Cortes Island

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.


We are open for takeout service: browse our catalogue online and request up to 50 items.  You will be contacted when they are ready to be picked up.

We no longer require you to make an appointment to pick up your holds; simply come at your convenience during any of our new branch hours. Please bring your library card with you, we will ask you to scan your card before we retrieve your holds.

About the Branch

We respectfully acknowledge that this branch is situated on the unceded traditional territory of the Klahoose First Nation, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day. The Cortes branch has existed in its current location, in the former school at Linnaea Farm, since November of 2013. From its friendly, welcoming staff to its expanded collection, the Cortes branch gives islanders first-rate library services and amenities.

Branch Features

  • Open for Takeout
  • Free public WiFi
  • Collection size of almost 6,500 items

Contact Information

  • Library Manager – Joëlle Samson
  • Circulation Supervisor – Jude Marentette
  • Community Support Technician – Matthew James
  • Adult Customer Service Librarian – Arija Fisher
  • Children and Youth Customer Service Librarian – Angela Gunther