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Vancouver Island Regional Library

Vancouver Island Regional Library

Non-Governmental Organization
Mail: 90 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5G4
Street: 90 Commercial Street
Phone: 877-415-8475
 ref@virl.bc.ca
Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) is the fifth largest library system in British Columbia. We serve over 430,000 people on Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii and the Central Coast (Bella Coola) through 39 branch libraries, our eLibrary and a books by mail service.  Administrative offices are located in Nanaimo.
Vancouver Island Regional Library opened its doors in 1936 as the Vancouver Island Union Library; it was the second regional library in North America.  Read our full history.

 

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