Port Hardy

September 17: Announcement! Due to staff illness, the Port Hardy library will be open 11:00 – 2:00 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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.


We are open! We can welcome a maximum of 10 people into the branch at a time, during all open hours. Feel free to browse the shelves, and to check out materials at the desk or with our self-checkout machine.

Two public computers are available for use, for up to 60 minutes.

There is one workspace available to use with your own laptop or mobile device, up to 60 minutes.

There is also one reading and relaxing chair available for up to 60 minutes.

There are no fines or late fees at this time. Fines may appear on your account while we process your items. Please ignore them; they will be be removed from your account.

About the Branch

The land on which we gather is the unceded traditional territory of the Kwakwaka’wakw peoples, specifically the Kwakiutl nation, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day. Port Hardy is also home to the Gwa’sala and ‘Nakwaxda’xw Nations.

The Port Hardy library branch opened in 1972. Prior to this, Port Hardy enjoyed a community library service through local donations and the Travelling Library Commission. The library branch moved to its current location in 1979 and was renovated in 2016.

Branch Features

  • Fireplace
  • Two reading areas
  • Large children’s space
  • 6 public access computers
  • 2 children's literacy computer
  • Printing
  • Photocopying
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Free public WiFi

Contact Information

  • Library Manager – Laura Kaminker 250-949-6661