraries occurred.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ Harris, Michael. History Of Libraries In The Western World. 4th ed. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1995, p. 153.

External links

  • Montréal Libraries Network
  • Montréal Libraries Network (French)
  • 2006 data from Canadian Urban Libraries Council


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