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Thinking of starting a new chapter in your career?
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.

The Vancouver Island Regional Library is committed to fostering a fair, equitable, inclusive, and accessible opportunity for all employees and prospective employees. If you require assistance or an accommodation during the application process, please contact us at

VIRL does not use services like Upwork or any other online hiring resource to recruit freelancers.  All of VIRL’s recruiting and hiring takes place directly through VIRL.

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 part or full time basis.

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 (2024) Classification
Librarian – multiple positions $36.39 – $50.64/hour BCGEU
Page (At least 16 years-old and attend school on a part or full-time basis; adults with developmental disabilities) $18.00/hour Other
Branch and Back-of-House Operations – multiple positions $26.15 – $38.76/hour CUPE
Leadership – multiple positions $33.11 – $111.74/hour Exempt

Current Vacancies

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Posting  Status*  Position
Branch  Posting
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Library Assistant – Cowichan Open Casual Cowichan (Duncan) CUPE2024-83 Jul 18, 2024 Aug 2, 2024 Apply
Library Page – Nanaimo North Open Page Nanaimo North P2024-78 Jul 12, 2024 Jul 27, 2024 Apply
Library Assistant – Sooke Interviewing Casual Sooke CUPE2024-72 Jun 25, 2024 Jul 10, 2024
Library Page – Sooke Interviewing Page Sooke P2024-71 Jul 10, 2024
Library Assistant – Port Renfrew Interviewing Casual Port Renfrew CUPE2024-66 Jun 14, 2024 Jun 29, 2024
Library Page – Comox Interviewing Page Comox P2024-65 Jun 29, 2024
Library Assistant – Parksville Interviewing Casual Parksville CUPE2024-59 Jun 4, 2024 Jun 19, 2024
Library Page – Port Alberni Filled Page Port Alberni P2024-64 Jun 10, 2024 Jun 25, 2024
Library Page – Campbell River Filled Page Campbell River P2024-49 May 14, 2024 May 29, 2024
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