Salt Spring Island Public Library

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New and Noteworthy

Library Reopens in Phase 3.5

The library is open from 10am-3pm Mon.-Sat. Please read the Phase 3.5 Reopening Details.

Request a Library Card Online

New library patrons can fill out the self-registration form to request a library card.

Booking of Program Room

The library has a 86-seat program room which is available for the public to use. Please contact or 250-537-4666 for more information or to book a room. Download the Community Program Room Policy and Application.



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Upcoming Events


Tech Tutoring with Peter Freeman
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Zoom Teen Book Club
Sep 30 @ 3:00 pm

The Teen Book Club is a bi-weekly meeting of youths aged between 13 and 19. Come join us over Zoom for an hour of lively discussion about whatever book we are reading that month.

If you are interested email

All readers welcome!

Poetry Open Mic
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm

Reader sign-up at 6:45. One poem per reader.

Weekend StoryWalk
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – Oct 5 @ 4:00 pm
Youth Writer’s Group
Oct 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Youth Writers Group will be an online group that meets every two weeks to write together. This is a place for all young and aspiring writers. We will meet over Zoom, for two hours at a time. If you are currently working on a project or just looking to start writing, come join us for some inspiration. There is no expectations or requirements other than a love for writing. This group is open to short story enthusiasts, mystery lovers, poets, biographers and everyone in between!

Email with all inquiries.

Zoom Reading: Lorna Cozier
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm

An Officer of the Order of Canada, Lorna Crozier has been acknowledged for her contributions to Canadian literature, and her books have received numerous national awards, including the Governor-General’s Award for Poetry.

A Professor Emerita at the University of Victoria, she has performed for Queen Elizabeth II and has read her poetry, which has been translated into several languages, on every continent except Antarctica. In 2018, Crozier received the George Woodcock Lifetime

Achievement Award. Lorna will be reading from The House the Spirit Builds which explores human-crafted and natural landscapes from a variety of angles. The impressions and expression vary, but all are informed by sense of place and aim to take understanding to a more visceral plane.

Join the zoom meeting at, Meeting ID: 848 7102 9878

or dial by your location +1 647 558 0588 Canada, +1 778 907 2071 Canada, +1 204 272 7920 Canada, +1 438 809 7799 Canada, +1 587 328 1099 Canada, +1 647 374 4685 Canada

Tech Tutoring with Peter Freeman
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Weekend StoryWalk
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – Oct 12 @ 4:00 pm
Zoom Reading: Naomi Steinberg
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm

Steingberg has been working as a traditional storyteller for 20 years and will be doing a creative reading from Goosefeather. Steinberg went around the planet by land and sea with Goosefeather. She then wrote a book about it. This is a mémoire, travelogue, cartographic adventure, and heartfelt entreaty.

Join the zoom meeting at , Meeting ID: 827 5223 4483

or dial by your location +1 647 374 4685 Canada, +1 647 558 0588 Canada, +1 778 907 2071 Canada, +1 204 272 7920 Canada, +1 438 809 7799 Canada, +1 587 328 1099 Canada.

CLOSED – Thanksgiving Day
Oct 12 all-day


Hours of Operation

  • Mon 10am3pm
  • Tue 10am3pm
  • Wed 10am3pm
  • Thu 10am3pm
  • Fri 10am3pm
  • Sat 10am3pm
  • Sun Closed

Salt Spring Island Public Library

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Phone (250) 537-4666
129 McPhillips Ave
Salt Spring Island BC V8K 2T6
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