Opened on November 11, 1950, West Vancouver Memorial Library is a War Memorial, dedicated as a living monument and an everlasting commemoration to those who served and sacrificed their lives in the Second World War.
We are a municipal library, governed by the BC Library Act and managed by the West Vancouver Memorial Library Board. As a public library, West Vancouver Memorial Library is a shared community resource, supported primarily by public funds gathered through municipal and provincial taxation, as well as by private donations. Library services are free of charge to the community of West Vancouver and members of other public libraries in BC, as provided in the Library Act.
Our values, vision and mission are established by our Strategic Framework.
Our Library’s mandate is to support everyone in our community through our services.
A LEARNING CULTURE
We foster the joy of learning and growth, both in our community and within our staff.
We maintain a high standard of integrity and quality in our practices and services.
Community needs are at the centre of all we do.
Our Vision and Mission
Our Vision expresses a broad, aspirational state.
Where wonder sparks, possibilities emerge, and minds thrive. Our Library inspires people to grow in a dynamic world.
Our Mission defines our purpose and reason for being.
Our Library connects people with ideas, the world of imagination, and each other.