Open for takeout service!  Request items online then pick them up when you have been notified that your items are ready to go.

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 6 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 available now:

Grab & Go Bags: these bags contain carefully-selected works of fiction (with a dash of non-fiction and audiovisual material). Each bag has a different theme. Discover your next favorite author or a new topic of interest!  Available for borrowing during our new branch hours.

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. The Cumberland Branch library opened in the old City Hall in 1947. Cumberland library briefly withdrew from the regional system in 1967, but renewed interest allowed for a new branch to open in 1975. In 2013, the branch was reopened in a new ~3,200 sq. ft. space at 2746 Dunsmuir Avenue (over double the size of the previous branch).

Branch Features

  • 4 public computers
  • Word processing
  • Photocopying & printing
  • Free public WiFi
  • Cozy fireplace
  • Children's space
  • Collection size of more than 12,000 items

Contact Information

  • Located at the Courtenay Library Branch (250) 334-3369
  • Library Manager – Greg Gulas
  • Adult Customer Services Librarian – Jessica Humphries
  • Children & Youth Customer Services Librarian – Natalie Catto