Library announces new hours of operation starting in 2019.

News 100 blueBy Staff

December 29th, 2018



Starting on Monday, January 7, 2019, Burlington residents will have library hours that fit their life.

Responding to community input during the Library’s 2016-2020 planning cycle, Burlington Public Library Board put better library open hours as a top priority.

Library book shelves“During our conversations, we heard how much everyone loves their library but would like different hours,” says Brian Kenny, Chair, Burlington Public Library Board. “So, we made a commitment to find out what hours our customers want and make it happen.”

Earlier in 2018, library staff reviewed customer use patterns and borrowing trends, and examined the library service hours of neighbouring and comparable libraries and cities. The community was consulted by way of a public survey that resulted in input from 2,661 Burlington residents about their preferred library hours of operation.

Kenny notes that residents clearly want more locations to be open Sundays and evenings.  “We are so pleased to be able to start off the new year with library service hours that reflect our community’s preferences,” says Kenny. “And it’s a gratifying legacy of our volunteer Board as we wrap up our four-year term representing the voice of local citizens.”

NEW 2019 open hours (excluding holiday closures)
January 7 to July 6 & September 2 to December 31

Library hours a

Library hours b* July 7 to September 1: All branches are CLOSED Sundays.

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Lita Barrie, Chief Executive Officer, Burlington Public Library

Lita Barrie,  Chief Executive Officer, Burlington Public Library, said she is absolutely “thrilled to offer library service hours that better fit the lives of our community members so that the library is open when they need us the most. Of course, we are always open 24/7 for access to our digital collections and resources at”

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