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 face at all times. Masks are available.
Come inside our library for Walkthrough services Mondays and Wednesdays-Saturdays from 10am-5pm, and Tuesdays from 1pm-8pm. Customers can browse our full library collection, pick up holds, use our photocopier, and use one of our computers for 30 minutes. We also have washrooms available.
If you would prefer not to come inside the library, you may phone us and we will bring your items out to you at our library door.
Our book return slot is now open 24 hours a day! Returned items will be quarantined for 8 hours, and may show as checked out on your account during this time; thank you for your patience as we process them.
At this time, we are waiving all late fees and will let you know once they have been restored.
About the Branch
The Ladysmith library branch joined in the Vancouver Island Library system in 1937. Before that, it had a brief history as a public library, opening in 1935 with a collection of 800 volumes. The library branch moved to its current location on First Avenue in 1994.
- Open for Walkthrough services
- Collection size of more than 26,000 items
- Free public WiFi, which is available at all hours when you stand or park just outside the library.
- Library Manager – Stephen Warren
- Customer Services Librarian – Ginger Warden