- Date: Thursday, November 1
- Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
- Recurring event
- Audience: ESL, Families, Kids, New Canadians
- Branch: Nanaimo North
One card..so many possibilities. A VIRL library card is free for anyone who lives in our service area. Stop by any branch and sign up for your card today!
We need to confirm your name and address to issue your card.
If your ID doesn’t have your address, we’ll need to see two pieces for verification of your address. See below for examples of acceptable ID:
Children 12 years or younger must have a parent’s or legal guardian’s signature. Parents or legal guardians are responsible for their child’s card, borrowed items, and fines.
This free library card is available to any child, ages 0-12 years old, including those with existing library cards or those who have never had a library card before.
The special children’s card, which features fun west coast artwork by local BC artist and children’s illustrator, Mike Deas, is designed to inspire children to visit their local library and to begin an adventure full of discovery, learning and creativity!
The BC OneCard is a library card for BC residents that opens the door to public libraries wherever you travel or stay in British Columbia.
How do I get a BC OneCard at VIRL?
What can I do with my BC OneCard?
*BC OneCard Customers cannot request items or borrow from special collections (reference, magazines, kits)
Where do I return items I’ve borrowed?
Where can I use my BC OneCard?
When do I have to return the materials?
Where do I pay fines on books I borrow?
The BC OneCard is funded by the BC Ministry of Education, Public Library Services Branch.
Live in a remote location within the Vancouver Island Regional Library Service area? Find out how you can sign up for Books By Mail!
Register as a Visitor at any branch if you do not live or pay property taxes in the VIRL service area and want to borrow items or use our services
Regular non-resident/visitor membership
This membership type entitles you to full use of the Library and its services for the term of the membership.
Non-resident from former VIRL service areas
Residents of former VIRL service areas (Colwood, Langford, Metchosin, Highlands, Central Saanich) can purchase a non-resident membership.
Non-resident internet use
Non-residents or visitors may obtain access to public internet stations in all of our branches.
When you receive a library card, you agree to the following:
Failure to comply with library rules may result in loss of borrowing privileges.
Please see the Library’s Rules of Conduct for details.