The library is located one block north of Hastings Street, just east of Willingdon Avenue. Take the 35 or 135 bus and arrive on Hastings, or the 23, 123, 130, 137 or 150 bus and arrive on Willingdon. Parking is available.
The first McGill library was a volunteer effort started in 1927 by Grace McGill and Col. Brown. The present library branch opened in 2001.
Branch size: 20,000 square feet
Items owned: 168,583 (2009)
BPL total items owned: 742,434 (2009)
Wireless Internet access is available at all branches of the Burnaby Public Library. McGill has 16 public Internet terminals, including three 15-minute express stations and two children's Internet station. With the exception of the two children's Internet terminals, all PCs have Microsoft Office 2003 installed, and have DVD/CD-RW drives and USB ports. Three additional workstations are available for accessing the library's database collection.
For more information on computer and Internet access at BPL, visit our computers and wireless page.
The city archives occupies a 4,000-square-foot space adjacent to McGill. The archives operates as the official repository of Burnaby's municipal records, containing records dating back to Burnaby's incorporation in 1892. Reference services are available by appointment by phoning 604-296-7018 or 604-294-7290.
4595 Albert Street
Burnaby BC V5C 2G6
You can also reach us by e-mail, using our online reference form.
Monday to Friday 10am to 9pm
Saturdays 10am to 6pm
Sundays 1pm to 5pm
There is no telephone service on Sundays.
Located at the front entrance on Albert Street.