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With the province now in Phase 3 of its Restart Plan, masks are still recommended — and appreciated — when visiting the library, in addition to other safety measures. Read more about BC’s Restart Plan here.

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June 17, 2021

Answering your questions about Libby and OverDrive Many of our customers have tried our already popular eBook and eAudiobook collections …

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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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