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Creative Writing Series

November 21, 2022

Calling all writers! We are partnering with Wordstorm Society of the Arts to present a creative writing series, beginning November …

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Teen Drawing Contest

October 19, 2022

Our contest is now over. To view the results click here.  Calling all teen artists! We are looking for your …

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Service Disruption Notice

October 11, 2022

The library’s catalogue will undergo an upgrade on Monday October 17.  Customers may experience a service disruption between 9:00pm and …

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Legit Librarian Hack

October 7, 2022

Naxos Sheet Music Most of our customers know that the library offers recorded music on CDs and through our Naxos …

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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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