Bob Prittie Metrotown will be closed to both public and staff on Monday, March 27 to Thursday, March 30 due to loud construction work. The closure is necessary to speed up construction progress and so that noisy work can take place during construction hours.

During this closure:

  • There may be a delay in filling holds placed for pickup at Bob Prittie Metrotown, or for requested items at this location to be delivered to other locations.

  • Items being held at this location will have their pickup period extended until March 31, onward.

  • Returns can only be accepted at our other locations. Library returns at Cameron, McGill and Tommy Douglas are open 24 hours.

  • Underground parking will remain open, but there will be no access to the building.

We plan to reopen Bob Prittie Metrotown on Friday, March 31 and resume services while renovations continue.

Services available at Bob Prittie Metrotown

Before and after our March 27-30 closure, Bob Prittie Metrotown will be open with regular hours. Browsing, computers, printing, indoor seating and other in-person services are available. When you arrive, parts of the building will look a little different due to renovation work:

  • There is one temporary entrance and exit, through the holds pickup room next to the Civic Square entrance. The main library entrances at Civic Square, Willingdon Avenue, and lobby access from underground parking are closed throughout the renovation.
  • Washrooms and a drinking water fountain are available on the second floor of the library. There is also a temporary accessible washroom outside the library, on the surface parking lot of Civic Square. First floor washrooms are scheduled to open in early 2023.
  • Returns can only be accepted during regular hours. Drop off items at our holds pickup room next to the Civic Square entrance. All external library returns at this location are closed throughout construction. You can return items at other BPL locations using the external library return, open 24 hours. BPL items can also be returned at other InterLINK libraries throughout Metro Vancouver.

Please note that some areas of the building are inaccessible and there may be intermittent noise due to construction.

Bob Pritte Metrotown renovations have been delayed due to unexpected building issues and supply chain delays. We expect the renovations to be completed by mid-2023.

Blueprints for web dec2022 Bob Prittie Metrotown floor plans during construction

Thank you for your patience during our renovations

Last updated: March 20