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, 112, 129 or N19 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
Tommy Douglas items owned: 81,805 (2009)
BPL total items owned: 742,434 (2009)
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.
The Tommy Douglas computer lab has 12 public Internet terminals. All PCs have Microsoft Office 2007 and have DVD/CD-RW drives and USB ports.
There is no charge for use of the lab, except for printing. There is a lab attendant on duty to assist patrons during the following hours:
Tuesday 12pm to 5pm
Wednesday 3pm to 8pm
Thursday 12pm to 5pm
Friday 3pm to 8pm
Saturday 12pm to 5pm
The Tommy Douglas computer lab was made possible by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Industry Canada's Community Access Program and a Province of BC Community Spirit grant.
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.
ESL classes are provided by the VCC Outreach Centre. For more information, visit VCC Learning Centres in Libraries online, or contact the centre at 604-871-7277.
Drop-in classes take place:
Tommy Douglas Library
Burnaby BC V5E 1G8
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.
Please note: there is no access to the parkade outside library hours.
Located at the main entrance on Walker Avenue.