Nanaimo Wellington

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.

If you are unable to wear a mask in branch, please contact us by phone or email to arrange for Take Out service.


Our whole branch is open for walk through  service! Don’t forget your library card!  Holds pick up, full browsing of the collection, and self-checkout available.  No public computers at this time, sorry. Exterior bookdrop open 24/7, located near mall entrance #2. (Please note: our bookdrop recently moved to the opposite wall from its former location. It is now located along the easterly wall near Nanaimo Insurance.)

We look forward to welcoming you to the branch!

Other services now available include:

Grab & Go Bags: We have put together themed grab bags of 3 or more books for a range of audiences and interests.

About the Branch

We respectfully acknowledge that this branch is situated on the unceded traditional territory of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Snuneymuxw First Nation, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

Nanaimo Wellington branch is located in Country Club Centre, halfway between downtown and the north end of the city. In May 2017, the library moved from its former location on Barons Road, where it had been since 1979, to its current location across the street at Country Club Centre.

Branch Features

  • Open for Walk Through
  • Full collection available to browse
  • 20,000 items in collection
  • Free public WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 24/7 bookdrop located outside of mall entrance #2 (Please note: our bookdrop recently moved to the opposite wall from its former location. It is now located along the easterly wall near Nanaimo Insurance.)

How to Get Here

The library is located inside the mall across from Shoppers Drug Mart.

Accessibility for People with Disabilities

Transit:
  • All bus stops for Country Club Centre are along Norwell Drive.
  • An accessibility ramp is located on Norwell Drive just before Great Canadian Oil Change. From there you can make your way to the back entrance of the mall.
Parking:
  • Reserved accessible parking spaces are clustered around all entrances to the mall.
  • The most convenient parking spaces are located at the back entrance.
  • When parking at the front of the mall, the entrance near Save-On foods and Shoppers Drug Mart is closest to the library.

After Hours Returns

Items can be returned 24 hours a day, seven days per week, in the blue book bins located at the mall entrance next to Nanaimo Insurance.

Study Room

Meeting rooms temporarily unavailable

Please note that all VIRL meeting spaces and rooms are temporarily unavailable at this time. Please check back often for updates. We appreciate your patience.

Wellington branch has one study room available. It seats 4 and can be booked up to 7 days in advance.

How to book the study room:

Contact Information

  • Library Manager – Jennifer Seper
  • Customer Services Librarian II – Steinunn Benjaminsson