Sidney / North Saanich

Sidney/North Saanich Library on Bevan
2353 Bevan Ave - Unit 1A
Sidney BC
V8L 4M9
Phone: (250)656-0944
sidney [at] virl [dot] bc [dot] ca

The library has moved! The Sidney/North Saanich library is now located at unit 1A - 2353 Bevan Ave (next to Starlite Cleaners).
We'll reopen the library on Resthaven when renovation of the current facility is complete. For more information, visit our FAQ.

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.

Check out a short video highlighting concepts for the new Sidney/North Saanich library:


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


Sidney/North Saanich Teen Advisory Group at SHOAL

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Contact us

(877) 415.VIRL