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Vancouver Island Regional Library has over 370 employees and serves over 430,000 people through 39 branch locations on Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii, Bella Coola on the central mainland coast, and through our eLibrary at

We offer a challenging and supportive work environment that allows employees to make a real difference in their communities, while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. You’ll interact with customers who value their library services, and colleagues who love what they do.

You’ll be part of a regional team that serves individuals and families through a variety of in-branch and online services. VIRL looks for team members with enthusiasm and dedication – professional librarians and staff who strongly believe in exceptional customer service, while balancing individual and group goals.

Types of Employment

VIRL hires the best qualified candidates. Selections for bargaining unit positions are conducted in accordance with the provisions of the appropriate collective agreement. Depending on the job description and the location of the position, employees will be classified in one of the following groups:

  • Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)
  • BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU)
  • Exempt

Permanent Full Time Employees

Employees who have been assigned to a regularly scheduled 35 hours per week position and who have completed probation.

Permanent Part Time Employees

Employees who have been assigned a regularly scheduled position of less than 35 hours per week and who have completed probation.

Casual Employees

An employee who has no permanently scheduled hours and is willing to work on call with or without notice.


Employees who are classified as Pages must be a minimum of 15 years old and be registered and attend school on a full time basis.

Current Vacancies

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Posting  Status*  Position
Branch  Posting
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Library Page Open Page Cowichan Library Page Dec 11, 2018 Dec 26, 2018 Apply
Scheduling Assistant Open Permanent Part Time Nanaimo Harbourfront CUPE2018-155 Dec 3, 2018 Dec 18, 2018 Apply
Library Manager Screening Permanent Full Time Sooke GEU2018-105 Nov 15, 2018 Nov 30, 2018
Library Manager Screening Permanent Full Time Courtenay GEU2018-145 Nov 30, 2018
Library Page Screening Page Nanaimo Wellington P2018-157 Nov 19, 2018 Dec 4, 2018
Library Page Screening Page Nanaimo Wellington P2018-156 Dec 4, 2018
Library Page Open Page Cortes Island P2018-150 Dec 11, 2018 Apply
Library Page Interviewing Page Campbell River P2018-147 Nov 13, 2018 Nov 16, 2018
Scheduling Assistant Interviewing Casual Administration CUPE2018-138 Nov 16, 2018
Assistant Director, Experience and Engagement Screening Permanent Full Time Nanaimo North EX2018-103 Nov 8, 2018 Nov 28, 2018
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We are accepting applications until the closing date.
Posting has closed, applications are being short-listed.
Short-listed candidates have been contacted for an interview.
Competition is closed.
This posting has been withdrawn.

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