Courtenay Library Branch

300 6th Street, Courtenay BC V9N 9V9

Phone: 250-334-3369  Fax: 250-334-0910  Email:

Comox Library Branch

101 – 1720 Beaufort Avenue, Comox BC V9M 1R7
Phone: 250-339-2971  Fax: 250-339-2940  Email:

Cumberland Library Branch

2746 Dunsmuir Avenue, Cumberland BC V0R 1S0

Phone: 250-336-8121  Email:

Hornby Island Library Branch

New Horizons Centre, 1765 Sollans Road, Hornby Island BC V0R 1Z0

Phone: 250-335-0044  Fax: 250-335-0044  Email:

Union Bay Library Branch

5527 Island Highway (PO Box 81), Union Bay BC V0R 3B0

Phone: 250-335-2433  Fax: 250-335-2492  Email:

Mission Statement

To enrich lives and communities through universal access to knowledge, lifelong learning, and literacy.


To develop strong library branches that are vital community destinations for knowledge, inspiration, innovation, and renewal.


Leadership & Innovation

Provide excellence in library services through open communication, teamwork and cooperation, respect and recognition, education and learning, and by incorporating innovative solutions in a quality library environment.

 Stewardship & Accountability

We have been entrusted with public resources, and we optimize these resources through responsible and effective management and fiscal integrity.

 Information & Literacy

We believe in the importance of informed and literate communities, and we provide services and programs to support lifelong learning.

 Intellectual Freedom

We advocate for the right to freedom of expression and free exchange of information and ideas in a democratic society, within the laws of Canada. VIRL endorses the Canadian Library Association’s Statements of Intellectual Freedom.

 Collaboration & Partnerships

We foster collaboration and partnerships in our communities to promote lifelong learning and universal access to increase the Library’s capacity and diversity.

Tradition & Technology

We value the tradition of the library and the legacy of the printed word, and embrace the benefits that modern technology provides.