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Hot Weather in Store for Southwestern BC

Posted July 13, 2018

While hot and sunny conditions are welcomed news for most, Environment and Climate Change Canada and Medical Health Officers are reminding residents to take precautions to protect themselves from the heat. Keep cool by:

  • Spending time in an air-conditioned facility (such as a shopping centre, library, community centre or restaurant) for at least several hours every day.
  • Dress for the weather by wearing loose, light-weight clothing. Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.
  • Avoid sunburn, stay in the shade or use sunscreen with SPF 30 or more
  • NEVER leave children or pets alone in a parked car.
  • Check in on others - People living alone are at high risk of severe heat related illness.  
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Burnaby Public Library

Who We Are

Burnaby Public Library provides access to a rich array of the world’s stories, ideas and information. Our vision is a vibrant community where all people are informed, literate and entertained. The Library is guided and governed by the Burnaby Public Library Board, made up of nine trustees: eight citizen representatives appointed by City Council and one Councillor acting as liaison.

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What We Do

Burnaby Public Library provides residents with a wide selection of stories, ideas and information. From book recommendations to in-depth research questions, help from library staff is available in person, by phone, and by email. The library also offers a wide range of programs for children and families, teens, adults, seniors and newcomers to our community.

In 2016, the library loaned 3.1 million items to residents and had 4.6 million virtual and in-person visits to the four branches. Our patrons borrowed 68,746 downloadable e-books and audiobooks. Burnaby Public Library hosted 1,886 programs which were attended by 69,761 members of the community. Nearly 5,500 people visit Burnaby Public Library every day.

Contact Us

Hours Open Line: 604-436-3724
Phone Renewal: 604-293-0034

Library Administration:
6100 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC, V5H 4N5 | Map
604-436-5427

Chief Librarian
Beth Davies
Phone: 604-436-5431
Beth.Davies@bpl.bc.ca

Deputy Chief Librarian
Deb Thomas 
Phone: 604-436-5432
Deborah.Thomas@bpl.bc.ca

Bob Prittie Metrotown
6100 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC, V5H 4N5 | Map
Reference Phone: 604-436-5400
Fiction/Audio/DVD Phone: 604-436-5410
Children's Phone: 604-436-5420
Home Library & Accessible Service Phone: 604-436-5423
Overdues/Library Cards Phone: 604-436-5430
eref@bpl.bc.ca

Branch Manager
Trish Mau 
Phone: 604-436-5403
Trish.Mau@bpl.bc.ca

Cameron
9523 Cameron Street
Burnaby, BC, V3J 1L6 | Map
Phone: 604-421-5454
Branch Manager
Elizabeth Davies
Phone: 604-297-4445
Elizabeth.Davies@bpl.bc.ca

McGill
4595 Albert Street
Burnaby, BC, V5C 2G6 | Map
Phone: 604-299-8955
Branch Manager
Linton Harrison
Phone: 604-297-4813
Linton.Harrison@bpl.bc.ca

Tommy Douglas
7311 Kingsway
Burnaby, BC, V5E 1G8 | Map
Phone: 604-522-3971
Branch Manager
Roberta Summersgill
Phone: 604-297-4824
Roberta.Summersgill@bpl.bc.ca

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