Library Closure -Water Damage

Updated: April 22, 2021 

Services Available:

Holds are being transferred into the Holds Locker in the lobby.You will receive a call or email from us when your items are ready for pick up.

Most due dates have been extended until June 1st and there are no late fees at PRPL.

At this moment the Library is closed to the public and we cannot accept returned materials.  The Interlibrary Loan network is working with us to accommodate delays, as well. The book return slots outside the Library have been closed until further notice.

Virtual programs are still going strong – check our events calendar to see what is coming soon. In-person Bubble Storytime and Books on Wheels are ongoing.

Virtual collections are available 24 hours per day.


On Monday, March 29, there was an accident related to roof replacement work on the Powell River Public Library Building that caused water damage to the Library. Crews are working to repair the damage so that the library can re open as quickly as possible.

We are happy to say that the physical collection – books, DVDs, music and games – was largely spared, but will be inaccessible to the public and staff during the removal of the ceiling and the drywall installation, due to moisture and dust.

Contact us:

Please reach out to library staff by email. For support with your library account, contact or call us at 604-485-4796 ext 0.

Thank you for your continued care and support! We appreciate your patience.