South Cowichan (Mill Bay)

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.


The South Cowichan Library in the Mill Bay Centre is now back to FULL HOURS! Other than group programs, we are offering all the usual services, just with masks, distancing, and exiting out the back door.

The library is open for full browsing and the book drop is always open. There are public computers for internet access as well as a printer, a copier, and scanner. Please bring your library card with you or consider downloading the MyLibrary! app in order to use the touchless self-checkout machine.

Let us know if you can’t come in and we’ll arrange a time to hand your requested items to you at the front door.

South Cowichan Home Delivery: customers of the South Cowichan library who are unable to come in due to a disability or illness may be able to have library materials delivered once a month by a library volunteer. If interested, please contact the branch for more information.

We also have Book Bundles! Request forms are located online: Adult Book Bundle and Youth Book Bundle. We’ll put together some items and then you can drop by to pick them up.

About the Branch

The land on which this library stands is Coast Salish territory, specifically of the Quw’utsun’ (Cowichan) and Malahat peoples whose relationships with the land continue to this day. The South Cowichan library branch opened in 1989. The original name of the library was the Shawnigan Lake branch, established in 1946.

Branch Features

  • Open for Sit Down service
  • Full browsing
  • Public computers
  • Printer
  • Copier and scanner
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Local art display
  • Free public WiFi
  • Collection size of almost 24,000 items

Contact Information

  • Library Manager – Monica Finn