Available Library Services

Updated June 18, 2020

As a part of re-opening and welcoming patrons back to the physical library, the Library Board has decided to reduce barriers to access and waive all outstanding fines for overdue, lost and damaged items. Further overdue fines will not accrue through the end of 2020.

Have more questions? Check the FAQ

Safe Visits to the Library

Please read over our safety procedures for library services during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are working to keep you and our staff safe and need your help.

Books Movies and Music

Need some new books, music or movies? The library has a few services to get you the content you are after.

Library Takeout Use your library account online to place holds on the materials you would like to pick up. When your items are ready we will call or email to let you know.

Grab Bags Let us select a few books for you, just select the type you are interested in by placing a hold on it.

Quick Links Just looking for the latest and greatest to help you access materials.

Overdue Items, Holds, Returns & Interlibrary Loans

Want to bring your books back? The drop box (located to the right of the foyer entrance) is open!

Want more time? Renew your books and DVDs online or by phone by calling the Service Desk

Forgiveness  Overdue fines are forgiven

Interlibrary Loans may not be requested from other libraries at this time, if you have an ILL item you may return it.

Materials now have a four week loan period.

Digital Books, Magazines and Video

We offer eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital magazines to enjoy on your phone, tablet or eReader through the free Libby app (OverDrive).

Download Digital Media

Library Cards Issued Online

Need a library card to access free eBooks and online courses? Email info@prpl.ca to register.

Computers, Printing and Scanning

Public computers are available by appointment, and for drop-in service as possible. Please call the Service Desk to arrange an appointment.

Printing and scanning is available, we encourage you to try our remote print service before coming to the library.

Programs and Services

Remote Tech Support

Need some help setting up and email account or setting up your new eReader? We are available to support you remotely to keep you reading, learning and connecting from home. Call the Service Desk or email Mark at mmerlino@prpl.ca for support.

Virtual Programs

Storytime, writers’ workshops, Summer Reading Club and historic presentations about Powell River are just a few of the familiar programs that have become available online. Check our Events Calendar for current listings.

At the Library

While the Library is open in a limited capacity, we are not currently able to offer in-person programs or meeting room access.