VIRL Library Board tells our story with 2020 Budget

September 21, 2019

The Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) Board of Trustees is telling our story with its adopted 2020 – 2024 Financial Plan.

At the September 21 meeting, the Board adopted a balanced budget of $38,142,775 for 2020. Municipal and rural levies will contribute $24,050,684 to the library budget, an average increase of 3.94% and a per capita decrease of $0.68 over 2019.

“This budget focuses on telling the stories of what our libraries mean to our communities and to the people who walk through our doors or access our electronic products,” says Joel Adams, VIRL’s Director of Finance. “By adopting this budget, the Board supports VIRL’s ongoing transition to a library of the 21st century and to our evolving role in today’s rapidly shifting world.”

“VIRL branches are lifelines to information, vital resources for families and newcomers, and spaces that nurture new enterprises and relationships,” says Brenda Leigh, Chair of the VIRL Board of Trustees. “Our libraries are equalizers for literacy, learning and advancement of opportunities for all members of our communities.”

For more information about the 2020– 2024 Financial Plan, visit To watch a video about the budget and the 2020 – 2024 Financial Plan, click here. An infographic about the 2020 – 2024 budget is available here.

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