Library Re-opening

Updated: July 20, 2021 

The Library space is now open to the public! The book drops for library returns are also open.

July 20 – 25th the temporary hours are still in place (Monday – Saturday 10am – 2pm, Sunday 1pm – 5pm) and then Monday July 26th our full hours are reinstated.

The Pop Up Library is no longer in use. Patrons are welcome to continue utilizing the Holds Locker in the lobby for pick-ups, otherwise holds are back in the library, with Interlibrary Loan materials kept behind the Service Desk.

Most due dates have been extended until August 4th and there are no late fees on PRPL items.

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. A large portion of the ceiling had to be replaced, the collection wrapped of boxed to prevent mold and dust damage, and the carpeting removed and cleaned.

We are happy to say that the physical collection – books, DVDs, music and games – was largely spared with some magazines needing to be discarded. The Pop-Up Library in the First Credit Union Community Room, was a successful, temporary solution.

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 throughout this situation.