Record and produce professional-quality audio inside our Recording Studios, located across from the main Digital Studio.

The capacity limit for Recording Studio 1 is two people, and the capacity limit for Recording Studio 2 is four people.

Each recording studio is sound dampened, but not entirely soundproof. Headphones are available for borrowing.

Each recording studio has height-adjustable desks and are wheelchair accessible.

Both Recording Studios include:



Studio Station computer


Shure SM7B microphones


Yorkville Sound Tripod Boom Stand


Samson 38” Microphone Boom Arm


Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 3rd Generation 18-in, 8-out USB Audio Interface


Yorkville Sound YSM5 Compact Powered Studio Reference Monitors


Five-Way Multi Headphone Audio Splitter Connector


Triton Audio FetHead In-Line Microphone Preamp


You can borrow additional headphones and equipment from Digital Studio staff.

Get familiar with our recording equipment, find recording software resources and more in our How to Get Started Recording Guide [PDF]

Find audio and music tutorials under "Creative Topics" at LinkedIn Learning.

Reserve a Recording Studio

Walk-ins are welcome but we strongly recommend reserving a Recording Studio so your session is uninterrupted.

The maximum booking time is up to three hours per day for each individual, group or portion of a group. You can reserve up to seven days in advance, and up to two times in a seven day period.

You'll need your library card number and PIN to make, change or cancel a reservation.

To reserve:

  • Call 604-294-7755, or
  • Log into a computer reservation station at any of our locations

When you arrive, check in with Digital Studio staff. We’ll hold your reservation for up to fifteen minutes once your reservation begins. If you are later than fifteen minutes, your reservation will expire, and the timeslot will become available to other users.

If you no longer need your reservation or are running late, call 604-294-7755.

Recording Studios are for non-commercial use and are free of charge.

Planning Your Visit

When you visit, bring your:

  • Burnaby Public Library card number and PIN

  • Any media you're using for your project (music, other audio files, etc.)

  • Personal storage to save your project

If you are bringing media that is in delicate, deteriorating or poor condition, using it with our equipment may further damage it. BPL is not responsible for any damage to media such as photos, negatives, disks, tape or film that may be caused by use with our equipment.

Bringing your own equipment to use in our Recording Studio? Speak with a staff member when you arrive for your reservation, and we will go over procedures and setup options with you.