Lending libraries at the beach!

The Town of Qualicum Beach and our Qualicum Beach Branch have teamed up to offer "Beach Reads", a free lending library for the summer. 

Key chain library cards

We are pleased to offer a new level of convenience for our customers with the launch on June 1 of key chain library cards.

Access our catalogue on your mobile device

Use VIRL Mobile to discover, borrow and keep track of all of your library needs in the palm of your hand!

Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival

The festival runs from July 18 to 21 on beautiful Denman Island.  Authors appearing this year include Jack Hodgins, Esi Edugyan, Terry Fallis, and Maude Barlow,  as well as several other

Learn a new language from home!

Would you like to be conversational in another language?

New branch in Lake Cowichan taking shape!

We are building a new branch in the Town of Lake Cowichan.  Here's a photo taken in the middle of April showing the front view of the new branch.

Our newest branch being built in Nanaimo!

Residents of Nanaimo, and especially the north end of the city, are eagerly awaiting the new Nanaimo North Branch.  We are very excited about the vibrant community space it will bring to th

What’s happening @ your library!

Check out the Spring edition of our programming and events guide What's happening @ your library! 

New branch being built in Cumberland!

This is an exciting time for Vancouver Island Regional Library.  Building has begun on a new and bigger branch in the Village of Cumberland!  The branch is scheduled to open in late 2

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