The Pierrefonds Library is an exceptional gathering place, at the cutting edge of technology, and represents a strong and lasting cultural jewel, as evidenced by the various awards and recognition obtained since its grand opening to the public in 2019.
It houses four large works of art by the artist Sarah Bertrand-Hamel, that at once, can be admired individually and as a whole, as part of the Art and Architecture Integration Policy. These 4 pieces, named Épaisseur du papier, inspire a sensitive reflection on the history of paper and books. On the Richmond street side of the building features the kinetic work Courbes et vent by Joëlle Morosoli, while a sculpture by artist Jordi Bonet can be appreciated on the rooftop terrace.
Activities in libraries
Registration for all library activities on location, by phone, or online.
Discover the Makerspace: where creativity and fabrication meet modern digital technologies. The ideal place to realize all sorts of creative projects. All are welcome, from the curious beginners to the seasoned experts! (Thursday to Monday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Wednesday: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
- Library subscription, in person, and online.
- Access to the collections of all 45 libraries in the Montreal library network, as well as the Digital Library
- Loans of documents, games, and musical instruments. To know more about loans.
- Home book loan service
- Loans of documents with libraries outside of Montréal’s library network
- Reservations and renewals of documents, in person, online, or by phone
- Regular and drive-through book drops for document returns
- Individual computer stations upon reservation, made the previous or same day (maximum 2 hours per day, maximum 4 hours per week)
- Loan of tablets and laptops to be used on location
- Access to scanners, photocopiers and printers (black and white, and colour)
- Reference and reader assistance service
- Access to team work spaces upon reservation
Spaces and Services - Your local library is a Third Place: a destination that exceeds book consumption
- Study rooms for teamwork (reservation required) or individual studying
- Multifunctional room
- Adaptable activities room
- Toddler corner and playground
- Teen Zone
- Reading lounge
- Training/Conference room
- Multimedia room
- Game room
- Genealogy room
- Interior garden
- Rooftop terrace
- Reading bleachers
Sustainable construction and universal accessibility
The Pierrefonds Library was awarded LEED Gold certification by the Canada Green Building Council in March 2022. This highly coveted distinction demonstrates our administration’s commitment to including sustainable development principles in all municipal real estate projects.
Discover our inspiring leed rally ! This visit will introduce you to the measures put in place to limit the ecological footprint of the Borough’s cultural jewel.
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About - The story of a great transformation
The Pierrefonds library project, which required $20.3 million in investments, was carried out as part of the Programme de rénovation, d’agrandissement et de construction de bibliothèques (RAC) and funded through the Entente sur le développement culturel de Montréal, concluded by the Ville de Montréal and the ministère de la Culture et des Communications. Additional funding of $5 million from the Borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro was provided for the development of administrative spaces and the addition of documents to the collection, for a total project cost of $25.3 million. In addition to the new and renewed services, the surface area of the new library has also been doubled, totalling 3967m2.
In 2012, it was officially announced the Pierrefonds Library would undergo a major renovation. There were two main issues with the old library: the lack of space to house its collection of over 120,000 books and manuscripts and the need to modernize the services offered to its visitors by providing an environment adapted to contemporary needs. In 2013, through an architectural competition, the jury selected the consortium Chevalier Morales architects and DMA architects. The design of the library won the prestigious Award of Excellence from Canadian Architect Magazine before even breaking ground.
The library officially opened to the grand public on May 23rd, 2019.
Awards and recognition
2022: GOLD LEED certification from the Canada Green Building Council
- Air conditioning
- Battery or cell phone drop-off
- Bike stand
- Changing table
- Drinking fountain
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
- Nursing room
- Vehicle charging station
- Access way
- Accessible parking
- Accessible washrooms
- Ground-level entrance
- Wheel-chair accessible
- Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)
- Debit card