In 1966, the communities of North Saanich and Sidney joined VIRL and a branch was opened on Beacon Ave. In 1967, the library moved to the Annex at SANSCHA Hall. The library has been at its current location, a few blocks from Sidney’s downtown, since 1982.
In the spring of 2019, the branch re-opened to great fanfare after a significant renovation project that saw a completely reimagined interior space, new HVAC, and much more.
8 public access computers and printer/copier
2 children's computers with early literacy games
Fireplace lounge area
Bright open floor plan with large windows overlooking a beautiful garden and Community Wellness park
Home delivery service for customers who cannot visit the library in person
On BC transit route
Library Manager – Sharon Walker
Adult Customer Services Librarian – Virginia MacLeod