During the COVID-19 quarantine crisis the Vancouver Public Library is rapidly increasing their collection of ebooks, digital audiobooks, and more. You can access ebooks, movies, music, online courses, and more. All you need is your VPL card and a computer.

Digital Library for Kids

Staying home with the kids? VPL’s Digital Library has you covered! Kids and parents can keep having fun – reading, watching, listening, learning and playing.

Go to the Digital Library for Kids

Digital Library for Teens

Bored teens? No need to suffer that agony! The Digital Library has thousands of digital books, magazines, movies, TV shows, online classes and more.

Go to the Digital Library for Teens

Need digital help?

If you’re new to the Digital Library or having trouble accessing content, email digitallibrary@vpl.ca or call 604.331.3743 for assistance Monday to Friday 10am – 6pm.

Other questions about library services?

You can still reach the Vancouver Public Library at info@vpl.ca or call 604.331.3603 for all library-related questions. Phone hours are:

Monday – Thursday 10am – 8pm
Friday and Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

Frequently Asked Questions

I live in Vancouver. How do I sign up for a library card?

If you can’t find your library card, call 604.331.3670 for assistance. If you have never had a VPL library card in the past, sign up online.

Are there any physical VPL locations open?

No, at this time, all VPL locations are closed until further notice and all in-person programs and events are cancelled until further notice.

Are book drops still open?

No, book drops at all locations are now closed.

What about late fees and holds?

For library materials borrowed before the closure:

  • Please keep books and other materials you borrowed and return them when VPL’s physical locations reopen.
  • All late fees will be suspended. Due dates have been extended to June 1 and will be adjusted as needed.
  • There will be no charges for holds not picked up during this time. Current holds will be extended and available for pickup when we reopen.
  • Inspiration Passes have been paused. If you received a pass on or after March 11, you will be placed at the top of the queue when the passes are reactivated.

Vancouver Public Library:

Website: www.vpl.ca/digital

Looking for more tips on how to keep your kids occupied during the COVID-19 crisis? Find our best ideas, activities and inspiration here!