Port Alberni

Open for takeout service!

If you have received an email or phone notification that your items are ready, visit the branch during our open hours to pick them up!

No Appointment necessary

When you arrive for your pick up please be mindful of our staff members and others picking up items and follow the taped guidelines on the ground to maintain social distancing.

Don’t forget your library card!


We also have Book Bundles!

Simply fill out and return a request form located outside the library doors or at the links below and our librarian will put together a bundle of items for you!

Children and Youth Book Bundle:

Adult Book Bundle:

Book returns are open during takeout service hours only!


About the Branch

A public plebiscite created the Port Alberni library 1936. In 1938, it was located in the back of McVicar’s Drug Store, where store employees acted as library attendants. 34 years later, in 1972, the library moved to the Echo Centre and underwent a major refurbishment and expansion in 2007.

Branch Features

  • 6 public access computers
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Free public WiFi
  • Collection size of more than 35,000 items

Contact Information

  • Library Manager – Michael de Leur
  • Customer Services Librarian: Children & Youth – Kaitlin Parker