Bowser

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 face at all times. Masks are available.

Speak to a member of staff.


The Bowser branch is open. Please wait at the door for a staff member to let you in.

Following the Provincial Health Authority Recommendations, there is an expectation for you to wear a mask when visiting the library. This is in addition to physical distancing, occupancy limits, and other safety measures.

Masks are available if you would like one.

About the Branch

When it opened in 2008, the Bowser branch was VIRL’s first purpose-built library building. For the small coastal community, the library, with its large locally sourced beams and West Coast style, is a vital and vibrant hub of activity, learning, and socializing.

Branch Features

  • Open for sit down service!
  • Collection size of almost 8,000 items
  • Free public WiFi
  • Public computer can be booked for 30 minute sessions

Contact Information

  • Library Manager – Colleen Nelson
  • Customer Service Librarian, Children and Youth – Nathan McKay