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 mouth at all times. Masks are available. Speak to a member of staff.


Welcome back! You can browse the library shelves once again during our new Sit Down Service hours. 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.

One computer is available for public use and there is one armchair available for WiFi usage.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

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