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

Renovated Sidney/North Saanich Survey

We'd love to hear from you. Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey about your renovated Sidney/North Saanich library. Here's a Fact Sheet with more information about the proposed renovation. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, April 5.


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.


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


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Branch Events


Friday Film - Mabel, Debris & Revealing Marie Saint Pierre

Join us for three outstanding short films by NFB filmakers...

ESL Conversation Group

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Book Chat

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Surprising Science Workshop

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Spring Break at the Sidney / North Saanich Library

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Calling All Parents and Caregivers of Young Children

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(877) 415.VIRL