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Location

Features

Branch Hours

Administration

6250 Hammond Bay Rd
Nanaimo BC
V9T 6M9

Phone: 250-758-4697

Features

  • Free public WiFi

Hours

Day Hours
Monday 9-5
Tuesday 9-5
Wednesday 9-5
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-5
Saturday closed
Sunday closed

Bella Coola

450 MacKenzie St
Bella Coola BC
V0T 1C0

Phone: 250-799-5330

Features

  • Open for Sit Down service
  • 2 public internet stations
  • Collection size of almost 10,000 items
  • Free public WiFi

Hours

Day Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10-1:30
Thursday 10-12:30 & 1:30-5
Friday 10-12:30 & 1:30-5
Saturday 10-4
Sunday Closed

Books By Mail

6250 Hammond Bay Rd.
Nanaimo BC
V9T6M9

Phone: 1-877-415-VIRL (8475)

Features

 

Hours

Day Hours
Monday 10-5
Tuesday 10-8
Wednesday 10-8
Thursday 10-8
Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-5
Sunday closed

Bowser

Box 181, #111 - 6996 W Island Hwy
Bowser BC
V0R 1G0

Phone: 250-757-9570

Features

  • Open for sit down service!
  • Collection size of almost 8,000 items
  • Free public WiFi
  • Public computer can be booked for 30 minute sessions

Hours

Day Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 12-3 & 4-7
Thursday 10-12 & 1-5
Friday 1-5
Saturday 10-2
Sunday Closed

Campbell River

1240 Shoppers Row
Campbell River BC
V9W 2C8

Phone: 250-287-3655

Features

  • Touchless self check outs
  • Full browsing collection
  • 2 Public Computer Stations
  • Quiet study tables
  • Free public WiFi

Hours

Day Hours
Monday 10-8
Tuesday 10-8
Wednesday 10-8
Thursday 10-8
Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-5
Sunday 12:30-4

Chemainus

9796 Willow Street
Chemainus BC
V0R 1K0

Phone: 250-246-9471

Features

  • Open for full browsing
  • Free public WiFi
  • Research help
  • Collection size of almost 15,000 items

Hours

Day Hours
Monday 10-5
Tuesday 10-8
Wednesday 10-8
Thursday 10-8
Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-5
Sunday 12-4

Comox

101-1720 Beaufort Ave
Comox BC
V9M 1R7

Phone: 250-339-2971

Features

  • Four public computers
  • Printing & photocopying
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Free public WiFi
  • In addition to street parking there are 12 library parking spaces behind the building

Hours

Day Hours
Monday 10-5
Tuesday 10-8
Wednesday 10-8
Thursday 10-8
Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-5
Sunday Closed

Cortes Island

1255 Seaford Rd (Linnaea Farm)
Manson's Landing BC
V0P 1K0

Phone: 250-935-6566

Features

  • Open for Takeout
  • Free public WiFi
  • Collection size of almost 6,500 items

Hours

Day Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 1-4 & 5-7
Thursday 11-4
Friday 11-4
Saturday 11-4
Sunday Closed

Courtenay

300 6th St
Courtenay BC
V9N 9V9

Phone: 250-334-3369

Features

  • 16 Public computer stations
  • Word processing
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Reading lounge with fireplace
  • Study carrels and tables
  • Programs for adults, kids, and teens
  • Research help
  • Microfilm reader and printer
  • Free public WiFi

Hours

Day Hours
Monday 10-8
Tuesday 10-8
Wednesday 10-8
Thursday 10-8
Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-5
Sunday 12:30-4

Cowichan (Duncan)

2687 James St
Duncan BC
V9L 2X5

Phone: 250-746-7661

Features

  • 16 public access computers with internet access, word processing, photocopying and printing
  • Free public WiFi
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Research help
  • Free programs for adults and children
  • Photocopier
  • Daily newspapers
  • World Languages collection (Cantonese, German, Korean, Mandarin, Punjabi, Spanish and Vietnamese)
  • On BC Transit route
  • Simon Charlie totem pole
  • Bookable Meeting Room
  • Collection size of almost 60,000 items

Hours

Day Hours
Monday 10 - 8
Tuesday 10 - 8
Wednesday 10 - 8
Thursday 10 - 8
Friday 10 - 5
Saturday 10 - 5
Sunday 12:30 - 4

Cowichan Lake

68 Renfrew Ave Box 918
Lake Cowichan BC
V0R 2G0

Phone: 250-749-3431

Features

 

