Library Services

Services

Services FAQs

Book a Librarian

  • Need help with an in-depth question or to learn a new skill?
  • Book a Librarian for uninterrupted time with one of our information experts. These one-on-one appointments are meant to help you with technology or get you started on any topic.
  • Appointments last roughly 30 minutes and will take place by video conference or phone.
  • Request an appointment by completing our Book a Librarian form.

Borrow

  • Physical items can be borrowed through our new Library to Go service
  • Loan periods have been extended by 7 days and now are:
    • Books and magazines 28 days
    • DVDs 21 days
    • New DVDs 14 days
  • Interlibrary loan services are not available at this time.

Renew

  • You are welcome to renew any items that are not on hold for another patron, as many times as you need. You can use your online account to renew yourself. Or you can call or email us to renew your items for you.

Returns

We are limiting when returns can be made, so that items can be quarantined for 72 hours before they are handled by staff. We will be accepting returns using our exterior book drop at the following times:

  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

Please expect that items will remain on your account for at least 72 hours after you've returned them.

Holds

  • Log into your online library account.
  • Enter your library barcode from the back of your library card and your password, which is usually set as the last four digits of your phone number.
  • Search our catalogue for a specific item, or check out the Browse tab to look through New Items, Staff Picks, Best Sellers and more.
  • When you have found the item you want, click the Place a Hold button and then confirm your hold. 
  • Wait to be notified that your hold is ready for pick up by phone or by email.
  • After you've been contacted, you can visit the library during the following Library to Go times:
    • Monday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
    • Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 

    Exam invigilation

    • We are currently unable to offer this service.

    Facility rental

    Our building remains closed to the public and we are unable to offer facility rentals.

     

    No library card? No problem!

    Whistler residents can email publicservices@whistlerlibrary.ca to sign up for a temporary account that will work for the next 6 months.

    Please include the following information:

    • First and last name
    • Date of birth (YYYY-MM-DD)
    • Phone number
    • Email address
    • Home address with postal code

      Building

      Our building continues to be closed to the public. However, as of June 1, we will be offering access to our physical collection through our new Library to Go service.

        Location

        4329 Main Street
        Whistler, BC, Canada
        V8E 1B2
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        Contact Us

        We are available 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at publicservices@whistlerlibrary.ca. We can also help over the phone starting June 1 at 604-935-8435 on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

        Online Resources

        • CitizenshipCounts.ca
          Highlights the benefits of becoming a Canadian citizen, how to apply, and help studying for the citizenship test. 

        • Road to IELTS - General Version 
          Helps newcomers prepare for the general International English Language Testing System exam. Focuses on basic skills in broad social and workplace contexts. Limited to 5 users at one time. Currently not compatible with Internet Explorer.
        • Road to IELTS - Academic Version
          Helps students prepare for the academic International English Language Testing System exam, in order to apply for higher education or professional registration in an English speaking environment. Limited to 1 users at one time. Currently not compatible with Internet Explorer.

        Whistler Welcome Centre

        The Welcome Centre provides information, learning, and connections for immigrants and newcomers living and working in Whistler.

        Hours, location & contact

        During COVID-19, the Welcome Centre is offering all of their services online. Contact info@welcomewhistler.com or 604-698-5960 if you need support. 

        Virtual client appointments: Monday to Friday, 1 to 3 p.m. 

        Settlement services help with:

        • Accessing government and local services
        • Understanding documents and application forms
        • Canadian immigration and citizenship processes
        • Health and healthcare information
        • Social benefits – like Employment Insurance and Child Tax Benefit
        • Employment information
        • Banking, Finances and the Tax System in Canada
        • Local community services and family programs

        Learning support:

        • Information sessions and speaker series
        • ESL practice groups and one-to-one tutoring
        • Workplace, skills, preparation and training
        • Support for reading, writing, math and communication skills
        • Immigrant Peer Educator program

        Making strong connections:

        • Culturing sharing events and activities
        • Multicultural Community Kitchens
        • Parenting in Another Culture
        • Whistler Multicultural Festival
        • Volunteer opportunities and partnerships

        Can't find it?

        Fill in our Request an item form and we will consider the title for our collection. If we purchase it, we will place the item on hold for you. Please note that interlibrary loan services are not available at this time and that it will take longer than usual to add new items to our collection.