Times a changing at libraries

Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) will be realigning branch hours to support improved service to more than half of its branches.

  • Jun. 3, 2015 12:00 p.m.

On July 1st, 2015, Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) will be realigning branch hours to support improved service to more than half of its branches.

The realignment initiative addresses the needs and accessibility of 24 rural branches to improve the delivery of library services across the entire regional system. The realignment initiative acknowledges the cooperative nature of VIRL’s 39-branch regional library system while remaining cost neutral and adhering to the Board-approved 2015 operating budget.

“The environment in which we deliver library services is dramatically changing and our charge is to ensure that VIRL is relevant and accessible to our communities – great and small. Improving access to library service for our rural communities, while adhering to budget limitations, has required an innovative solution.” Comments Rosemary Bonanno, Executive Director, VIRL. “We are committed to supporting the larger community of Vancouver Island as a cooperative and are appreciative of staff and customer patience and dedication during this improvement.”

Find out the new hours of your branch at:

virl.bc.ca/realignment-branch-hours-july-1st-2015