Salt Spring Island Public Library

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Employment Opportunities

The Library is seeking a Saturday student and a summer library assistant.  Please see our job descriptions for more information.

Royal BC Museum and Art Gallery Passes

Free one-week loan with your 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 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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Upcoming Events


Youth Book Club
Apr 24 @ 15:30 – 17:00
Parent-Child Mother Goose Program
Apr 25 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Writing the Coast
Apr 25 @ 19:00

Writing the Coast featuring Yvonne Blomer, editor Of Refugium: Poems for the Pacific; Christine Smart, local author of the poetry book, The White Crow, and Joanna Streetly, author Of Wild Fierce Life: Dangerous Moments on the Outer Coast.

Yvonne Blomer is Victoria’s Poet Laureate, 2015-2018, and in 2017 Yvonne launched both Sugar Ride: Cycling from Hanoi to Kuala Lumpur and the anthology Refugium: Poems for the Pacific which she edited.

Chris Smart’s book, Decked and Dancing, won the Acorn-Plantos People’s Poet Award in 2007. Chris will read from Refugium: Poems for the Pacific. Chris coordinates the Salt Spring Library Poetry Open Mic.

Joanna Streetly’s published work includes fiction, non-fiction and poetry. This is her fourth book. She lives afloat in Tofino harbour.

Blomer Smart Streetly Apr 2018

Library Book Club
Apr 26 @ 13:00 – 15:00

West with the Night by Beryl Markham

The Salt Spring Island Public Library book club, open to all and free of charge, meets from 1 – 3 pm on the fourth Thursday of each month. Meet other book lovers and have fun discussing an interesting read.

Library Book Club Poster April 2018

Community Circle
Apr 26 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Apr 27 @ 11:00
Family Movie Matinee
Apr 27 @ 14:30
Games Night
Apr 27 @ 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

Youth Writing Group
May 1 @ 15:30 – 17:00
Parent-Child Mother Goose Program
May 2 @ 10:30 – 12:00


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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