Courtenay

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.

You will not have to pay any late fees that may appear on your account since our closure March 17th, 2020
Late fees may appear on your account due to:
– a delay of 3 to 5 days after you return your books and before they come off your account due to our quarantine procedure
– an online renewal performed by you on overdue items
Please ignore any of these late fee charges, they will eventually be removed from your account

Other services now available include:

     Grab & Go Bags: Librarians have put together a themed bunch of 5 or so books (mostly fiction). Take a chance and try a carefully selected bag of books. You might discover a new favorite author or topic of interest! We will check out the books to you as usual and you can return them together or separately. For adults, teens, and children. Browse and check out a Grab & Go bag during our new branch hours

     Book Bundles: Pick up a Book Bundle form at the branch or email our librarian and 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. Forms can be picked up and dropped off during our new branch hours or email us at Courtenay@virl.bc.ca

 

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 – Natalie Catto