All VIRL Branches Will be Closed September 19  

September 14, 2022

All Vancouver Island Regional Library branches will be closed on Monday, September 19 following Tuesday’s announcement of the National Day of Mourning to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, and the Provincial decision to follow suit. As always, our online library will remain open 24/7 at

We recognize the complex history of the monarchy in Canada especially in relation to Indigenous histories, experiences, and treatment. We have many resources in our collection about the legacy of residential schools, reconciliation, resilience, Indigenous cultures, and much more. A great place to start is the Indigenous Interest page on our website.