As of August 25, masks are mandatory.
By order of the Public Health Officer, masks are mandatory in indoor public spaces for all people 12 and over, regardless of vaccination status. People who cannot wear a mask or who cannot put on or remove a mask without the assistance of others are exempt. Learn more.
A mask is defined as a medical or non-medical mask that covers the nose and mouth. Face shields are not a substitute for a mask.
The Readers’ Rooftop is back!
This physically distanced outdoor seating area offers WiFi and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day the Library is open, weather permitting.
This space is generously funded by the WVML Foundation.
What you can expect when you visit WVML
We are no longer quarantining materials before returning them to the shelves. This follows an announcement from the BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC) that says “the risk of transmission between users of borrowed items is very low.”
This way, we can get you the materials you want even faster.
Still concerned? You can always quarantine your checked out materials at home for 72 hours before enjoying them.
Our new hours are 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Reduced occupancy & limited individual seating
This means you may need to wait to enter the Library or the Youth Department until we can accommodate you. Due to reduced occupancy, we have a limited number seats. Please only use study space as long as you need. We ask that you don’t leave belongings unattended and pack up at least 10 minutes before the Library’s closing time.
Public computers & technology
We have a limited number of public computers available for drop-in use. For computer and device help, you can continue to contact us—our tech staff are happy to help.
Enhanced safety measures
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 continue to sanitize high-touch surfaces.
What you can do to help keep the Library safe:
Don’t visit the Library if you are sick or required to self-isolate.
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.
Masks are mandatory. Please continue to keep your distance from others.
Remember to practise physical distancing and cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow while using the Library. Don’t forget to frequently wash/sanitize your hands.
COVID-19: Resources to Answer Your Questions and Help You Cope
our most popular online collections
Stream an amazing collection of movies and documentaries. You can also learn new skills with the Great Courses. Users have access to 4 plays per month (but unlimited access to Great Courses and kids' content).
New to Kanopy? View a tutorial.
Access Information: Licensed for West Vancouver residents only.
Digital versions of current newspapers and magazines from all over the world, in dozens of languages. Search by country, language or name of newspaper. Includes today's Vancouver Sun and Province. Rolling archives of all papers, from five to 90 days old. Use the app to access and download your favourite titles anywhere.
New to PressReader? View a tutorial.
Instructions for first time mobile users:
- Before using the app, you will need to create a PressReader account via the WVML website.
- Open PressReader (access this link from the Library's Magazines & Newspapers page)
- Enter your WVML card number and PIN
- Then select Sign In at the top
- Then select New user? Sign up now and enter your first and last name, email address, and choose a password
- Once you have created an account, download the app by going to the Google Play Store (Android devices) or the App Store (Apple mobile devices) and searching for and installing PressReader.
- Tap on the app to open it and then select Sign in.
- Then select Email and enter your email address and the password that you created in step 1.
- Now you can start to browse publications or search for a specific publication.
Note: When you use our website to navigate to the PressReader site, you have to type your WVML card number and PIN. This authorizes you to use PressReader for 3 days. After 3 days, you have to go through the steps above to authenticate and sign in to your account again.
Access Information: Licensed for West Vancouver residents only