Bella Coola

Following the Provincial Medical Health Officer orders, masks are 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 if needed.


The Bella Coola branch is offering Sit Down service: browsing, computer use, and picking up holds. Enter through the Co-op grocery door and let the door person know you are going to the library. We will be limiting the number of customers in the branch. Please ensure you practice social distancing and sanitize your hands before entering and leaving the library.

If you bring your library card, you can use the touchless self-checkout! Two computers are available for public use. When leaving, it is important to check in with the Co-op door person before shopping or leaving the building so they can keep track of numbers.

All returned items are quarantined for a minimum of 8 hours before returning to circulation.

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