Nanaimo Harbourfront

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90 Commercial St
Nanaimo BC
V9R 5G4
Phone: (250) 753-1154
Fax: (250) 754-1483
NanaimoHarbourfront [at] virl [dot] bc [dot] ca

The Nanaimo library branch opened in 1936. However, the coal mining centre of what we now call Nanaimo enjoyed library services as early as the 1860s. In June, 1961 the library moved to a new building on Fitzwilliam Street and in 1997, the Nanaimo Harbourfront Branch moved to its current location on Diana Krall Plaza off Commercial Street in Downtown Nanaimo.

Important Notice: 

The Nanaimo Harbourfront branch is now open! Visit us at the Open House celebration on November 7th at 1:00pm for 'the Kerplunks', refreshments and live demonstrations!

For more information, email nanaimoharbourfront [at] virl [dot] bc [dot] ca (subject: Temporary%20Branch)

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Professional Staff Information

  • Library Manager - Abbas Saffari
  • Customer Services Librarian - Adult Services - Jennifer Seper
  • Customer Services Librarian - Adult Services - Jonathon Bigelow
  • Customer Services Librarian - Adult Services - Justin Unrau
  • Customer Services Librarian - Children & Youth Services - Sheila Hammond-Todd
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