Privacy Policy

Last Updated 2021/05/26

Are you concerned about how we protect your privacy? We assure you that is a primary concern for all of us. Your card registration information and the records of your Library use are confidential. To learn more, consult the Statement of Policies May 2021 on Confidentiality of Patron Information.

Using the Library

Last Updated 2021/02/08

How To Search the Catalogue and Use My Account Sign up for a library card Borrow from other libraries Download eBooks and eAudiobooks Download Digital magazines Your Account Log in to Renew, Reserve Items & Check Fines Suggest a Purchase for our Collection Library Policies Loan periods and late fees Borrowing Guidelines Computer & Internet

Patron Conduct

Last Updated 2019/06/19

Many people use the Library. It is a limited and confined space in which you need to be courteous and respectful of one another. Some people are offended by things different from what offends you. Please be aware of this, particularly when in conversation with others or when using the Internet in our confined Library

Computer & Internet Use

Last Updated 2021/05/26

Library Public Computers Policy The Library provides free public computers to access the internet, perform basic office tasks, use learning and literacy-enhancing software provided by the Library and to consult the Library’s catalogue. Patrons must use only the software provided by the Library on its public computers. Please ask for assistance from staff at any

Loan Periods & Fines

Last Updated 2021/05/26

NOTICE – January 11, 2021, the Library Board passed a motion regarding fines. The Library is no longer charging overdue fines for materials owned by the Powell River Public Library. Patrons will still be billed for lost and damaged materials, copies, and any fees related to Interlibrary Loans. NOTICE – To limit visits to the


Last Updated 2021/11/03

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.  Board meetings are held monthly on the second Monday of each month at 3:00 pm virtually. The public may contact Rebecca Burbank (rburbank@prpl.ca) for access to these virtual meetings.  However,