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The Lighthouse Keeper

September 14, 2020

Like a lighthouse, our Masset branch, with its unique cabin mystique sits like a beacon on the northern coast of …

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Full-Circle Library Fan

September 14, 2020

In 2007, self-proclaimed book-nerd and voracious reader, Jenni Capps was convinced she had landed her dream job when she began …

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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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