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Let VIRL be part of your story.

Vancouver Island Regional Library has over 450 employees and serves over 430,000 people through 39 branch locations on Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii, Bella Coola on the central mainland coast, and through our eLibrary at

We strive to build a strong service culture through reliability, responsiveness, and relationships. With a conscious effort to “TOFU” – Take Ownership and Follow Up – VIRL works with customers and colleagues to make a real difference in their communities, while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. You’ll interact with customers who value their library services, and colleagues who love what they do.

You’ll be part of a regional team that serves individuals and families through a variety of in-branch and online services. VIRL looks for team members with enthusiasm and dedication – professional librarians and staff who strongly believe in exceptional customer service, while balancing individual and group goals.

Permanent Full Time Employees

Employees who have been assigned to a regularly scheduled 35 hours per week position and who have completed probation.

Permanent Part Time Employees

Employees who have been assigned a regularly scheduled position of less than 35 hours per week and who have completed probation.

Casual Employees

An employee who has no permanently scheduled hours and is willing to work on call with or without notice.


Employees who are classified as Pages must be a minimum of 16 years old and be registered and attend school on a full time basis.
VIRL also employs adult Pages with disabilities. To learn more, contact us at

Salaries and Benefits

In addition to a great working environment and the opportunity to provide a critically important public service, at VIRL you will also receive a competitive salary and a rewarding career. Regular bargaining unit and exempt positions include comprehensive health and benefits packages.

Types of Employment

VIRL hires the best qualified candidates. Selections for bargaining unit positions are conducted in accordance with the provisions of the appropriate collective agreement. Depending on the job description and the location of the position, employees will be classified in one of the following groups:

Salary Ranges

Pay rates vary by position and the ranges for each position type are presented below. More specific salary information is made available in job descriptions and during the interview process.

Position Type Salary Ranges (2022) Classification
Librarian – multiple positions $35.34 – $49.17/hour BCGEU
Page (At least 16 years-old and attend school full-time basis; adults with developmental disabilities) $15.65/hour to May 31, $16.75 Jun 1 Other
Branch and Back-of-House Operations – multiple positions $24.18 – $35.84/hour CUPE
Leadership – multiple positions $37.06 – $104.78/hour Exempt

Current Vacancies

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Posting  Status*  Position
Branch  Posting
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Library Page – CL Open Page Cowichan Lake P2023-46 May 29, 2023 Jun 13, 2023 Apply
Library Page – PV Open Page Parksville P2023-44 May 26, 2023 Jun 10, 2023 Apply
Library Page – CW Open Page Cowichan (Duncan) P2023-45 May 29, 2023 Jun 13, 2023 Apply
Library Assistant – HA Interviewing Casual Port Hardy CUPE2023-34 Apr 4, 2023 Apr 19, 2023
Library Assistant – PA Screening Casual Port Alberni CUPE2023-32 Mar 30, 2023 Apr 14, 2023
Library Assistant – NA Filled Casual Nanaimo Harbourfront CUPE2023-27 Mar 9, 2023 Mar 24, 2023
Library Manager Screening Permanent Full Time Sooke GEU2022-173 Apr 18, 2023 May 3, 2023
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