Meeting Rooms, Copiers, Tours

The Uptown library will be undergoing major renovations starting in the fall of 2017. This project will include upgrades to our building infrastructure and our public areas.

During the renovations we will be using our meeting rooms for a variety of purposes, and they will not be available for use by community groups. This includes the Auditorium and the Plaskett Room.






Starting on June 1, 2017, we will no longer be accepting room booking requests. Please follow this link to our Renovation site, where we have listed other meeting room spaces in New Westminster. Please contact these facilities or businesses directly if you would like to book with them.

Meeting Rooms

The Main Branch of the Library has three meeting rooms available for the public to use.

The Auditorium and the Plaskett Room are primarily for meetings conducted, initiated or co-sponsored by the Library.

  • The Auditorium and Plaskett Rooms are available free of charge to local organizations for meetings, and

  • Public programmes of a scientific, artistic, literary, civic or educational nature.

  • The meetings and programmes must not be for commercial purposes.

  • The Plaskett Room holds 15 to 20 people and The Auditorium holds approximately 75 people.

  • Qualified groups may book a room for a maximum of once per month, up to 3 months in advance.

The Group Study Room on the second floor is available for groups of 2 or more persons to study for a maximum of 2 hours per day. Sign-up must be done in person at the Reference Desk on the day of use.

For more information, please contact the Library at 604-527-4660.

There is additional study space available at the Queensborough branch. This is available on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved.


The Main Branch of the library has self-service black and white photocopiers available for public use. One is located on the main floor and one is upstairs on the second floor. Letter and legal size, single-sided copies are available, and cost $0.20 per page.

Microfilm Scanners

The Main Branch of the library has two microfilm scanners which allow you to save an image from our microfilm collection to a flash drive. Library staff can assist you in emailing the images or printing them for $0.20 per page.

Scanning Services

Scanning is available at our Main Branch, free of charge. Users are limited to 15 minutes on the scanning station.


Tours of the library are available for groups including job clubs and ESL. Please contact the Library at 604-527-4660.