Video Games have landed at VIRL

November 1, 2019


Vancouver Island, BC – Gamers on Vancouver Island, grab your consoles and get ready.  There’s a new way for you to access some of the hottest video games on the market thanks to Vancouver Island Regional Library’s (VIRL) new video game collection. Starting today, VIRL is lending games for the Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One to anyone with a VIRL library card.

“We know that our customers are avid media consumers,” says Emily Mathews, VIRL’s Divisional Manager of Collections and Support Services. “Video games are wildly popular in our communities, particularly with Millennials and Generation Xers, and it is vital that we provide library content to complement their interests and passions. We are so excited to be offering this service.”

In addition to lending games to customers, VIRL will also explore opportunities to provide more game-based programming in our branches. These type of programs help promote our branches as social hubs and community gathering spaces throughout our service areas.

VIRL’s Board of Trustees supports the adoption of video games into our collection.

The video games can be borrowed for one week with the option to renew twice if there are no holds. More information, including game ratings and how to access the full suite of games, is available on our website.

For more information
David Carson, Director, Corporate Communications and Strategic Initiatives
Direct: 250.753.1154 ex 248
Cell: 250.327.3651