It is the vision of the Thunder Bay Public Library to become the heart of the community - a welcoming and inclusive centre of social innovation and change. Its purpose is to enable people to learn, grow and be inspired. Thunder Bay Public Library believes in:

  • Intellectual Freedom
  • Sharing and Recycling
  • Access for All
  • Inspiring Creativity
  • Being our Best
  • Being Relevant

807-345-TBPL (8275) Four (4) locations to serve you! Library cards are free for all residents of Thunder Bay and all students 18 & under (regardless of where they reside).

Links: Locations and hours of operation, Calendar of Events

For many years the Thunder Bay Public Library has distributed the guidebooks and maps for the Big Boreal Adventure. In addition, they have other equipment that the community can access, such as binoculars, fishing rods, compasses, magnifying glasses and other items that support the nature version of the Big Boreal Adventure. Most recently, the library has been very active with the Big Boreal Adventure Goes Historical project and their support has been invaluable as we research the history of Thunder Bay.