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.

We are now open for Take Out and Walkthrough services!

Use our Take Out services by picking up library items at our front door in the morning from 10am -12pm Wednesdays to Saturdays, and 6-7pm on Tuesday evenings.

Come inside our library for Walkthrough services in the afternoons from 2-4pm Tuesdays to Saturdays.  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.

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.

We also have Book Bundles! Request forms are located outside the library doors, or online – Children and Youth Book Bundle or Adult Book Bundle.


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

  • Open for Takeout
  • 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