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  a variety of services for you:

Takeout service: come to our front entrance to pick up your holds, a Grab & Go bag or Take & Makes.

  • Wednesday: 1 – 3 pm
  • Friday: 10 am – 12 pm
  • Saturday:  1-4:30 pm

Walkthrough Service: Full collection available for browsing, picking up your holds, and browsing the Grab & Go bags. New touchless self-checkout machines available, please bring your library card or download the MyLibrary! app. Computers, photocopying, and washrooms are NOT available at this time.

  • Tuesday 10-12 & 1:30-4:30
  • Wednesday 4:30-7:30
  • Thursday 1:30-4:30
  • Friday 1:30-4:30
  • Saturday 10-12:30


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