Southern Gulf Islands Community Libraries

Pender, Mayne, Galiano, Saturna, Piers


Upcoming Events

Event Calendar 

Tech Tutor – Thursdays – Pender Is. Library
Dec 19 2019 – Dec 31 2020 all-day

Tech Tutor sessions at the Pender Island Library

Need help online? Come try a one-on-one “Tech Tutor” session!

Every Thursday afternoon, 1:00 -3:30 pm.

Book your free appointment


Get Help with online library services

  • E-books, audiobooks, and online magazines
  • Library collection browsing
  • Inter-library loans
  • Internet browsing

Getting started on:

  • Email
  • Social Media

Get answers to hardware troubleshooting:

  • Why can’t I access e-books?
  • Can my phone do this?


For more information or to book a *FREE* 30-minute session, call or visit the Library!

tel.: 250-629-3722


French Language Classes – weekly – Galiano Is. Library
Jan 7 – Feb 26 all-day

Learn a Language at the Library  – Galiano Is. Library

Winter 2020

Improve your French, make new friends, and explore French culture with instructor Sylvie Beauregard. Have fun while learning another language, one of the best ways to challenge the brain and improve memory.



Jan 7/14/21/28, Feb. 4/11/18/25

10 to 11:30 am.


Introduction to French


Jan 8/15/22/29, Feb 5/12/19/26

10 to 11:30 am




Jan 8/15/22/29, Feb 5/12/19/26

11:30 am to 1 pm


To register, contact Sylvie at 250-539-3077 or

Fee for 8 classes: $75, payable on first day of class. Minimum of 6 enrolled students in each class.

Is Bollywood serious? Ken Bryant – Galiano Is. Library
Feb 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Galiano Library presents SpeakerSeries…learning with locals

Ken Bryant: Is Bollywood Serious?

Sunday Feb. 9, at 3 pm.

Join Ken Bryant, UBC Prof. of Hindi, Urdu, Bollywood film and author, for his presentation on one of the world’s largest film industries, “Bollywood”. Ken will take us behind the subtitles to find out what attracts 2 billion ticket-buyers annually.

(see poster for more details)

Free event, all welcome!

Bollywood Movie: Dil Se – Galiano South Community Hall
Feb 16 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Galiano Library presents:

Bollywood Movie: Dil Se

Sunday Feb. 16, 2020

5 to 8 pm (doors open @ 4:30 pm) at South Community Hall


Our very own Bollywood film critic, Ken Bryant, will be present.

Delicious Indian snacks provide by Orion.


Admission by donation

Quick Links

Borrow from other BC libraries

Inter-Library Loans:

Online Magazines: 200+ titles


Coming to your library in 2020:

Tech Tutor sessions! 
Get free help with online library services including e-books, audiobooks, and online magazines


Art & music lessons


Online movies: free, 7,000+


Download free textbooks:


Quick Links

E-Books and Audiobooks from Library2Go:
Download the new "Libby" App
Libby loves the library!
Download E-Books and Audiobooks
Info on using e-Books and Audiobooks

Rocket Languages: Language lessons online 

Start learning a new language: French, English, Italian, Ingles, and Sign Language.

World Book: online encyclopedia & eBooks for kids

    Visit us! Pender Island Library
 Visit us! Mayne Is. Library
Visit us! Galiano Is. Library

Library Hours

Pender Island Public Library
  • Tue, Thur, Fri, Sat: 10am - 4pm

Mayne Island Community Library
  • Wed, Fri, Sat: 11am - 3pm

Galiano Island Community Library
  • Wed - Sun: 11am - 2pm
  • extended hours Thur: 2pm-5pm

Saturna Island Community Library
  • Wed & Sat: 10:30am - 3pm

Piers Island Community Library
  • Library key is available at all times from the lock-box
  • contact Lynn or Pauline for code


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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