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Share your favourite library memories and you might win a prize.  The Sidney/North Saanich Library Branch of Vancouver Island Regional Library is celebrating 50 years of service with a special

Introducing Lynda.com!

Starting today, customers now have access to one of the most popular online learning tools available: Lynda.com!

Sidney / North Saanich Book Club Mixer!

Would you like to start or join a book club? Would you like to add new members to your exisiting club? Are you looking for tips to make your club more engaging?

VIRL Branches Closed for Labour Day

Please note that all VIRL branches will be closed on Monday, September 5th in celebration of Labour Day.

VIRL's First Human Library

A growing global phenomenon, "The Human Library"

Digital literacy an important piece of library learning

Article courtesy of the Comox Valley Record: Full article here

Issues with Telephone Messages: Resolved

Please note that the issues with our telephone system have been resolved. Our Telemessaging system did not work on August 29-30.

Bibliocommons is Going Responsive on August 31st

Our catalogue at virl.bibliocommons.com is going to be moving to "responsive design" on August 31st, which means a more user-friendly and easy to use interface for mobile devices (iOS/And

First Annual GeekCON Draws Crowds

A first annual celebration of geek culture drew big crowds to the Nanaimo Harbourfront library on Saturday, August 21st.

Postal Union Serves Notice of Strike Action

Please be advised that the union representing postal workers have served a 72-hour strike notice which may affect library services and respective deliveries beginning on Monday, August 29th.

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