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Visit us 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday for browsing and public computer use. Due to reduced occupancy, meeting rooms, study space, and seating are not available at this time.

Each of us has a role to play in our own health and the health of others. Please remember to practise physical distancing and only visit the Library if you are symptom-free.
See our WorkSafe BC COVID-19 Safety Plan here.

 

New hours

Reduced occupancy

Public computer use 

Enhanced safety measures

Beginning July 7, our new hours will be 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Our LibraryConnect phone, chat, and email service will have these same hours. In addition, we’ll have dedicated service hours from 9 to 10 a.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays for the elderly and most vulnerable.

 This means you may need to wait to enter the Library or the Youth Department until we can accommodate you. Due to reduced occupancy, there will be no study spaces, meeting rooms, or public seating available in the Library. At this time, all of our Library events and programs are virtual.

We have a limited number of public computers available for drop-in use. For computer and device help, you can continue to contact us on LibraryConnect—our tech staff are happy to help.

 You’ll see lineups, signage, and physical distancing markers throughout the Library. Service desks will be outfitted with plexiglass barriers to keep staff and patrons safe. Our maintenance staff will be sanitizing high-touch surfaces approximately every two hours.

What you can do to help keep the Library safe:

Don't visit the Library if you're sick or required to self-isolate. 

Remember to practise physical distancing and follow the guidelines of local health authorities.

Frequently wash/sanitize your hands.

If you have symptoms like headache, fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, please stay home and wait until you’re symptom-free to visit the Library. Don't visit the Library if you have returned from travel outside of Canada in the past 14 days or may have been exposed to COVID-19. Learn more.

Remember to stay 2 metres away from others and cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow while using the Library. You aren't required to wear a mask to visit the Library, but you are welcome to.

Handwashing is your best defense against COVID-19. We have increased the number of hand sanitizer stations throughout the Library, and washrooms will be open.

 

Not ready to return to the Library just yet? Don’t worry—there are still many ways to connect with WVML virtually:

LibraryConnect

Whether you have a question, need a recommendation, or want help using your device, we are here to provide assistance between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Just call, chat, or email us on LibraryConnect!

604.925.7400 | info@westvanlibrary.ca | Chat

HOLIDAY HOURS

The Library facility (including book drops) and our LibraryConnect phone, chat, and email service will be closed on Saturday, August 1 through Monday, August 3 for BC Day. We'll be back Tuesday, August 4.

virtual programs

participating in a virtual program

We are now offering some of our most popular programs for all ages online using Zoom!

Join us to practice your English at English Conversation Online, get help at a Device Clinic, solve an Escape Room and more.

Follow our Events Calendar as we announce more virtual programs to keep you connected to the Library.  

If you have trouble logging into any of our programs that you have registered for, call us on LibraryConnect at 604.925.7400. Our staff are standing by to assist you. 

 instagram STORIES

Follow @westvanlibrary on Instagram for 10 a.m. Live Storytimes, plus tech tips and staff picks, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. 

Here's how to view Instagram Stories and Instagram Live 

 

 

 

our 15 most popular online collections

Overdrive (Library2Go) - our largest ebook and audiobook collection; includes books in French, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Access with your browser or download the Libby app

RBdigital Audiobooks - over 30,000 audiobooks you can download onto your computer or mobile device 

PressReader - digital versions of newspapers from around the world, in dozens of languages

RBdigital Magazines - full colour magazines you can read on desktop and mobile devices

Kanopy - an amazing collection of movies, documentaries and the Great Courses series

Indieflix - award-winning videos, documentaries and short films 

Classical and Naxos Music Libraries - streaming music 

Lynda.com - video tutorials to help you learn new tools to help you work at home - and much more 

Mango Languages - lessons in 65 languages including English

Road to IELTS - practice exams and over 100 hours of interactive activities


Kanopy Kids - kids' movies, TV series and storytimes; also includes math, science and language learning content

Solaro - BC Curriculum-based study guides for grades 3 - 12

TeenBookCloud - ebooks for grades students 7-12; includes graphic novels, ebooks with audio narration and highlighted text for text-tracking, classic literature, high-Interest/Low-Level content and an AP English section

Tumblebook Library - favourite picture books by the likes of Robert Munsch, Kate DiCamillo and Doreen Cronin. Compatible with iPhone and iPad; includes some books in Spanish and French

Youth Department Tumblr App - iTunes & Android apps recommended by our Youth Librarians

SIGN UP FOR A LIBRARY CARD ONLINE

Don't have a Library card? If you are a West Vancouver resident, a student of West Vancouver Schools, or own a business in West Vancouver, we can set you up with a Library card so that you can access the full range of our online resources. 

Just fill out this form and we'll be in touch about your new card soon.

Have questions? Contact us and we'll be happy to help!

OTHer ways to connect with us

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all events

Aug 10

Library Closed

Monday, August 10
Aug 11

Protect Yourself Online: Part 2 [VIRTUAL]

Tuesday, August 11, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Aug 12

Device Clinics [VIRTUAL]

Wednesday, August 12, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Aug 12

English Conversation Online [VIRTUAL]

Wednesday, August 12, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Aug 12

Create a Comic | Ages 8-12 [VIRTUAL]

Wednesday, August 12, 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

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