Extensive restoration work is underway due to damage caused by a fire on June 7. This affects the southeast corner of the building, including the children's area, the children's collection, and newspapers and magazines in the reading lounge. There is also smoke damage throughout all three floors of the building. All surfaces inside the library are being cleaned, including items on open shelving, furniture, computers, equipment and air vents in public and staff spaces.
During this time:
Requests can't be placed on items located at Bob Prittie Metrotown during restoration.
If you have requested an item for pickup at Bob Prittie Metrotown, there will be an additional wait time as we process a backlog of items.
Holds pickup is unavailable. All hold pickup dates at this location are extended until after July 14.
External library returns are closed. Other BPL locations can accept returns, 24 hours a day. You can also drop off BPL items at other InterLINK libraries, however there will be a delay in clearing these items from your account.
Bob Prittie Metrotown was scheduled to close in mid-July for renovations, and the work required to make the building safe after the fire means closing earlier than expected. The branch is now closed throughout the summer but we intend to resume holds pickup and accept library returns starting July 14. All of our other locations are open with regular hours.
Thank you for your patience as we restore damaged areas and replace items. While we can't accept book donations at this time, we're grateful for your support as we rebuild collections impacted by the fire.