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Recipient of the 2019 Architecture Award for Quebec libraries and archive centres, the new Pierrefonds Library is an exceptional gathering place, at the cutting edge of technology, and represents a strong and lasting cultural jewel in Pierrefonds-Roxboro.
Due to the activation of the Level 4 – maximum alert (red zone) in Montreal, Public Libraries are now partially open to the public. Contactless book loans are permitted and access to book shelves is allowed. Organized activities are prohibited.
Services offered with respect to Covid-19 sanitary measures
- Access to shelves for the general public, under certain restrictions
- Contactless loan
- Reservations by phone
- Online services: online reservation and digital library
- Returns and drop-off chute
- Interlibrary loan (request by phone)
- Study tables available: mandatory reservation made the day before or the same day (1 hour minimum to 4 hours maximum per day - by phone at 514 626-1800)
- Computer stations available: mandatory reservation the day before or the same day (maximum 2 hours per day, maximum 4 hours per week - by phone at 514 626-1800)
Important note : To sit and read on site, you must reserve a table by calling 514 626-1800.
Books and other items can be borrowed in person or at a distance by reservation. You must reserve items online or by phone at: 514 626-1800. When you are notified by phone or e-mail that your items are ready, you can visit your library’s counter.
- Maximum 15 reservations per library card
- Loan time: Four weeks for all items
- Maximum 40 items per library card
You can become a member in most libraries. Virtual membership continues as usual.
Digital collections and online services, like virtual memberships, online reservations, digital library, audio books, remain available at all times.
Returns are business as usual. Just take your items to the library counter or use the outdoor drop-off chute. You must return fragile items, such as games and musical instruments, to the counter.
Before you go
Here are a few things to know before you head to the library.
- Prepare your face covering, as it is mandatory for people over age 12 in enclosed public spaces;
- Bring a reusable bag, your library card and your family members’ library cards (if you are picking up items for them);
- Plan on lineups to enter the library if it is at maximum capacity;
- If you come with your family, please limit yourselves to one parent and keep your kids close to you.
Please postpone your visit if you are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19.
- Ville de Montréal residents and tax payers: free
- Youth (13 years of age or under): 45 $
- Adults: 90 $
- Seniors (65 years of age, proof to be provided): 57 $
- Ville de Montréal employees and retired employees: free
- Students (13 years of age or older, attending full-time a Montréal institution, proof to be provided): free
Registration to library activities
Covid-19: The registration to library activities is suspended until further notice.
Choose two of the following options:
1. In person at the Pierrefonds library and Roxboro library’s front desk ;
2. Over the phone by calling : 514 626-3009.
Buy your show tickets
Covid-19: The purchase of show tickets is suspended until further notice.
Choose four of the following options:
1. Online via the online ticketing service Tuxedo ;
2. In person at the Access Office Montreal (Borough hall) ;
3. In person at the venue, one hour prior to the show, if seats are still available ;
4. Over the phone by calling : 514 626-1598.
Spaces and Services - A destination that exceeds book consumption
• Individual/groups study rooms
• Multifunctional room
• Fabrication lab
• Pop-up shops (audio-video displays)
• Expansion of the animation room
• Toddlers corner and playground
• Teen Zone
• Parents space
• Allocated reading area
• Multimedia room
• Game room
• Genealogy room
• Interior garden
• Outside terrace
• Reading stands
Sustainable construction and universal accessibility
By respecting the Sustainable Development Policy adopted by the City of Montreal, the new Pierrefonds library aims to obtain the LEED Gold construction certification and meets its accessibility commitments to enable everyone to enjoy the community space.
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 future library would win the prestigious Award of Excellence from Canadian Architect Magazine before even breaking ground.
The library officially reopened to the grand public on May 23, 2019.
- Air conditioning
- Bike stand
- Changing table
- Drinking fountain
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
- Nursing room
- Access way
- Accessible parking
- Ground-level entrance
- Wheel-chair accessible
- Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)
- Debit card