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Brodie Resource Library Doors Open Thunder Bay

Brodie Resource Library

Formerly the Fort William Public Library, this impressive brick-and-limestone library was constructed through a grant from the Carnegie Foundation. The library opened in 1912 under the direction of Fort William's first permanent female librarian, Mary J.L. Black. A true pioneer of strong professional women in northwestern Ontario, Black also became the first female president of the Ontario Library Association.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Environment
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms

Contact info

216 South Brodie Street
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Telephone: 807-345-8275


Year built: 1910-12
Architect: Hood & Scott
Architectural style: Renaissance revival
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 8, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; guided tour at 2 p.m.

Brodie Resource Library 216 South Brodie Street