About Us

Library FAQ during COVID-19

Last Updated 2020/08/14

You can find commonly asked questions and answers here, and if you have any further questions or concerns please contact the Library at info@prpl.ca or 604-485-4796. What safety measures are in place? Read through our safety plan so you know what to expect during your visit. I don’t have a Library Card but want to

Contact Form

Last Updated 2019/11/12

See our library hours and contact information on this webpage, and our suggested purchase form here.  


Last Updated 2021/09/17

Would you like to make a financial donation to the Library? You can make that gift right now online in just a few easy steps. Online donations are processed via PayPal. Tax receipts will be issued for amounts over $25. The Powell River Public Library receives your gifts under the Charitable Donations Act. Please see

Volunteering Information

Last Updated 2020/12/18

The Powell River Public Library appreciates the support of our dedicated group of volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering for our Books on Wheels or Read to Seniors programs, drop by the library, call us at 604-485-4796, or email the Adult Services Coordinator, Mark Merlino (mmerlino@prpl.ca). We are looking for people who can commit

Friends of the Library

Last Updated 2021/09/17

The Friends of the Library is a group of passionate volunteers who strive to ensure that our Library remains a central and vital part of Powell River. For over 20 years we have been advocating and raising funds on behalf of the Library, all the while promoting literacy, learning and public awareness. We are a

Strategic Plan

Last Updated 2020/09/30

Our strategic plan outlines the direction of the Library over the next two years. This document was created by the Board and library staff . Vision Sharing a lifetime of connection and curiosity. Mission We provide equitable opportunities for growth, literacy, exploration and connection.   Library Strategic Plan 2020-2022

Job Opportunities

Last Updated 2021/08/30

The Library is a great place to work! Job opportunities arise from time to time, and when they do we’ll post them.    


Last Updated 2021/09/21

From time to time we have some great jobs available. Service desk: 604-485-4796   Chief Librarian Rebecca Burbank   rburbank@prpl.ca Assistant Chief Librarian Natalie Porter   porter@prpl.ca Office Services Administrator Michelle Nourry   mnourry@prpl.ca Circulation/Technical Services Coordinator Leanne Bashforth   lbashforth@prpl.ca Adult Services Coordinator Mark Merlino   mmerlino@prpl.ca Children’s Services Coordinator Sonia Zagwyn   szagwyn@prpl.ca

Board Minutes

Last Updated 2021/04/01

Meeting minutes are posted only after they are adopted by the Board at the following Board meeting. The minutes are posted online so that everyone can easily follow the discussions and decisions being made about your Library. Board Meeting Minutes for 2020 January 13, 2020 February 10, 2020 March 9, 2020 April 6, 2020 May

Board Members

Last Updated 2020/11/26

November 2020 – Both the City of Powell River and qathet Regional District are actively seeking applicants for open seats on the Library Board of Trustees. Become a Library Trustee  Our Library is governed by a Board of Trustees, who are appointed either by the City of Powell River or by the qathet Regional District.