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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.


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 2015, the library loaned 3.1 million items to residents and had 4.8 million virtual and in-person visits to the four branches. Borrowing downloadable e-books and audiobooks increased by 19.6%. Burnaby Public Library hosted 1,817 programs which were attended by 65,233 members of the community. Nearly 5,000 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

Chief Librarian
Beth Davies
Phone: 604-436-5431

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

Deputy Chief Librarian and Branch Manager
Deb Thomas 
Phone: 604-436-5432

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

4595 Albert Street
Burnaby, BC, V5C 2G6 | Map
Phone: 604-299-8955
Branch Manager
Linton Harrison
Phone: 604-297-4813

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

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