The library is located on the north side of Kingsway, just west of Edmonds Street. Take the Millennium or Expo line to Edmonds station, or take the 106 or 129 bus. Free parking is available underground. Enter the parking garage off Arcola Street, which is off Walker Street. Please note, there is no access to the parkade outside library hours.
Size: 17,500 square feet
Items owned: 84,568 (2012)
BPL total items owned: 709,784 (2012)
Visit the branch blog for more information about the new Tommy Douglas Library – see photographs, floor plans, architects' drawings and more.
Wireless Internet access is available at all branches of the Burnaby Public Library. Tommy Douglas has 34 public Internet terminals, including 12 in the computer lab, four 15-minute express stations and six children's Internet terminals. All PCs have Microsoft Office 2007 installed, and have DVD/CD-RW drives and USB ports.
For more information on computer and Internet access at BPL, visit our computers and wireless page.
Bibliotech, Burnaby Public Library's creative technology lab, is located at the Tommy Douglas Library and includes 14 workstations for public use. These include 12 PCs running Windows 7, and two iMacs, running OS X Lion. The workstations have photo and video editing software installed, and include access to Lynda.com training tutorials (maximum two simultaneous users). There are also two flatbed scanners available: one on an iMac, and one on a PC.
Tommy Douglas occasionally offers basic computer classes in the computer lab. Each class is usually one two-hour session, and is led by a BPL librarian.
For more information about current computer classes, please visit the Tommy Douglas computer class Events & Programs listing.