The Municipal Library Before July 6, 2013
During the July 6, 2013 railway tragedy, the library, at the time standing next to Musi-Café, was entirely destroyed. It was located on the first floor of 5 086, rue Frontenac, owned by the MRC du Granit. In addition to the loss of the physical building, all the documents burnt down. The library contained at the time 56,490 books, DVDs, CDs and magazines. Data such as titles and author names were lost as well, plus the 2,592 members records.
A collection of old pictures of the town, unique copies for most of them, as well as the art rental gallery composed of 45 pieces of art including several original pieces from local artists and a number of reproductions from renowned artists, went up in smoke.