Stay in shape. Explore local attractions. Entertain yourself and others. Keep safe in your home. Enjoy new hobbies. Your Library's collection offers you more than just books! Check out our amazing collection of THINGS you can borrow with your Library Card.

Board Games

Our Board Game Collection can be found at the Waverley Resource Library. Games can be borrowed for three (3) weeks, can be renewed up to two (2) times, and can be returned to the main desk of any library location.

Attraction Passes

Explore attractions in and around Thunder Bay for free with your library card! Place passes on hold for pickup at your preferred library location with your card.

Passes can be checked out for one (1) week; due to high demand, renewals are not available. Some limitations may apply for use; please see the catalogue listing for each Pass for details. Pass users are subject to all attraction partners' rules and regulations.

Attraction Passes

Fort William Historical Park Family Pass

Check out a Pass for free admission to the Park for four! Excludes third party functions, camping and some special events.

Thunder Bay Museum Family Pass

Enjoy complimentary admission for individuals and groups of any size to the Museum’s exhibit galleries!

Ontario Parks Day Use Pass

Place your permit on your rear-view mirror and enjoy free day use of beautiful Ontario Parks in the Thunder Bay area!

Thunder Bay Art Gallery Pass

Check out an Art Gallery Pass for free admission for you and up to three guests.

Garden Tools

The Thunder Bay Public Library and Roots Community Food Centre, opens a new window have partnered to create Canada's very first Garden Tool Lending Library just for you! Our Garden Tool Sheds are located at the Brodie Resource Library and the Waverley Resource Library and are available from May 1st to October 31st. Items borrowed from this collection are to be returned during opening hours to the location they were picked up from.

Tools may be borrowed for a one (1) week lending period. Tools can be renewed for two (2) subsequent lending periods of one (1) week as long as there are no holds on that tool.

Please return your tools cleaned and in the same condition you borrowed them. A fine of $5.00 per tool will apply to tools returned unclean. Subsequent fees will apply if tools are returned broken or damaged beyond normal wear and tear.

Garden Tools

Kits & More

Our Kits are available throughout the library system and can be returned to the main desk at any location.


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We acknowledge that the City of Thunder Bay has been built on the traditional territory of Fort William First Nation, signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850. We also recognize the contributions made to our community by the Métis people.

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