What's At Your Library?

The Richmond Public Library (RPL) is a friendly and welcoming community gathering place that offers free access to books, DVDs, computers, events, study space and many other services.

We have 4 locations that are open 7 days a week:
» Brighouse (Main) Branch
» Cambie Branch
» Ironwood Branch
» Steveston Branch

We also offer Saturday service at:
» Hamilton Community Centre

To access our services, sign up for your FREE library card today.
Did you know? You don't have to live in Richmond to get a RPL card!

Quick Introduction to Your Library


What Services Are Available At Your Library?

Most of our free services require a RPL Library Card. » Get a Library Card


Free Borrowing

The library has a large collection of books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, video games and magazines you can borrow for free.

There also many ESL materials & resources in other languages for newcomers. » More Info

Free Borrowing

Go to our Books, DVDs, & More section to browse through our Library Collections.

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Free Events

We offer many kinds of events and classes for people of all ages, including:

  • New Immigrants' Orientation
  • ESL classes
  • Computer classes
  • Daily storytimes for children and more.

Use our interactive calendar to find and register for events and classes at RPL.

RPL Event Calendar

Free Internet & Computer

FREE Wireless Internet

All library branches have free WiFi, just connect to "Richmond Public Library"

No password required.
FREE Computer Use

Library computers can be booked for up to 2 hr / day.

Available computer services include: Internet access, Microsoft Office, printer (20¢ per page), kids' computers and More »



Library Resources For Newcomers


Learn About Canada Collection

Books, DVDs, & CDs on Canada for adults and kids.

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NewToBC Library Link

NewToBC help connect newcomers with services in their community.

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Online Research Collection

Online access to a variety of information & resources.

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Cultural Access Pass

A gift to each Canadian citizen during their first year of citizenship.

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Online Practice: BC Driving Test

This RPL practice test helps you prepare for the BC Learners license application's written test.

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Online Practice: Citizenship Test

Prepare for the Canadian citizenship test with RPL's Online Practice Citizenship Test.

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Resources in Other Languages

Richmond Public Library Offers books, CDs, and DVDs in 8 different languages.

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Richmond Community Services Directory

A full list of Richmond-based organizations and services.

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Richmond Low Income Resource Directory

Created with the generous sponsorship of Coast Capital Savings. Richmond Shares, & Volunteer Richmond partnered with RPL to create this on-line directory.

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