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.

Customers can browse our full library collection, pick up holds, use our photocopier, and use one of our computers for 60 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!

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 available at the branch, or online – Children and Youth Book Bundle or Adult Book Bundle.


About the Branch

The land on which this library stands is the unceded territory of the Stz’uminus First Nation, whose relationships with the land continue to this day.

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
  • Public computers with internet access
  • Printing and Photocopying
  • Free public WiFi

Contact Information

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