Our Collection

The Barrhead Public Library has over 60,000 items in our collection. Among the items available for loan are:

  • Magazines
  • Local newspapers (in house only)
  • Fiction and non-fiction books in juvenile, young adult and adult collections
  • "Toddler Totes" story kits
  • Large print books
  • Multi-lingual collections (Dutch and Spanish books on the shelf, others by request)
  • Audio-books
  • DVDs
  • Music CDs
  • Boardgames (New!)
  • Puzzles (New!)
  • LEGO sets (New!)
  • Reference materials (in house only)
  • Access to extensive eResources

Browse our collection and order items from other libraries in our regional library system online through the TRACpac catalogue. If an item you’re looking for is not available in our library system, please ask about our Inter-Library Loans service.

Local History Collection
We are very proud of our collection of local history books. Some items in this collection include books put together by local historical societies, old yearbooks (most of the years 1953-2003), and 41 years of archives of the Barrhead Leader (1980-2021).

In order to preserve this archive of valuable historical materials, this collection is for in-house use only. If you really need to take something home, photocopying is available for $0.25 per page. Research assistance beyond our collection is available, but arrangements must be made in advance.

We are always seeking additions to this collection. Please contact us if you have any items that may be suitable to add to our collection.