Hours

Day Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10-8
Wednesday 10-8
Thursday 10-8
Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-5
Sunday Closed

Creativity Commons

90 Commercial St
Nanaimo BC
V9R 5G4

Phone: 1-877-415-8475

Features

  • 3D Printing Services
  • VHS, Super 8 & Audio Digitization/Conversion
  • Microfilm Collection - Nanaimo and Victoria Newspapers
  • On Demand Book Printing
  • Reference Services
  • Esports
  • Board Game Collection

Hours

Day Hours
Monday 10-8
Tuesday 10-8
Wednesday 10-8
Thursday 10-8
Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-5
Sunday 12:30-4

Cumberland

2746 Dunsmuir Ave
Cumberland BC
V0R 1S0

Phone: 250-336-8121

Features

  • 4 public computers
  • Word processing
  • Photocopying & printing
  • Free public WiFi
  • Cozy fireplace
  • Children's space
  • Collection size of more than 12,000 items

Hours

Day Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm-8:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm-8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am- 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am- 5:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Gabriola Island

#5 - 575 North Rd
Gabriola Island BC
V0R 1X3

Phone: 250-247-7878

Features

  • Ample free parking
  • Free public WiFi, 24/7

Hours

Day Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10-7
Wednesday 10-7
Thursday 10-7
Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-5
Sunday Closed

Gold River

396 Nimpkish Dr
Gold River BC
V0P 1G0

Phone: 250-283-2502

Features

  • Open for full browsing and limited seating
  • Printing & Photocopying
  • Two public computers
  • Free public WiFi
  • Collection size of almost 10,000 items

Hours

Day Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10-2
Thursday 1-5 & 6-8
Friday 10-12 & 1-5
Saturday 10-2:30
Sunday Closed

Hornby Island

1765 Sollans Rd
Hornby Island BC
V0R 1Z0

Phone: 250-335-0044

Features

  • 2 public computers
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Free public WiFi
  • Updated interior with warm features and comfortable seating
  • Children's area
  • Children's early literacy station
  • Magazine nook
  • Study space
  • Collection size of more than 5,500 items

Hours

Day Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10-12; 1-5
Wednesday 4-8
Thursday 10-12; 1-5
Friday 1-5
Saturday 10-12; 1-5
Sunday Closed

Ladysmith

#3 - 740 First Ave
Ladysmith BC
V9G 1A3

Phone: 250-245-2322

Features

  • Collection size of more than 26,000 items
  • Public computers with internet access
  • Printing and Photocopying
  • Free public WiFi

Hours

Day Hours
Monday 10am-5pm
Tuesday 10am-8pm
Wednesday 10am-8pm
Thursday 10am-8pm
Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday Closed

Masset

Box 710, 2123 Collison Ave
Masset BC
V0T 1M0

Phone: 250-626-3663

Features

  • Open for Sit Down
  • Public access computer
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Free public WiFi

Hours

Day Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10-12-1-5
Thursday 1-4, 5-8
Friday 10-2
Saturday 10-2
Sunday Closed

Nanaimo Harbourfront

90 Commercial St
Nanaimo BC
V9R 5G4

Phone: 250-753-1154

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Elevator
  • 10 public access computers
  • Meeting rooms
  • Creativity Commons
  • Microfilm Reader
  • Optelec Low-Vision Reader
  • Free public WiFi

Hours

Day Hours
Monday 10 - 8
Tuesday 10 - 8
Wednesday 10 - 8
Thursday 10 - 8
Friday 10 - 5
Saturday 10 - 5
Sunday 12:30-4

Nanaimo North

6250 Hammond Bay Rd
Nanaimo BC
V9T 6M9

Phone: 250-933-2665

Features

  • Open for Walkthrough
  • Over 60,000 items in its collection
  • Free public WiFi
  • Adult Book Club collection
  • A laptop bar
  • Multiple express check-out stations
  • Automated book return
  • Spacious sections for children and teens
  • A bright, open floor plan with large windows overlooking a natural environment of local conifers
  • Bookable meeting rooms with blue-tooth-enabled flat screen televisions
  • A large fireplace and magazine area

Hours

Day Hours
Monday 10-8
Tuesday 10-8
Wednesday 10-8
Thursday 10-8
Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-5
Sunday 12:30-4

Nanaimo Wellington

3200 N. Island Hwy
Nanaimo BC
V9T 1W1

Phone: 250-758-5544

Features

  • Open for Walk Through
  • Full collection available to browse
  • 20,000 items in collection
  • Two public computers available for 30 minutes per day. First-come, first-serve.
  • Free public WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 24/7 bookdrop located outside of mall entrance #2 (Please note: our bookdrop recently moved to the opposite wall from its former location. It is now located along the easterly wall near Nanaimo Insurance.)

