Burnaby Public Library provides access to a rich array of the world's stories, ideas and information. Our vision is a vibrant community where all people are informed, literate and entertained.
All of Burnaby Public Library's actions and decision are grounded in a set of shared values:
Burnaby residents value the library as an essential community resource. In order to continue to provide the best possible services and resources, the Library Board has identified five key strategic directions to guide our work:
Collections: ensuring that library collections are rich, well-organized, accessible and reflective of the diversity of interests, cultures and languages represented within Burnaby.
Community Awareness and Use: making sure that the community is aware of the resources, services and programs offered by the Library, especially those people who have recently moved to the City and those who may never before have used a public library.
Inclusion Services: providing services that are inclusive and responsive to the Burnaby community, reaching out to teenagers, young adults, people on low income and newcomers to Canada.
Facilities, Space and Equipment Development: developing a long term facilities plan and an equipment and furniture replacement plan, as well as enhancing electronic access and services.
Organizational Development: strengthening the governance role of the Board and ensuring that Library staff have the skills necessary to deliver the kind of service this community expects from its public library.