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Support Your Library

Our libraries enrich lives and communities through universal access to knowledge, lifelong learning, and literacy. They’re vital community destinations for knowledge, inspiration, innovation, and renewal.

Here are some examples of how your financial donation can help:

  • $20 buys 1 hardcover book or up to 4 paperbacks
  • $45 buys 3 picture books for children
  • $190 buys a Literacy Kit for children (6-9 items) – based on spreadsheet from this year’s order, range of price from $125 to $200. Does not include price of backpack.
  • $200 buys a Book Club set (12 books) – price for books only, not for bag
  • $400 buys 10 large print books

Your donation to Vancouver Island Regional Library can make the difference between a good and a great public library system.

VIRL’s Charitable Registration number is 10816 7248 RR 0001. For more information refer to our Library Board Donation and Corporate Sponsorship policy

Online Donations

Donate Now through CanadaHelps.org

To donate online, visit Canada Helps.

You will be redirected to canadahelps.org where you can donate by Interac, VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, PayPal, or Charity Gift Card.

Cash Donations

Donate at your Branch

We will accept cash, cheque, and money orders. Debit or credit cards are accepted at most branch locations. See branch locations.

Donate by Mail

To make a one-time donation by mail, download the Donor Form.

Planned Giving

Another way to support your library is through planned giving.  This allows you to plan for donations in the future.

Ways to leave your legacy
  • Bequest
  • Life Insurance
  • Property
  • Cash
  • Securities
  • Annuities
  • Memorial Gifts

To learn how, please speak with your financial planner or lawyer about your best option for tax and estate planning.

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