Ladysmith

Open for takeout service!

Customers may request library items using our online catalogue at virl.bc.ca, or by leaving us a telephone message (250-245-2322).  We will contact you when your requested items are available to pick up.

We no longer require you to make an appointment to pick up your holds; simply come at your convenience during any of our take-out hours.  Please bring your library card with you, we will ask you to scan your card before we retrieve your holds.  If would like us to print a document for you, please email your attachment to ly1@virl.bc.ca.  Our book return slot is only open during library hours, allowing us to quarantine our books for staff and customer safety.

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.

Branch Features

  • 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.

Contact Information

  • Library Manager – Stephen Warren
  • Customer Services Librarian – Ginger Warden