Port Alberni

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. Speak to a member of staff.

Open for sit down service!

Don’t forget your library card! Pick up your holds, browse the full collection and choose from our many Grab & Go bags. We have 4  public computers with limited use and printing available. We also have limited seating and tables available.

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 24/7 for Returns!

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

  • Open for sit down service
  • 5 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