DSRF Library Services

The Down Syndrome Resource Foundation library collectio features more than 1,400 books and resources covering all aspects of Down syndrome and related conditions.

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm (PST)

Annual Fee: The $40 annual DSRF membership fee includes borrowing privileges of library materials. Click here to become a member of DSRF.

Services: While the library is open to the general public for reference purposes, only current registered members may borrow materials from the collection. Services are available on a cost recovery basis to:

  • researchers working in the field of developmental disabilities
  • Canadian Down syndrome service organizations
  • doctors and other medical caregivers
  • other persons approved by the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation

Borrowing Privileges: Registered patrons may borrow library materials. 


In Vancouver / Lower Mainland: three weeks plus one renewal of two weeks
Outside of the Lower Mainland: four weeks plus one renewal of two weeks

Audiovisual Materials

In Vancouver / Lower Mainland: one week plus one renewal of one week
Outside of the Lower Mainland: two weeks plus one renewal of one week

Late Returns: Borrowers will receive a reminder of overdue books. The daily fine will be 50¢ per day. Lost or damaged books: An invoice will be sent to the borrower for the replacement cost of the material

Journal Article Copying: The office photocopier may be used to copy material. Members will be charged 10¢ per page, with non-members paying 20¢ per page.

Interlibrary Loans: The library provides an interlibrary loan service for members and non-members requesting articles from our collection. Books are loaned to institutions outside of British Columbia at the discretion of DSRF.

Member ILL requests: $5.00 for up to 15 pages $7.50 for 16 pages and greater.
External ILL requests: $10 for up to 15 pages $15 for 16 pages and greater.

Computer Access: The library has two computers that are used to access our catalogue and also websites on the Internet. Members will be charged 10¢ per page for printing from the Internet. Non-members will be charged 20¢ per page for printing from the Internet.

Reference Questions: Do you have a specific question regarding therapeutic interventions or looking for more information on Down syndrome? The library can provide you with links to appropriate resources or provide you with a bibliography of resources. Please fill out the form below with your question for the library.

* NB: your name and email are required.

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Please enter your comments / questions in the box below. If you are requesting information, please be as specific as possible, and if possible, please describe steps you have taken previously to acquire this information:
You can help us locate information for you faster by answering the following:
What age group(s) does your question deal with? Check all that apply:
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Infants (0-3 yrs)
Children (4-11 yrs)
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Down Syndrome Resource Foundation
1409 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby
British Columbia, Canada
V5B 4J8

Fax: +1 604 431 9248
Phone: +1 604 444 3773