The Burnaby Public Library Board sets strategic priorities, determines and adopts policies governing the services and operation of the Library, and determines the Library’s role in satisfying the needs of the community.

Joining the Library Board

Board members are appointed by City Council. Visit City of Burnaby for information on the application process.

For more information about the Library Board, please see our Trustee Recruitment Information Package [PDF].

Library Board meetings

Library Board meetings usually take place on the third Thursday of the month at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch. See the 2020 Council Board, Committee and Commission Meetings schedule [PDF] for upcoming dates.

People who wish to appear before the Board should make written application to the Chief Librarian’s office, indicating the substance of their enquiry seven days prior to the regularly scheduled meeting. Presentations to the Board by delegations are limited to ten minutes with additional time for questions of the delegation from Trustees at the discretion of the Chair.

Contact the Board


Beth Davies, Chief Librarian and Secretary to the Board

Beth Davies, Chief Librarian
Burnaby Public Library
6100 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5H 4N5