Highway 4 Closure Updates

June 27, 2023

June 27, 2023

The first delivery to Port Alberni since the closure set off this morning (June 27). We expect courier deliveries to Tofino and Ucluelet to arrive this week too. Thank you all for your patience and understanding. We’re almost as thrilled as you are that books and other library things are headed your way! 

June 26, 2023

Deliveries to Port Alberni, Tofino, and Ucluelet are slated to resume this week. We’ll update this page as soon as we know more.

June 23, 2023

Highway 4 has reopened to single-lane alternating traffic. We plan to resume regular delivery service to Port Alberni early next week. Deliveries to Tofino, and Ucluelet will resume asap, pending courier company capacity.

We are currently preparing totes to be delivered to the affected branches.  

Those patrons who were first in the queue when the highway closed will be prioritized to receive their holds as soon as possible.

Thank you for your continued patience.

June 19, 2023

Based on the latest news from the Province, we have earmarked the weekend of June 24/25 to resume deliveries to Port Alberni, and we are in contact with our Courier company regarding a timeline for deliveries to Tofino and Ucluelet. More information will be shared here as it becomes available.

June 15, 2023

We know many of you have been waiting for holds that are stuck on the other side of the highway. As soon as it’s reopened, we’ll have all holds delivered to Port Alberni, Tofino and Ucluelet branches as soon as possible.

To help, we’ve extended hold times until we can resume deliveries

June 9, 2023

Please note that deliveries to our Port Alberni, Tofino, and Ucluelet branches remain on hold as Highway 4 continues to be closed due to the wildfire burning in the area. We will continue to monitor the road reports and provide updates as they become available.