Salt Spring Island Public Library

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Royal BC Museum and Art Gallery Passes

Free one-week loan with your library card.

Booking of Program Room

The library has a 50-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 Program Room Policy and Application.

Booking of 8-seat Meeting Rooms

The library has two 8-seat meeting rooms which are available for the public to use. Please contact or 250-537-4666 for more information or to book a room.


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Talking picture books available online!



Upcoming Events


Poetry Chapbook Launch
Sep 21 @ 19:00

Join in the celebration of the recently published chapbook featuring poets from the SS Library Open Mic.

Refreshments provided. Co-sponsored by SS Arts Council and SS Theatre Alive.

Poetry Chapbook Launch Sept 2017

Elementary Bridge Coaching
Sep 22 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Games Night
Sep 22 @ 18:00 – 21:00

Bring your friends, your snacks, and your twenty-sided dice to the library for games night every Friday night.  Facilitator Bryan Dubien shares his vast collection of board games, or you can bring your own.  Everyone welcome.

Games at the library2015

StoryTime in the Park
Sep 23 @ 12:30
Jan Zwicky
Sep 24 @ 16:00

The Long Walk by Jan Zwicky

Jan Zwicky is one of Canada’s most distinguished poets. She has published over a dozen books both of poetry and philosophy and received the Governor General’s award for her work. She describes her newest book, The Long Walk, as “hellfire and brimstone enviro-politics” though in truth her justifiable distress over what we are doing to the natural world is tempered with the fine lyric voice and vision that have always animated her writing. So the book is as much a tender, terrified lament for the imperiled world as a condemnation of its imminent destruction. Anne Michaels says about Jan Zwicky’s new book: “The Long Walk carries a lifetime’s force of meaning. A deeply beautiful book.”

Jan Zwicky Sept 2017

Tech Tutoring with Conrad
Sep 25 @ 12:00 – 15:00

iPad, Tablet, eReader and basic Mac tutoring with Conrad Koke.
Sign-up sheets are found in the Info Desk Programs binder.
Sessions are available every Monday.

Conrad Koke

Youth Book Club
Sep 26 @ 15:30 – 17:00
CANCELLED – Word Press Meet Up
Sep 26 @ 19:00

This is a knowledge sharing session. Bring your laptops and your Wordpress problems. You will have the chance to talk about the plans you have for your sites, describe problems you’ve encountered and share solutions with each other. This session will be facilitated by Phil Rees. Post your advanced questions to our Meetup Group and you’ll be more likely to get a good answer on the night or even before.

Tech Café 43-Phil

Parent-Child Mother Goose
Sep 27 @ 10:30 – 12:00

MG at SSPL 2017

Bridge Club
Sep 27 @ 12:30 – 16:00

Every Wednesday afternoon in the program room from 12:30 pm – 4 pm.


Hours of Operation

  • Mon 10am5pm
  • Tues 10am5pm
  • Wed 10am5pm
  • Thurs 10am5pm
  • Fri 10am5pm
  • Sat 10am5pm
  • Sun closed

Salt Spring Island Public Library

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129 McPhillips Ave
Salt Spring Island BC V8K 2T6
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