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, download our Trustee Recruitment Information Package [PDF].

Trustees must be Burnaby residents and may not be employed by the City of Burnaby or Burnaby Public Library.

Trustee cover Trustee Recruitment Information Package [PDF].

Library Board meetings

Library Board meetings usually take place on the third Thursday of the month, online over Zoom at 7:00pm. Meetings in March, June, September, and December will be based at one of the branches and will function as in-person/online hybrid meetings.

2023 Library Board meeting scheduleDateLocation
JanuaryThursday, January 19Online (Zoom)
FebruaryThursday, February 16Online (Zoom)
MarchThursday, March 16Cameron
AprilThursday, April 20Online (Zoom)
MayThursday, May 18Online (Zoom)
Thursday, June 15McGill
Thursday, July 20
Online (Zoom)
No meeting
Thursday, September 21
Bob Prittie Metrotown
Thursday, October 19

Meeting cancelled

Thursday, November 16
Online (Zoom)
Thursday, December 14
Bob Prittie Metrotown

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