Port Hardy

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. If you forget your mask, we can give you one.

We welcome you to come inside the branch, a maximum of four people at a time, during all open hours.

You can browse the shelves (up to 15 minutes) or use a computer (maximum 2 people, up to 30 minutes). You are also welcome to pop in to grab your holds and use the touchless self-checkout machine.

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

If you’ve returned an item, and your account still shows it as checked out, the item is in quarantine, for everyone’s safety.


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