Burnaby Public Library services during COVID-19

We're adapting our services while our branches are closed during COVID-19.

Burnaby Public Library is following direction from local health authorities to help control the spread of COVID-19 in our community. While our branches are temporarily closed, we’re adapting our services so you can continue to use the library during COVID-19. Visit City of Burnaby for updates on other city services.

Get help

Email or call us at 604-436-5400. We’re available Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We can help you:

Get a library card

Don’t have a library card? Contact us and we’ll register you for a new account that you can use right away. Access our online resources, and if you live in Burnaby you can choose from thousands of our e-books and audiobooks in Library to Go. Or use your library card to place holds on library items for pickup at a later date.

Paper Bag Pickup

Use Paper Bag Pickup to place holds on library items, schedule a pickup time, and pick them up at your nearest BPL branch. It's contact-free and available Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Due dates

Due dates are extended to August 31 and we’ll continue extending date while our branches are closed. There are no late fees!

Return items

Drop your BPL items through our return slots near the entrance of each branch, Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

E-books & audiobooks

Library to Go is our largest e-book and audiobook collection. Burnaby residents, log in with your library card and download thousands of fiction and non-fiction titles for adults, teens, and kids. Borrow up to 10 titles, and place up to 20 titles on hold. We’re rapidly adding new titles, best sellers, and books in Chinese.  

Online resources

Read newspapers and magazines from around the world, practice a new language, learn new skills, listen to jazz and classical music, watch independent film, find interactive books for your kids and more through our online resources. Just log in using your library card and PIN.

Home Library and Accessible Service

We’ve resumed home delivery service to eligible patrons, and taking extra precautions during COVID-19. Visit Home Library and Accessible Service to find out about types of service available.

What is closed / cancelled?

  • All branches are closed
  • Programs and events are cancelled
  • items from other libraries (interlibrary loans) are unavailable

Last update: June 17, 2020