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Office Phone 905-639-3611
Fax 905-681-7277
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Description (Agency)

Six full-service branches and a rural lending location offer welcoming spaces where visitors can explore, discover, reflect, learn, improve, create, and connect with others

Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Primary Executive Lita Barrie, Chief Executive Officer
Alternate Executive Jennifer Tarnawski, Chair, Burlington Public Library Board
Funding City / Town ; Provincial - Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries ; Donations ; Printing

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

Public library that offers:

Collections for borrowing:  

  • books including graphic novel, paperback and board book
  • audiobooks
  • movies and TV shows including DVD and Blu-ray disc 
  • music and sound including music CD and printed music
  • video games
  • magazines and newspapers
  • accessible formats including large print, DAISY and braille
  • for catalogue see here

Digital resources:

  • eBooks and eAudiobooks
  • movies, TV and music
  • magazines and newspapers
  • learning and research
  • local history databases
  • Halton Community Services Directory
  • for more information see here or to see all online resources see here

Books and beyond to borrow or use in branch:

  • tech lending collection
  • kits including book clubs kits, birdwatching backpacks, sensory support and cognitive care
  • community access pass to select cultural institutions, natural areas and gardens
  • seed library
  • accessibility aids and devices to use in the library and to borrow and take home
  • for more information see here 


  • free virtual (on Zoom) and in-person programs
  • some events are drop-in, others require registration
  • for a complete list of programs and events see here 


  • accessibility 
  • public computers
  • printing (fee for use), scanning and faxing (fee for use - Central, New Appleby and Tansley Wood branches only)
  • WiFi
  • light therapy lamps
  • for a complete list of services see here  

Information Burlington  

  • free, confidential information & referral to range of government and community services
  • for more information see separate listing here

Local History Services at Central Branch

  • research assistance and access to the local history collection and archives
  • for more information see here  

MakerSpace at Central Branch

  • a space with laser cutter, vinyl cutter, vinyl printer, 3D printing, large format photo printer and scanner, button maker and die cutter, and embroidery machine
  • for more information see here

Meeting Room Rentals

  • meeting rooms for organizations and non-profit groups
  • for more information see separate listing here 

New to Canada

  • books, DVDs, newspapers, community resources and more
  • for more information see here

Designated as a local cooling centre during times of extreme heat and a warming centre during times of extreme cold


Mon-Thu 9 am-9 pm, Fri-Sun 9 am-5pm

Areas Served Burlington
Eligibility No restrictions

For membership see here

Languages English
Fees Service - MakerSpace, room rentals, faxing, and printing ; Membership is free to people who live, work, attend school or pay property taxes in Burlington, for more information see here

Site Information

Located In Community Burlington
Address & Map
2331 New St
Burlington, ON L7R 1J4
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Intersection Drury Lane and New St
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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