Librairies - City of Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke’s libraries offer more than 220,000 items on a wide variety of topics for both youths and adults. In addition to numerous literature and nonfiction books, their offerings include audiobooks, large-print books, periodicals, games, compact discs, DVDs, language methods, digital books and online databases.

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Free-loan access regulations

All members of Sherbrooke’s libraries can benefit from a free six-month membership to one of the other member libraries of the BiblioPôle. To do so, you must first obtain a duly signed BiblioPôle user card, available from the Éva-Senécal municipal library only. You may then present this card at the lending library to enjoy free access to loans from this institution.
BiblioPôle user cards are valid for six months, and can be renewed. Simply request a new card from your home library.

This agreement covers loans only. It does not cover other services, such as reservations or the use of computer workstations.

Item types, loan periods and cost

NB You may sign out a maximum of 4 items at a time.

Maximum number of loansLoan periodRenewable
4 books or audiobooks3 weeksYes
2 journals or magazines7 daysNo
4 DVDs7 daysYes
4 CDs7 daysYes
2 games3 weeksNo

Late items

Book, journal, magazine, game, audiobookCD, DVD, bestseller
Fine per day per item
  • Youth section: $0.15 per day
  • Adult section: $0.25 per day
  • Maximum fine
  • Youth section: $5.00
  • Adult section: $10.00
Fine per day per item: $0.50
Maximum fine: $10

You are responsible for the items you borrow and must pay replacement fees for any lost or damaged item.

Replacement fees

Item typeFees per item
Book, periodical or audiovisual itemVariable
Game bag$8.00
Companion item with barcode$6.00
Other companion item$3.00
DVD box$3.00
Carrying envelope for an audiovisual item$2.00
CD box$1.00

In the event of a lost or damaged item, you must pay the price of the item and a $5 administrative fee.

Returns

Materials may be returned during operating hours at the Éva-Senécal municipal library and at the Rock Forest and St-Élie libraries. Games must be returned during operating hours at the circulation desk of the library of your choosing.
Outside of operating hours, items (with the exception of games) can be returned in the return slot outside the Éva-Senécal municipal library or Rock Forest and St-Élie libraries.
An outdoor drop for DVD and compact disc returns is available on Marquette Street, near the entrance to the Éva-Senécal municipal library.

Library contact information

Éva-Senécal library

Hours

Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Contact information

Bibliothèque municipale Éva-Senécal
450 Marquette St.
Sherbrooke (Quebec)
819-821-5596

Rock Forest library

Hours

Tuesday and Saturday10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Contact information

Rock Forest library
968 Du Haut-Bois St. S
Sherbrooke (Quebec)
819-823-8676

St-Élie library

Hours

Tuesday2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Contact information

St-Élie library
4505 Chemin St-Roch Nord
Sherbrooke (Quebec)
819-566-8312

For library locations and hours, visit the Bibliothèques de Sherbrooke website.