Contact Info

T 604.718.5800

F 604.718.5858

1661 Napier Street
Vancouver, BC V5L 4X4


Tommy Douglas Branch Library, Burnaby

June 7, 2014

This branch library opened in November 2009. It is a LEED building. It is basically a box, but with a couple of dedicated separate rooms, one of which is a technology lab (bibliotech). It has a welcoming entrance, and lots of windows and light. There is an interesting use of coloured walls and glass, with textured floor coverings to delineate spaces — social seating, individual and group work spaces, and a children’s section.


  • Has open-area plan with lots of windows; acts as “eyes on the street” for public safety.
  • Staff mentioned issues with noise and sound-transmission inside building.
  • Has dedicated space for computer classes.