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Burnaby Public Library

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.

Burnaby Public Library
Burnaby Public Library logo.png
Established 1954
Branches 4
Items collected books, e-books, music, cds, periodicals, maps, genealogical archives, business directories, local history,
Size 751,057[1]
Access and use
Circulation 3,982,449[1]
Population served 202,966
Other information
Budget CA $11,266,730[1]
Director Iqbal Dhanani[2]
Staff 120.59 (FTE)



  • 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.



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