Burnaby Public Library
Burnaby Public Library logo.png
Items collectedbooks, e-books, music, cds, periodicals, maps, genealogical archives, business directories, local history,
Access and use
Population served232,755[2]
Other information
BudgetCA $14,188,200[1]
DirectorBeth Davies (Chief Librarian)[3], Lorraine Shore (Library Board Chair)[1]
Staff120.59 (FTE)

Burnaby Public Library or BPL is a public library that serves Burnaby, British Columbia and the surrounding Lower Mainland. It allows users to borrow books, videos, DVDs and magazines.


  • Information and reference services
  • Access to full text databases
  • Community information
  • Internet access
  • Reader's advisory services
  • Programs for children, youth and adults
  • Delivery to homebound individuals
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Free downloadable audiobooks


Burnaby's first library was founded in 1927 as the North Burnaby Library Association. In 1954, a municipal bylaw was enacted to officially establish the Burnaby Public Library.


Bob Prittie Metrotown branch

The library has four branches:

  • Metrotown (Bob Prittie) - 49°13′41.2″N 123°0′23.1″W / 49.228111°N 123.006417°W / 49.228111; -123.006417
  • McGill - 49°16′57.2″N 123°0′1.9″W / 49.282556°N 123.000528°W / 49.282556; -123.000528
  • Tommy Douglas - 49°13′08″N 122°57′08″W / 49.218961°N 122.952336°W / 49.218961; -122.952336
  • Cameron - 49°15′13.5″N 122°53′54.3″W / 49.253750°N 122.898417°W / 49.253750; -122.898417


  1. ^ a b c Annual Report 2017
  2. ^ City of Burnaby Quick Stats
  3. ^ Members of the Library Board

External links

  • Official site