Clarington Public Library

Clarington Public Library (CPL) is an active and valued cornerstone of the community. We deliver innovative, quality services and programs out of four locations in Bowmanville, Courtice, Newcastle, and Orono. Our supportive and friendly staff will help you find what you are looking for and make you feel welcome.

The local history collection of the Clarington Public library’s Bowmanville Branch includes books, historical atlases, as well as microfilmed copies of local papers.  We have an index to our local papers that includes entries for up to 1925 available on microfiche, and the Durham Region Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society houses the index from 1925-1934 on their website: 

Clarington Public Library has 2 digital microfilm readers available for use on a first-come, first-serve basis at our Bowmanville Branch.  These readers are often in use by people looking up information in our local papers or using reels they have requested through our Information Desk from the Archives of Ontario, or from Library and Archives Canada.

The popular genealogical database is also available to researchers, at any of our 4 branch locations in Bowmanville, Courtice, Newcastle, and Orono.  Researchers are allowed 3 hours of Internet access per day on library computers and unlimited wireless use.

For more information please contact our Information Desk at:              or 905-623-7322 ext. 2712                                                      163 Church St.                                                                                                                 Bowmanville, L1C 1T7

Hours:                                                                                                                                       Monday-Friday: 10 am – 9 pm                                                                                        Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm                                                                                                       Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm