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2023 Holiday Closures

December 4, 2023

In celebration of the holiday season, all VIRL branches will be closed: Monday, December 25 Tuesday, December 26 Wednesday, December …

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Service Disruption Notice

March 19, 2023

The library’s catalogue will undergo an upgrade on Monday, April 3. Customers may experience a service disruption between 9 pm …

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Holiday closures

December 16, 2022

Please note the following holiday closures and hours for all Vancouver Island Regional Library branches: All branches will be closed …

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Service Disruption Notice

October 11, 2022

The library’s catalogue will undergo an upgrade on Monday October 17.  Customers may experience a service disruption between 9:00pm and …

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VIRL Holiday Closure Information

December 14, 2021

Please note the following holiday hours and closures outside of regular branch hours for all Vancouver Island Regional Library branches: December 24 closed at 2 …

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RBDigital Audiobooks FAQ

December 16, 2020

This summer, OverDrive announced their acquirement of the assets of RBmedia’s library business including the RBdigital platform in North America, the …

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Fast Facts about Vancouver Island Regional Library

  • Vancouver Island Regional Library is the fifth largest library system in British Columbia.
  • Holdings at Vancouver Island Regional Library number almost one million and include books, magazines, CD’s and DVD’s. Card holders can borrow materials from any of our 39 locations.
  • In 2012 there were 2.6 million visits to our branches and our customers borrowed 4.6 million items.
  • Vancouver Island Regional Library opened its doors in 1936 as the Vancouver Island Union Library. We were the second regional library in North America.
  • With 39 branch libraries across the island, Vancouver Island Regional Library serves over 430,000 people on Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii and the Central Coast (Bella Coola)

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