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 walk through 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 1 public computer with limited use and printing available. Thank you for your understanding that there are no washrooms, or study tables/chairs at this time.
The branch will continue to offer Takeout service for customers who prefer it.
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!
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.
- Open for walk through service
- 1 public access computer
- Wheelchair accessible
- Free public WiFi
- Collection size of more than 35,000 items
- Library Manager – Michael de Leur
- Customer Services Librarian: Children & Youth – Kaitlin Parker