Hornby Island

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Join us for a VIRTUAL get together on Thursday, October 20 at 6pm. Register here: https://virl.bc.ca/event/community-engagement-session-hornby-island/


*Please note * Some of our public internet/word processing computers at our branch are temporarily out of service.

We hope to have them back up and running again within the next few weeks. Other branches in our library system may also be impacted. We’re sorry for the inconvenience and will let you know as soon as they’re back up and running.

Following changes to Provincial Medical Health Officer orders, masks are no longer required when visiting the library but you can wear one if you’d like. 

  • The stacks are open for full browsing! Please bring your library card with you!
  • Hold pick-up and self-checkout is also 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.

Nestled against a backdrop of a mature and tranquil forest of every shade of green, VIRL’s Hornby Island branch sits in a picture-perfect setting. After 26 years of serving the community at the New Horizons Centre, the building received some much-needed love and attention in 2016.

Branch Features

  • 2 public computers
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Free public WiFi
  • Updated interior with warm features and comfortable seating
  • Children's area
  • Children's early literacy station
  • Magazine nook
  • Study space
  • Collection size of more than 5,500 items

Contact Information

  • Located at the Qualicum Beach (250) 752-6121
  • Library Manager – Stephanie Pettigrew
  • Children & Youth Customer Services Librarian – Nathan McKay