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The Prince Rupert Library would love to hear what you think of your library, staff, and the service you received.  Here's some feedback we have received:

Thanks for friendly staff. Really appreciated internet access - easy and fast. Loved the quilt display - great.

Thank you for your generosity, support and excellent service!

Very cool place. Friendly and happy place. Lots of books to go through.

I have been going to libraries since I was 7 years old. I'm now 59. This library is THE BEST I've ever used. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Book selection/magazines are great! Requests for books are very prompt.

Tell what you think! Let us know what you like and ways that we can improve to service you better by sending us an email to info@princerupertlibrary.ca

Donating Materials to the Prince Rupert Library.

(As of May 21, 2019 we are not accepting book donations until further notice.)

The library will accept the following types of materials in good, like new condition during open hours only:

  • Books (suspended until further notice)
  • DVDs
  • CDs
  • Magazines

Donated materials become the property of the Prince Rupert library and are accepted into our collection using the same criteria used when the library purchases new materials. Materials not placed in our collection may be used to benefit the library through our book sales.

The library does not provide material pick-up service.

Support Your Library

Since 1922, the Prince Rupert Library has played a key role in the community of Prince Rupert, providing residents a place to connect with each other and to the ever-changing world of information. Today, the Prince Rupert library provides along with the traditional book services, access to magazines, newspapers, DVDs, Audiobooks and eBooks, as well providing Internet services through free public WiFi and Community Access computers.

You can help support the library and its important mission by donating or becoming involved with the Friends of the Prince Rupert Library.

Donating and Volunteering

If you wish to make a tax-deductible gift to the library, please contact the Chief Librarian at 250-627-1345 or donate online using the button below.

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If you wish to volunteer your time and get involved with the Friends of the Library, please contact Joe or Kathleen (during open hours) at the library.

If you have books or other materials such as DVDs or CD that you would like to donate to the library, please see Donating Materials to the Library or call us at 250-627-1345. (As of May 21, 2019 we are not accepting book donations until further notice.)

Welcome to the Prince Rupert Public Library

We are your public library, and are happy to serve Prince Rupert and the surrounding area, including Port Edward, Dodge Cove, Metlakatla, Lax Kw'alaams, Oona River, Kitkatla, and Hartley Bay. If you live in any of these areas, you are entitled to a free library card and free use of all our services.

What do we offer? Here is a look at some of the many services we currently offer:

Books and Magazines

We currently have over 67,000 books in our collection. And if we don't have the one you need, we can borrow it from another library in the province at no cost to you. More about our Interlibrary Loan Service

We also carry over 125 different magazine titles and you can borrow back issues of these to read at home.

Reference Books and Services

We have a special collection of reference books that stay at the library, and are always available. We have access to several online databases that can be only accessed in the library, like car repair information, and magazine, periodical and journal articles. Others can be accessed at home by using your library card.

We can also order MedLine articles for you to purchase.

Just ask if you're having trouble finding the answers to your reference questions.

Talking Books

Our Talking Book Collection is growing in popularity as more people discover the pleasure of listening to stories on tape. Whether you're facing a long drive, or just like to have someone read to you while you enjoy your favorite hobby or wash a few dishes, check out our collection of new and classic titles.  Using our download service, Library To Go, library patrons have access to a large collection of audiobooks and e-books.

Visitor Information

What if I'm from out of town?

If you are visiting from any of the following locations: trailer pic

  • Terrace
  • Kitimat
  • Smithers
  • Hazelton
  • Houston
  • Stewart

then you are part of the Northwest Library Federation, and with your home library card, you can take out materials just as you do at your home library. You can also return materials at any of the Northwest Library Federation locations listed above. Prince Rupert Library borrowing policies apply.


BC OneCard

If you are visiting from elsewhere in B.C., then you can apply for a BC OneCard. You need to present your current I.D. and your home library card. A BC OneCard can be used at any library across the province participating in the OneCard program. BC OneCard patrons may have a total of 10 items at a time on their card with the following limits: trailer pic

  • 5 books
  • 3 magazines
  • 5 books on tape
  • 3 Book and Tape kits
  • 5 CDs
  • 3 DVDs
  • 5 Videos
  • 5 Audiobooks for the print-disabled



BC OneCard cardholders must contact the lending library to renew items or to pay fines and other charges. Items may be renewed in person, by phone, or through the lending library's website. Items may be renewed twice.