There are so many ways that you can use the library from home! Choose from thousands of things to watch and read online for all ages. Skip paying for subscriptions and explore our free digital resources. Connect with ideas and people through online events. Learn how you can continue to use library services, wherever you are.

Get help

Need help using the library from home? Over phone or email, we can answer questions, help with your account, explain how to use our e-books and digital resources or troubleshoot technical issues. You can even get a library card over the phone that you can use right away!

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Watch movies and TV

Burnaby residents can use Kanopy to stream movies and TV for kids, teens and adults. Content in over 100 languages is included. Kanopy can be enjoyed on your TV, mobile phone, tablet or online.

Stream movies and TV Start streaming with Kanopy

Don't miss a single news story

Use Pressreader to flip through and read online newspapers and magazines in over 60 languages from 100 countries. Includes current issues of The Province and The Vancouver Sun. In addition to PressReader, you can also access our other online newspaper and magazine subscriptions.

Read newspapers online Access PressReader and other newspapers

Get home delivery

If you are a Burnaby resident and are unable to come into the library to borrow items, you may be eligible for home delivery. Our staff will get to know your reading tastes, help you choose items to borrow, then provide contactless drop-off at your residence.

Staff unloading books from the Home Library and Accessible Service truck Learn more about Home Delivery Service

Read e-books and audiobooks

Burnaby residents can use OverDrive, BPL's collection of downloadable fiction and non-fiction to find titles for kids, teens and adults. There is also a Chinese collection. Read or listen on a home computer, e-reader or mobile device.

OverDrive Find your next book on OverDrive

Meet your new favourite book

Get personalized reading recommendations for kids, teens and adults, in e-book, audiobook or in print. You can also discover read-alikes and books with similar themes using our digital resource, NoveList Plus. A great way to build up your reading list!

Talk to us Learn more about reading recommendations

Join a book discussion group

Get to know thought-provoking authors and titles and meet with others online to share your impressions in a librarian-led discussion. We'll announce each title one month before we meet. We also have other online events that you can enjoy from home.

Online book discussion group Check out the next book we're discussing

Practice speaking English (and have fun!)

English language learners, use our digital resource Mango Languages to practice speaking English. Or join our online English Conversation Circle! Every two weeks, meet other English language learners and practice having a conversation by discussing every day topics in a friendly, relaxed setting.

Learn English Discover more resources for learning English online

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