Keeping You Connected During COVID

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If you have questions, need support or miss your librarian,

we are here for you!

604.925.7400 | info@westvanlibrary.ca | CHAT

Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

During this difficult time, social isolation means connections are more important than ever. With LibraryConnect you can call, chat or email us to get the support you need while our facility is closed. Our phone line and chat service is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays.

Whether you would like help finding or accessing community services, have a reference question, or would like help choosing or downloading ebooks onto your device, we are here to provide assistance. We would love to hear from you! Check out our resources and programs specifically for students and educators.

library service update

We are now offering contactless holds pickup in the Library lobby through Library TakeoutJust place a hold as you normally would and wait for an email notifying you that your items are ready for pickup. Our hours for holds pickup, book returns, and our LibraryConnect phone, chat, and email service are now Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m.  5:30 p.m.  We're here to answer your questions, help you find the support you need, and get you the materials you miss

We are expecting more detailed guidance from the province on safely resuming more services, and we will use this guidance, along with advice from local health authorities, to create a WVML-specific plan.

COVID-19: RESOURCES TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS AND HELP YOU COPE 

BC's Restart Plan
Health 
Local Government & Community Services
Mental Health
Multilingual Resources
Parents & Families
Personal Finance
Renters & Landlords
Seniors
Travellers & Canadians Abroad
Your Business
Your Job and EI

Sign up for a Library Card online

Don't have a Library card? If you are a West Van. resident, a student of West Van Schools, or own a business in West Van., 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 as completely as possible and we'll be in touch about your new card soon.

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

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.  

 

 instagram STORIES

 Join us every weekday on our Instagram stories! Just follow @westvanlibrary for:

Mondays & Wednesdays
12 p.m. Tech Tip
2 p.m. StaffPick!

Tuesdays & Fridays
12 p.m. Tech Tip
2 p.m. Kids StaffPick!

Thursdays
12 p.m. Kids StaffPick!
2 p.m. StaffPick!

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 Librarianslibrary card

OTHer ways to connect with us

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram 

all events

Jun 30

Assistive Technology: Staying in Touch [VIRTUAL]

Tuesday, June 30, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., The Lab
Jun 30

StaffPick! Kids [INSTAGRAM]

Tuesday, June 30, 2 p.m., @westvanlibrary
Jul 02

Summer Reading Club Info Session + Q&A [VIRTUAL]

Thursday, July 2, 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Jul 03

Summer Reading Club Info Session + Q&A [VIRTUAL]

Friday, July 3, 4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Jul 04

Summer Reading Club Info Session + Q&A [VIRTUAL]

Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.