Hours

Day Hours
Monday 10-6
Tuesday 10-6
Wednesday 10-6
Thursday 10-6
Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-5
Sunday 10-5

Parksville

100 Jensen Ave E
Parksville BC
V9P 1K3

Phone: 250-248-3841 x1

Features

  • 2 public access computers with Internet access, word processing and printing
  • Free public WiFi

Hours

Day Hours
Monday 10-8
Tuesday 10-8
Wednesday 10-8
Thursday 10-8
Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-5
Sunday 12:30-4

Port Alberni

4255 Wallace St, Unit B
Port Alberni BC
V9Y 3Y6

Phone: 250-723-9511

Features

  • Open for sit down service
  • 5 public access computers
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Free public WiFi
  • Collection size of more than 35,000 items

Hours

Day Hours
Monday 10-8
Tuesday 10-8
Wednesday 10-8
Thursday 10-8
Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-5
Sunday Closed

Port Alice

Box 190, 951 Marine Drive
Port Alice BC
V0N 2N0

Phone: 250-284-3554

Features

  • 2 public access computers
  • 1 children’s literacy computer
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Printing
  • Photocopying
  • Free public WiFi

Hours

Day Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10-12 & 1-5
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 1-4 & 5-8
Friday 1-5
Saturday 10-2
Sunday Closed

Port Clements

Box 283, 36 Cedar Ave W
Port Clements BC
V0T 1R0

Phone: 250-557-4402

Features

  • Open for Sit Down service
  • 1 public access computers
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Free public WiFi
  • Collection size of more than 5,300 items

Hours

Day Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 3:00-8:00
Wednesday 3:00-8:00
Thursday 3:00-8:00
Friday Closed
Saturday 10-12, 1-4:30
Sunday Closed

Port Hardy

7110 Market St
Port Hardy BC
V0N 2P0

Phone: 250-949-6661

Features

  • Fireplace
  • Two reading areas
  • Large children’s space
  • 6 public access computers
  • 2 children's literacy computer
  • Printing
  • Photocopying
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Free public WiFi

Hours

Day Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10-5
Wednesday 10-8
Thursday 10-8
Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-5
Sunday Closed

Port McNeill

4-1584 Broughton Blvd
Port McNeill BC
V0N 2R0

Phone: 250-956-3669

Features

  • 2 public access computers
  • 1 children's literacy computer
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Photocopying
  • Printing
  • Scanning
  • Free public WiFi

Hours

Day Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10-12 & 1-5
Wednesday 1-5 & 6-8
Thursday 10-12 & 1-5
Friday Closed
Saturday 10-3
Sunday Closed

Port Renfrew

6638 Deering Road
Port Renfrew BC
V0S 1K0

Phone: 250-647-5423

Features

  • Designated reading area and comfortable seating
  • Children’s literacy computer
  • 2 public computers
  • 24/7 WiFi
  • Modern facility and fixtures
  • 24/7 book return
  • Collection size of more than 5,000 items

Hours

Day Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 12:30-5 & 6-8
Thursday 12:30-5 & 6-8
Friday 10-12 & 1-5
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Quadra Island

654 Harper Rd
Quathiaski Cove BC
V0P 1N0

Phone: 250-285-2216

Features

  • Open for Sitdown
  • Free public WiFi
  • Collection size of more than 16,000 items
  • Public computers for 30 minute use periods

Hours

Day Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10-5
Wednesday 1-8
Thursday 1-8
Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-5
Sunday Closed

Qualicum Beach

101 - 660 Primrose St
Qualicum Beach BC
V9K 2R5

Phone: 250-752-6121

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Free public WiFi
  • Qualicum Beach Asian Collection (English language DVDs, cookbooks, travel books, children's books, mysteries and more on Asian-related themes)
  • Collection size of more than 32,000 items

Hours

Day Hours
Monday 10-8
Tuesday 10-8
Wednesday 10-8
Thursday 10-8
Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-5
Sunday Closed

