Bella Coola

Following the Provincial Medical Health Officer orders, masks are now required when visiting the library. This is in addition to physical distancing, occupancy limits, and other safety measures.

A properly worn mask covers your nose and mouth at all times. Masks are available. Speak to a member of staff.


The Bella Coola Library is now back to FULL HOURS! Other than group programs, we are offering all the usual services, just with masks and distancing.

The library is open for full browsing and the book drop is open whenever the Co-op is open. There are two public computers for internet access as well as a printer, copier, and scanner. Please bring your library card with you or consider downloading the MyLibrary! app in order to use the touchless self-checkout machine.

Let us know if you can’t come in and we’ll arrange a time to hand your requested items to you at the front door.

We also have Book Bundles! Request forms are located online: Adult Book Bundle and Youth Book Bundle. We’ll put together some items and then you can drop by to pick them up.

About the Branch

The land on which this library stands is the territory of the Nuxalk Nation whose relationship with the land continues to this day. The Bella Coola library branch offi­cially opened on April 9, 1981 in a tiny room with a collection of 4,000 books. In 1985, the library expanded when it took over the site of the old bank. It opened at its new location in the Co-op building in 2012 and is an important community resource for residents of every age.

Branch Features

  • Open for Sit Down service
  • 2 public internet stations
  • Collection size of almost 10,000 items
  • Free public WiFi

Contact Information

  • Library Manager – Monica Finn