Libraries & Archives


Come visit Burnaby Public Library—engage with your community and share your stories, ideas and information. We have 4 branches conveniently located throughout the city that offer lots of ways for you to explore, learn and connect:

  • browse our stacks or go online to find great reads
  • borrow items from our print, media and digital collections
  • get information and help with your research
  • learn how to use technology that’s new to you   
  • take part in our free events and activities for all ages
  • book community meeting rooms

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The City of Burnaby Archives is the official repository for the city's public records, dating back to Burnaby's incorporation in 1892. The Archives is located in the McGill Branch of the Burnaby Public Library. It holds both City records and records from private individuals and community organizations—many of which can be found online at

Reference services are available by appointment and during drop-in hours on Wednesday from 10 am-4 pm. To learn more or book an appointment, call 604-297-4947 or email [email protected].

Heritage Burnaby

Interested in finding out more about the history of Burnaby? Experience our community's unique history through Use the online database to access our heritage sites and landmarks, artifact collections, archival photographs and textual records—including Council records, bylaws and more.

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