Southern Gulf Islands Community Libraries

Pender, Mayne, Galiano, Saturna, Piers


Upcoming Events

Event Calendar 

Help with online library services – all libraries
Mar 16 2020 – Mar 16 2021 all-day

Get help with online library services

Need help accessing online library resources?

Assistance over the telephone or by email is available with our friendly staff.


10 am to 3 pm


Call: 250-629-3722

Open to all residents of Pender, Mayne, Galiano, Saturna, and Piers islands.


Get help with free online library resources:

  • E-books
  • Audiobooks
  • Online magazines
  • Self-guided music or language lessons
  • Educational materials for youth
  • Get a library card
  • and more!

Help with getting started on:

  • Email
  • Social Media (Facebook, etc.)
  • video chats and meetings (Zoom, FaceTime, etc.)

Get answers to hardware troubleshooting:

  • How can I get e-books?
  • Can my phone do … ?

For more information, call 250-629-3722 or email:


Kids’ Summer Reading Club – all Libraries
Jun 30 – Aug 30 all-day

Summer Reading Club 2020!










The Library’s Summer Reading Club “Explore Our Universe” will start end-June 2020.

While some library buildings may be temporarily closed or offering curbside pick-up, Summer Reading Club is ON!

This summer you can sign-up online or at your library.

At the Summer Reading Club website, join weekly activities, earn badges, print Mission Control trading cards, and more.

At you library, you can still pick up a free package with a booklet to keep track of all your books, fun stickersbookmarks, tattoos, and your very own Reading Medal.

Regular reading throughout the summer helps kids maintain or improve reading skills while school is out. Kids are encouraged to read lots and lots of books, and to listen to someone read to them.

For lots of fun activities online, visit the: Summer Reading Club website
















Art in the Library: Photographer Urs Boxler – Pender Is. Library
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – Aug 31 @ 4:00 pm

Art in the Pender Island Public Library

Photographer Urs Boxler – West Coast First Nations’ poles

July/August 2020


Urs’s passion for photography started in his teens. That passion finally became his main occupation after he retired from a career in information systems technology with international consulting organizations in Canada, Switzerland and Australia.

Together with his wife and long-time partner, Judy, they have travelled the world and never without a camera. The result is a large collection of images from all continents, except Antarctica (one always has to leave something for later). Over the years Urs has sold hundreds of framed and un-framed prints, which are displayed in homes and offices in more than a dozen cities in North America and overseas. Most images have been sold as limited edition Giclee prints. Urs’s range of images is best seen on his website, which is always evolving:

Urs is an active member of Lions Gate Camera Club of Vancouver and Pender Photo Club of Pender Island.


Quick Links


Online library services are available

Tech Tutor help

Free help over the phone

or by email

Download e-Books/audiobooks,

Get a library card

And more!

Tues-Wed-Thur, 10 - 3


Call: 250-629-3722

Explore BC's rich history


Free Online Magazines: 2000+ titles



Free Art & music lessons online

Online movies: free, 7,000+


Quick Links

Free E-Books and Audiobooks  Download E-Books and AudiobooksInfo on using e-Books /Audiobooks
  For your smartphone or tablet  Download the "Libby" App


Language lessons online at your pace

Start learning a new language:
French, English, Italian, Japanese,
Korean, Sign Language, & more.


Free interactive books for K-6

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Visit us! Saturna Is. Library

Library Hours

Pender Island Public Library
Open Tuesdays &  Thursdays: 10 am - 3 pm
 Open Fridays for public computer use only: 10 am - 2 pm.  
Mayne Island Community Library
Curbside pickup only - Mon. & Wed. 10 am - 12 noon  
Galiano Island Community Library
Curbside pickup only - Mon. & Wed. by appointment only  
Saturna Island Community Library
Open Wednesdays & Saturdays: 10:30 am - 3 pm  
Piers Island Community Library
Opening hours will be updated via email. For access, pls. contact Ginny or Charl.


Pender Island Public Library
4407 Bedwell Harbour Road, Box 12
Pender Island, BC  V0N 2M0
Phone: 250-629-3722
Mayne Island Community Library
411 Naylor Road
Mayne Island, BC  V0N 2J2
Phone: 250-539-2597
 Galiano Island Community Library
#2 - 1290 Sturdies Bay Road
Galiano Island, BC  V0N 1P0
Phone: 250-539-2141
Saturna Island Community Library
140 East Point Road
Saturna Island, BC  V0N 2Y0
Phone: 250-539-5312
Piers Island Community Library
c/o Box 2223
Sidney, BC  V8L 3S8
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