Queen Charlotte

Box 339, 138 Bay, Community Hall
Queen Charlotte BC
V0T 1S0

Phone: 250-559-4518

Features

  • Open for Sit Down
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 1 public access computers
  • Free public WiFi
  • Collection size of more than 12,000 items

Hours

Day Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10-5
Thursday 1-3, 5-7
Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-5
Sunday Closed

Sandspit

Box 228, Seabreeze Plaza, Beach Rd
Sandspit BC
V0T 1T0

Phone: 250-637-2247

Features

  • Open for Walkthrough
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 2 Public computers
  • Free public WiFi
  • Collection size of almost 4,500 items

Hours

Day Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10-2
Thursday 12-4, 5-7
Friday 10-12, 1-5
Saturday 10-2
Sunday Closed

Sayward

674 H'Kusam Way
Sayward BC
V0P 1R0

Phone: 250-282-5551

Features

  • Open for Sitdown
  • Free public WiFi
  • Collection size of more than 3,000 items
  • 1 Public Computer

Hours

Day Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10-8
Wednesday 10-8
Thursday 10-2
Friday 10-2
Saturday 10-2
Sunday 12-4

Sidney / North Saanich

10091 Resthaven Drive
Sidney BC
V8L 3G3

Phone: 250-656-0944

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

Hours

Day Hours
Monday 10-8
Tuesday 10-8
Wednesday 10-8
Thursday 10-8
Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-5
Sunday 12:30-4

Sointula

280 1st St
Sointula BC
V0N 3E0

Phone: 250-973-6493

Features

  • 2 public access computers
  • Photocopying
  • Free public WiFi

Hours

Day Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 1-4 & 5-8
Wednesday 12-2 & 3-5
Thursday 1-4 & 5-8
Friday Closed
Saturday 11-3
Sunday Closed

Sooke

2065 Anna Marie Road
Sooke BC
V9Z 0A4

Phone: 250-642-3022

Features

  • 24/7 Book Return
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 4 public access computers
  • On BC Transit route
  • Free public WiFi
  • Collection size of 23,000 items

Hours

Day Hours
Monday 10 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday 1 PM - 8 PM
Wednesday 10 AM - 5 PM
Thursday 10 AM - 5 PM
Friday 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday Closed

South Cowichan (Mill Bay)

310-2720 Mill Bay Rd
Mill Bay BC
V0R 2P1

Phone: 250-743-5436

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

Hours

Day Hours
Monday 10-8
Tuesday 10-8
Wednesday 10-5
Thursday 10-5
Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-5
Sunday Closed

Tahsis

977 Maquinna Dr S
Tahsis BC
V0P 1X0

Phone: 250-934-6621

Features

  • Open for Sit Down
  • One public computer
  • Free public WiFi
  • Collection size of more than 5,500 items

Hours

Day Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 1-4 & 5-8
Thursday 10-12 & 1-5
Friday 10-2
Saturday 10-2
Sunday Closed

Tofino

331 Main St
Tofino BC
V0R 2Z0

Phone: 250-725-3713

Features

  • 2 public computers
  • Free public WiFi
  • Collection size of almost 9,500 items

Hours

Day Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10-12 & 1-5
Thursday 1-4 & 5-8
Friday 1-5
Saturday 10-2
Sunday Closed

Ucluelet

500 Matterson Dr
Ucluelet BC
V0R 3A0

Phone: 250-726-4642

Features

  • 2 public computer stations
  • Free public WiFi
  • Collection size of more than 7,800 items

Hours

Day Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10-12 & 1-5
Thursday 1-4 & 5-8
Friday 1-5
Saturday 10-2
Sunday Closed

Union Bay

5527 Island Hwy S
Union Bay BC
V0R 3B0

Phone: 250-335-2433

Features

  • 1 public computer station
  • Printing
  • Free public WiFi
  • Collection size of more than 4,400 items

Hours

Day Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10-12; 1-5pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday 10-12; 1-5pm
Saturday 10 -2pm
Sunday Closed

Woss

4506 Macrae Drive
Woss BC
V0N 3P0

Phone: 250-281-2263

Features

  • New opening day collection only for the Woss community, for the first few months
  • 2 public access computers
  • Free public WiFi
  • Fireplace
  • Lounge area
  • Bookable meeting space
  • Photocopying and printing

Hours

Day Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 1-8
Wednesday 10-2
Thursday 1-8
Friday 10-2
Saturday 10-5
Sunday Closed