Cumberland

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.


Walk through service: Full collection available for browsing, picking up your holds, and browsing the Grab & Go bags. New touch-less self-checkout machines available, please bring your library card or download the MyLibrary! app. One computer, one photocopier and one washroom are available.

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 – Gillian Connors