The library is located one block north of Hastings Street, just east of Willingdon Avenue. Take the 129, 135, or C2 bus and arrive on Hastings. The 160 bus picks up, but does not drop off, passengers on Hastings Street. Or, take the 130 or C1 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: 159,704 (2012)
BPL total items owned: 709,784 (2012)
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.
City of Burnaby Archives
The City of Burnaby 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. The archives are open to the public each week, 1pm to 4pm, Wednesday through Friday. Staff can also be reached by phone 604-297-4947, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.