Sidney / North Saanich

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.

  • Full collection available for browsing. Also holds pick up, Grab & Go bags, and self-checkout available.  Don’t forget your library card!
  • Limited seating available
  • 4 Public computers available, 45 minute sessions, call 250-656-0944 to book in advance
  • Bookdrop open 24/7

About the Branch

In 1966, the communities of North Saanich and Sidney joined VIRL and a branch was opened on Beacon Ave. In 1967, the library moved to the Annex at SANSCHA Hall. The library has been at its current location, a few blocks from Sidney’s downtown, since 1982.

In the spring of 2019, the branch re-opened to great fanfare after a significant renovation project that saw a completely reimagined interior space, new HVAC, and much more.

Branch Features

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible washroom
  • 8 public access computers and printer/copier
  • 2 children's computers with early literacy games
  • Fireplace lounge area
  • Study area
  • Bright open floor plan with large windows overlooking a beautiful garden and Community Wellness park
  • Home delivery service for customers who cannot visit the library in person
  • On BC transit route
  • Free public WiFi

Contact Information

  • Library Manager – Sharon Walker
  • Adult Customer Services Librarian – Virginia MacLeod