Hours of Operation
Tuesday and Thursday – 10:00 am to 7:30 pm.
Wednesday and Friday -11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Saturday – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Sunday and Monday – Closed.
The Mechanics Institute Library was the first library for the Bruce Mines area. It was established in the museum during the 1860’s. The collection was developed to meet the needs of the local mining and agricultural community. In the 1960’s, Town of Bruce Mines and Plummer Additional Township created a by-law forming the Union Public Library. Johnson Township joined forces in the mid 80’s by becoming a contracting municipality. The library was housed in the local public school. The collection had expanded to include children’s books and a variety of fiction and non-fiction material. In 1993, the Library Board was successful in obtaining funding to build a new facility to house the collection.
Since that time, the Bruce Mines and Plummer Additional Union Public Library has enjoyed the new building and worked on expanding the collection. Today the library houses a collection of over 10,000 books. Most of the readership enjoys fictional material; however, with the addition of electronic data bases, the Internet, and eBooks, the local library is able to meet a variety of needs within the community. Industry Canada CAP funding has ensured the Library has modern computers for public use. A recent addition to our technology is an Internet wireless connection.
The Library has become the hub of the community, often taking the lead in funding initiatives. In 2006, the Bruce Mines and Plummer Additional Union Public Library was awarded the prestigious Minister of Culture’s Award of Innovation for the creation of the Historical Indexing Project. As technology changes and the need for accurate and current information increases, the Library continues to strive to ensure it is providing the services and the information necessary to help grow our community.