Sidney / North Saanich

Picture of Sidney/North Saanich Branch
10091 Resthaven Drive
Sidney BC
V8L 3G3
Phone: (250)656-0944
Fax: (250)656-6400
sidney [at] virl [dot] bc [dot] ca

In 1966, the communities of North Saanich and Sidney joined VIRL and a branch was opened on Beacon Ave.  In 1967, the library moved to the Annex at SANSCHA Hall.  The library has been at its current location, a few blocks from Sidney's downtown,  since 1982.

Walk on the Wild Side! Summer Reading Club starts on June 29th. Check out our fun, free programs:

Summer Reading Club Program Calendar 2017


Professional Staff Information

  • Library Manager - Sharon Walker
  • Adult Customer Services Librarian - Virginia MacLeod

Map and Hours

Mon10 - 8
Tue10 - 8
Wed10 - 8
Thu10 - 8
Fri10 - 5
Sat10 - 5


  • wheel chair accessible
  • 6 public access computers 
  • 2 children's computers with educational games
  • home delivery service for customers who cannot visit the library in person
  • literacy kits for preschoolers on a variety of fun themes
  • on BC transit route
  • adjacent to Community Wellness Park and surrounded by beautiful garden maintained by Town of Sidney 

Our Community

Our Partners

  • Friends of the Sidney/North Saanich Library raise awareness, host events, and raise funds in support of the library
  • member of the Community Literacy Task Group, School District 63
  • member of Peninsula Connections for Early Childhood
  • District of North Saanich
  • Town of Sidney

Community Resources


Local Events


Syndicate content
  • You must login in order to post into this group.
This group offers an RSS feed. Or subscribe to these personalized, sitewide feeds:

Branch Events



Especially for babies 0 - 12 months! Bring your blanket and...

Open Air Library Kick Off - Beacon Park

The Open-Air Library is back!  Drop by Sidney's...

Wild Hair Party!

Listen to a story, then students from the VIU/SD 63 Hairstylist...

Summer Storytime

Bring your littlest ones to the library for stories, songs,...

Branch News

Sidney/North Saanich Friends of the Library Book Sale

The Sidney/North Saanich Friends of the Library are hosting their annual book...

Writers' Group Book Launch - June 8, 6:30-8pm

The Sidney/North Saanich Library Writers Group is launching their first...

Follow us

Contact us

(877) 415.VIRL