Burnaby Public Library
|Items collected||books, e-books, music, cds, periodicals, maps, genealogical archives, business directories, local history,|
|Access and use|
|Director||Beth Davies (Chief Librarian), Lorraine Shore (Library Board Chair)|
- 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 with members paying one dollar to use a collection of 397 books. In 1954, a municipal bylaw was enacted to officially establish the Burnaby Public Library. BPL's first permanent library building was the McGill Branch which was built in North Burnaby in 1961. The Kingsway branch (now the Tommy Douglas branch) was established in 1962 followed by the Central Park branch (Bob Prittie Metrotown) in 1974 and the Cameron branch in 1980.
The library has four branches:
- Bob Prittie Metrotown - : As of 2012, this 61,000 square foot branch holds 383,771 items and serves as BPL's main research library with a reference collection that includes local and provincial historical materials, legal and business information, car repair manuals The branch features 21 public internet stations and three stations for accessing the library's database collection.
- McGill -  The City of Burnaby Archives, Burnaby's official repository for municipal records dating back to 1892, occupies a 4,000-square-foot space adjacent to the McGill branch. : This 20,000 square foot branch holds 159,704 items as of 2012, and features 16 public internet stations and three stations dedicated to accessing BPL's database collection.
- Tommy Douglas -  Opened on November 21, 2009, this building replaces the old Kingsway branch. The branch features 34 public internet stations, which includes six children's terminals. This branch is also home to Bibliotech, BPL's creative technology lab which loans digital cameras, camcorders and tripods and provides access to computers with Photoshop, iMovie, Garageband and other creative digital software. : The Tommy Douglas branch is 17,500 square feet and holds 84,568 items as of 2012.
- Cameron -
- Annual Report 2017
- City of Burnaby Quick Stats
- Members of the Library Board
- Marleen Morris & Associates Ltd. (May 2007). "Report from the Community Needs Assessment" (PDF). Burnaby Public Library.
- City of Burnaby Planning & Building Department (June 15 1998, revised May 2014). "Official Community Plan Burnaby British Columbia" (PDF). City of Burnaby. Check date values in:
- "Bob Prittie Metrotown | Burnaby Public Library". www.bpl.bc.ca. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
- "Reference & Research | Burnaby Public Library". www.bpl.bc.ca. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
- "McGill | Burnaby Public Library". www.bpl.bc.ca. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
- "Tommy Douglas | Burnaby Public Library". www.bpl.bc.ca. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
- "Grand Opening | Edmondslib's Weblog". Retrieved 2019-04-24.
- "Bibliotech: BPL's creative technology lab | Burnaby Public Library". www.bpl.bc.ca. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
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