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 need a mask, staff can provide one.

We are now open for Sit Down service. We welcome you to come inside the branch, one person at a time.

You can browse the shelves (up to 15 minutes) or use a computer (up to 30 minutes). You are also welcome to pop in to grab your holds.

If you prefer Takeout service, we’ll check out your materials and bring them to the door.

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 Namgis nation, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

The Sointula branch opened in 1990. The branch underwent a renovation in 2003 which allowed for the addition of a cozy reading nook.

Branch Features

  • 2 public access computers
  • Photocopying
  • Free public WiFi

Contact Information

  • Professional staff are located at Port Hardy Library Branch, phone 250-949-6661
  • Library Manager – Laura Kaminker