Courtenay

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.


We are open for Walkthrough Service: small collection available for browsing, holds pick up, and self-checkout available.

Please bring your library card with you!

Other services at the Courtenay Branch

Grab & Go bags:  We have a large selection of  themed book bunches ready for you to check out right away. Bunches are selected by our Librarians around a theme and reader. All ages available!

Book Bundles:

Get a customized bundle of books (and/or magazines, dvds, audiobooks, etc) made up just for you! The librarian will browse the Courtenay branch for you – for adults and children – and put together a bundle of materials we know you’ll love:

  1. Pick up a Book Bundle form at the branch, complete, and drop off through the book slot or at the door
  2. Email our librarian with your Book Bundle request at Courtenay@virl.bc.ca
  3. **NEW Follow the links below to request your Book Bundle
    💥 For Adults
    💥 For Children and Youth

Services NOT available at this time: Washrooms , computers, in-person programming, study space or seating, tech help in branch (but please call or email the branch for help)

About the Branch

We respectfully acknowledge that this branch is situated on the unceded traditional territories of the K’ómoks First Nation, who have been caretakers of the land since time immemorial. Located in the heart of downtown Courtenay, this branch, with its striking architecture and well-loved staff, is a popular attraction for visitors and residents of Courtenay alike. Longtime residents of the Comox Valley will draw parallels between the library’s wood beam construction and the Creamery building that once stood at the site.

Branch Features

  • 16 Public Computer Stations
  • Word Processing
  • Printing & Photocopying
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Reading Lounge with fireplace
  • Study carrels and tables
  • Programs for Adults and Children
  • Research help
  • Microfilm Reader & Printer
  • Free public WiFi

Contact Information

  • Library Manager – Greg Gulas
  • Adult Customer Service Librarian – Jessica Humphries
  • Children & Youth Customer Service Librarian – Gillian Connors