Bibliothèque de Rivière-des-Prairies

Last updated November 28, 2023
9001 Boulevard Perras
Montréal, QC H1E 3J7

The Bibliothèque de Rivière-des-Prairies is pleased to welcome residents and help them learn more about its array of services.


Whether to browse the book collection, take part in an activity or get help with a search, library staff are available to lend a hand!

The two libraries in Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles are part of Montréal’s vast library network, to which subscribers have access. They can reap the benefits of having a shared collection, along with local activities, and much more!

Catalogue Nelligan

The Nelligan catalogue lists all the documents and resources held by the city’s libraries. The catalogue can be accessed from a library computer station or from a personal computer, tablet or smartphone.

Request a purchase. Want the library to acquire a document? Simply complete the form available in the Nelligan catalogue to submit a request. 

Reading suggestions (in French). Looking for something to read? The Nelligan catalogue offers theme-based reading suggestions for kids and adults alike.

Online resources 

The city’s libraries house a rich collection of digital documents, easily accessible and free of charge, including books, periodicals from all over the world, and online courses, with hundreds to choose from in several languages!

Discover the digital library (in French)

Need information on how the digital and audio book loan service works? Your eReader giving you problems? The library team is available to help you install, configure and borrow digital and audio books, be it on the Web, a tablet or an eReader.

All you need to do is call us at 514-872-9425 for remote assistance or drop by the library in person to see us. If required, an appointment with a librarian or a library employee can be scheduled to answer all your questions.

Current services and loans

  • A reader assistance service to help you search for information
  • A book, film, society game, video game and magazine loan service
  • Access to computer stations
  • Access to a digitizer, photocopier and printer (black and white; $0.10 per copy) 
  • The Books for Baby program
  • The TD Summer Reading Club, which allows children ages 0 to 13 to develop their reading skills during the summer. Visit your library for details.
  • A corner for toddlers and a children’s play area
  • Reading and work spaces
  • WiFi free of charge
  • Reception of school classes and childcare centres, including guided library tours (as required)
  • Pedal desks to help children concentrate while reading
  • Home book loan service
  • Inter-library loans

Special services and loans to discover

  • Seed loan and exchange service (seed library)
  • Musical instrument loan service
  • Borrow a museum pass service to visit a Montréal museum
  • MP3 player loans, to listen to various podcasts for children and adults
  • Children’s theme kit loans (In French)
  • Adult theme kit loans (to come)
  • Sensory kit loans for kids with special needs
  • Specialized material loans for children with special needs, including noise-cancelling headphones, ergonomic cushions, Manimo weighted stuffed animals
  • Subject- or age group-specific book set loans for teachers, early childhood educators and representatives of organizations
  • A multilingual collection for children and adults, including books in Spanish, Arabic, Haitian Creole and Italian
  • A Haiti collection featuring books in French by Haitian authors or about Haiti 
  • A collection for new immigrants, including books meant to facilitate the reception and integration of new immigrants into the neighbourhood
  • Multisensory matinees during which an adapted multisensory room with reduced stimuli is made available to children with special needs and their families. In collaboration with the Maison de la culture de RDP arts centre

Espace Rivière

Planned on the site currently occupied by the Bibliothèque de Rivière-des-Prairies, at the corner of Boulevard Rodolphe-Forget and Boulevard Perras and within the René-Masson hub, the Espace Rivière project (in French) calls for the creation of a unique site in Montréal, encompassing the completely renovated and expanded Bibliothèque de Rivière-des-Prairies, a new Maison de la culture, community and recreation spaces, and the Accès Montréal office in Rivière-des-Prairies.

Rules to follow

To ensure a welcoming atmosphere and out of respect for library users and  staff, thank you for observing the following rules. 

Respect and comfort

  • Speak quietly.
  • Use respectful language at all times.
  • Do not visit the library under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Premises, materials and equipment

  • Take good care of the documents that I view or borrow.
  • Do not damage furniture or equipment.

Safe environment

  • Walk when in the library.
  • Comply with instructions from staff.
  • Accompany my child under age 8 to the library, failing which they must be accompanied by a responsible person age 11 or older.
  • Keep an eye on my personal belongings.

To view the complete rules and fees, please consult the library staff.


  • Air conditioning
  • Changing table
  • Drinking fountain
  • Free menstrual products
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Washroom


Payment methods

  • Cash
  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)
  • Debit card


Visit the French page to see other events at this location.

There are no in-person events at the moment.
There are no online events at the moment.


Bibliothèque de Rivière-des-Prairies
9001 Boulevard Perras
Montréal, QC H1E 3J7