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Takeout Service at VIRL

June 23, 2020

Takeout Service Status Updates We know you’ve missed your books, DVDs, magazines, and all the other great stuff you love …

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World Oceans Week Digital Resources

June 8, 2020

OverDrive titles: Kids: My Ocean Is Blue Magnus Fin and the Ocean Quest The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the …

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Fast Facts about Vancouver Island Regional Library

  • Vancouver Island Regional Library is the fifth largest library system in British Columbia.
  • Holdings at Vancouver Island Regional Library number almost one million and include books, magazines, CD’s and DVD’s. Card holders can borrow materials from any of our 39 locations.
  • In 2012 there were 2.6 million visits to our branches and our customers borrowed 4.6 million items.
  • Vancouver Island Regional Library opened its doors in 1936 as the Vancouver Island Union Library. We were the second regional library in North America.
  • With 39 branch libraries across the island, Vancouver Island Regional Library serves over 430,000 people on Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii and the Central Coast (Bella Coola)

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