Thunder Bay Public Library

Site: Mary JL Black Branch Library

Service: Library Services

Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides a wide variety of services and loans out various items including the following:  
  • Books, magazines and audio-visual material (DVDs, CDs, audio books), obituary file, genealogy collection, periodicals, e-books,  
  • Faxing, photocopying and printing of documents 
  • Internet and wireless access 
  • Home service and services to institutions  
  • Information service 
  • Material available through inter-library loan 
  • Reference and research help 
  • Meeting rooms for public use 
Offers a variety of age appropriate programs and services. Call for more information on programs and services available at this location. Examples include: 
  • Book Clubs 
  • Computer Classes 
  • Homework Help 
  • Literacy Programs 
  • Movie Nights 
  • Parent/child drop-in program 
  • Reading Programs 
  • Story Time 
  • Instruction on how to use e-readers and personal technology to download ebooks
Hours Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 10 am-5 pm * Tue, Thu 1 pm-9 pm 
Summer and holiday hours vary
Areas Served Thunder Bay
Eligibility Must have a library card to borrow materials or access online databases
Application Library card with full borrowing privileges: two pieces of ID including one with your address
Languages English ; Other language books available at the two resource libraries, including French, Italian, Finnish, Polish, Ukrainian, Spanish, German, Vietnamese, Chinese,  
Arabic, Hindi
Fees Membership - Non-residents ; Service - Faxing, Photocopying, Printing
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-345-8275
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Primary Executive John Pateman, Chief Librarian and Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 807-684-6803; Email:
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 901 Edward St S
Thunder Bay, ON P7E 6R2
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Intersection Edward St and Walsh St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1970
Funding City / Town - Thunder Bay ; Provincial