Nanaimo North

6250 Hammond Bay Rd
Nanaimo BC
V9T 6M9
Phone: (250) 933-2665
Fax:
nanaimonorth [at] virl [dot] bc [dot] ca

Nanaimo North branch opened officially on July 12th, 2014. Since that time it has become one of the busiest branches in the Vancouver Island Regional Library system. The 17,600 square foot branch boasts over 60,000 items in its collection and features bookable meeting rooms with televisions to connect to your laptop, a laptop bar, multiple express check-out stations and a bright, open floor plan with large windows overlooking a natural environment of local conifers.

Branch Programs and Events

Grab a paper copy at the Branch, visit our on-line Calendar or print our May/June Program Calendar for yourself!.

Meeting Room Use

See information on booking a space at the Nanaimo North Branch here

Proctoring/Exam Invigilation -Friday Mornings from 10am-1pm only

Distance students can book exam invigilation for a cost of $30 per exam.  Please see our guidelines here.  It is preferable that you use your own laptop.  If you do not have a laptop, you can use the library's.  All exams take place in a quiet room. 

The best way to arrange your exam time is to email us at nanaimonorth [at] virl [dot] bc [dot] ca with your school and course, how long your exam will take, whether you are using your computer or writing a paper exam, and your preferred Friday dates.

The Nanaimo Harbourfront branch and VIU also provide proctoring services that may be more convenient for you. 

Services: 

Professional Staff Information

 

  • Library Manager - Lara Wright (temporary)
  • Customer Services Librarian - Adult Services - Darby Love
  • Customer Services Librarian - Children & Youth  - Ginger Warden

Map and Hours

Mon10am-8pm
Tue10am-8pm
Wed10am-8pm
Thu10am-8pm
Fri10am-5pm
Sat10am-5pm
Sun12:30pm-4pm

Features

 


  • Over 60,000 items in its collection

  • A large fireplace and magazine area

  • Bookable meeting rooms with blue-tooth-enabled flat screen televisions

  • A laptop bar

  • Multiple express check-out stations

  • Automated book return

  • Spacious sections for children and teens

  • A bright, open floor plan with large windows overlooking a natural environment of local conifers

Our Community

Nanaimo is among British Columbia’s most livable cities, having a favorable balance of lifestyle, employment and investment opportunities for the marine and other sectors. The city has experienced rapid growth over the last decade, largely due to an influx of young working-aged families who have been attracted by comparatively low housing prices, a mild climate and exceptional scenery.

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Branch Events

27
May

Spanish Conversation Group

Practice your Spanish in a welcoming group under the guidance of...
30
May

English Conversation Group for ESL/ELL

Practice your English and meet new friends at the Nanaimo North...
30
May

Tech Tuesday Appointments

Have an eBook question, or want to work on your computer skills...
31
May

Preschool Storytime at Nanaimo North

Join us for songs, rhymes, and stories for children ages 3 - 5...

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(877) 415.VIRL