Hours & Locations

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Brighouse

9:00am – 9:00pm 9:00am – 9:00pm 9:00am – 9:00pm 9:00am – 9:00pm 9:00am – 9:00pm 10:00am – 5:00pm 10:00am – 5:00pm

Ironwood

9:00am – 9:00pm 9:00am – 9:00pm 9:00am – 9:00pm 9:00am – 9:00pm 9:00am – 9:00pm 10:00am – 5:00pm 10:00am – 5:00pm

Steveston

9:00am – 9:00pm 9:00am – 9:00pm 9:00am – 9:00pm 9:00am – 9:00pm 9:00am – 9:00pm 10:00am – 5:00pm 10:00am – 5:00pm

Cambie

9:00am – 9:00pm 9:00am – 9:00pm 9:00am – 9:00pm 9:00am – 9:00pm 9:00am – 9:00pm 10:00am – 5:00pm 10:00am – 5:00pm

Holiday hours

Richmond Public Library is committed to work practices and procedures that ensure clean and safe facilities.  We follow direction and controls as specified by the Provincial Health Officer, BC Centre for Disease Control and the local Health Authority’s Medical Health Officer.

The library is committed to health and safety by asking staff and visitors to:

  • Follow library guidelines
  • Stay home if sick
  • Sanitize your hands
  • Wear your mask
  • Respect personal space
  • Consider other people’s situation

Public computer labs are available at all branches for those who have limited or no access to a computer, the internet, and/or printing. This service is drop-in, first come, first served. Customers may use up to 180 minutes of computer access per day, system-wide. This will begin with one 45-minute session with the option of adding up to three 45 minute self-extensions, depending on computer availability. Visit our Public Computers page for dates, times and capacity.

Richmond Public Library’s community book dispensers are now open at our 2 locations.

The book dispenser at the Seniors Centre at Minoru Centre for Active Living is available from Monday to Saturday between 7:00am – 9:00pm and on Sundays and statutory holidays between 8:00am – 5:00pm.

The Hamilton Book Dispenser is available from Monday to Friday between 7:00am – 9:30pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00am – 4:30pm.
Borrow and return directly to each dispenser. Hundreds of popular items are available in our dispensers and collections are refreshed regularly.

External book returns

All external book returns are open 24/7 daily.

Internal book returns
The internal book returns are now available at all branches during open hours.

This guide highlights a range of City and community resources available to support individuals and families living in Richmond.

  • Please call 604-231-6404 for library card and account questions.
  • Please call 604-231-6413 or email us for Information Services or for 1-on-1 help from a librarian.

How to get your vaccine passport?

How do I stay healthy & well?

Updated September 08, 2021

How can I get financial help?

Updated September 08, 2021

Where can I get help in Richmond?

Updated September 08, 2021

  • City of Richmond – updates about affected City programs, services & facilities.
  • Pathways Virtual Clubhouse – hosted on Facebook for people living with mental illness in Richmond.
  • Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives is continuing to serve seniors through its grocery shopping service and friendly-visiting, peer counseling and information and referral services over the phone. Call 604-279-7020 for more information.
  • Richmond Food Bank (5800 Cedarbridge Way) – hampers for individuals and families. Call 604-271-5609 for more information.
  • Richmond Free Community Meals
    • St. Alban’s Church (7260 St Albans Road) –Hot lunch on Fridays at 11:30am.
    • Church on Five (10200 No. 5 Road) – Take-out meals on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 6:00 pm.
    • Brighouse Park Pavilion – Bag lunches from Turning Point are available Monday to Thursday from 12:00pm – 1:00pm.
  • Meals To Go are available for purchase Monday to Friday 10:00am – 2:00pm at the Seniors Centre at Minoru Centre for Active Living (7191 Granville Avenue). Call 604-238-8450 for more information.

Who can I talk to?

Updated September 08, 2021

  • Crisis Centre BC – 1-800-784-2433 (24/7). Chat and Youth Chat available.
  • Kids Help Phone – 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868 (24/7).
  • Here2Talk – Counselling and referral for post-secondary students (24/7). Connect online, through the Here2Talk app, or by phone at 1-877-857-3397 or 604-642-5212.
  • Seniors Distress Line – 604-872-1234
  • CHIMO Crisis Line – 604-279-7070
  • BounceBack® – online coaching and support from the Canadian Mental Health Association.
  • Foundry Virtual – expanded virtual mental health programs and services for youth ages 12-24.
  • Wellness Together Canada – mental health and substance use support resources, tools, apps and connections to trained volunteers and qualified mental health professionals.
  • VictimLinkBC – a toll-free, confidential resource for those experiencing domestic violence that is available by phone or email 24 hours a day.
  • Anxiety Canada™ – for resources to help cope with COVID-19 related anxiety.
  • Hope for Wellness – immediate 24/7 mental health counselling and crisis intervention for all Indigenous peoples across Canada.

Today is Thursday October 21, 2021

Brighouse (Main) Branch

Upcoming Holiday Hours
Thursday November 11, 2021 ( Remembrance Day )
Closed
Friday November 12, 2021 ( Post Remembrance Day )
9:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday December 25, 2021 ( Christmas Day )
Closed
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Address
100-7700 Minoru Gate Richmond, BC V6Y 1R8
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Telephone Numbers
Cards & Accounts (604) 231-6404
Adult Ask Me Desk (604) 231-6413
Kids' Place (604) 231-6412
Admin (M-F 9 - 4:30pm) (604) 231-6422

Ironwood Branch

Upcoming Holiday Hours
Thursday November 11, 2021 ( Remembrance Day )
Closed
Friday November 12, 2021 ( Post Remembrance Day )
9:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday December 25, 2021 ( Christmas Day )
Closed
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Address
8200-11688 Steveston Hwy Richmond, BC V7A 1N6
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Telephone Numbers
Hours Line (604) 231-6465
Information Desk (604) 231-6468
Cards & Accounts (604) 231-6471

Steveston Branch

Upcoming Holiday Hours
Thursday November 11, 2021 ( Remembrance Day )
Closed
Friday November 12, 2021 ( Post Remembrance Day )
9:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday December 25, 2021 ( Christmas Day )
Closed
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Address
4111 Moncton Street Richmond, BC V7E 3A8
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Telephone Numbers
(604) 231-6424

Cambie Branch

Upcoming Holiday Hours
Thursday November 11, 2021 ( Remembrance Day )
Closed
Friday November 12, 2021 ( Post Remembrance Day )
9:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday December 25, 2021 ( Christmas Day )
Closed
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Address
150-11590 Cambie Road Richmond, BC V6X 3Z5
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Telephone Numbers
(604) 231-6462

Hamilton Book Dispenser

Now open
Address
Lobby of the Hamilton Community Centre
5140 Smith Drive, Richmond, BC V6V 2W5
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Telephone Numbers
Call the Cambie Branch at (604) 273-2223

Minoru Book Dispenser

Now open
Address
2nd floor of the Seniors Centre at Minoru Centre for Active Living.
7191 Granville Avenue, Richmond, BC V6Y 1N9
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Telephone Numbers
Call the Brighouse Branch at (604) 231-6404