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Bibliocommons (catalogue, events) will undergo scheduled maintenance on Sunday, May 30th from 3am to 7am and be unavailable during this time frame.

Hours & Locations

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Holiday hours

Richmond Public Library is committed to work practices and procedures that ensure clean and safe facilities.  We follow direction and controls as specified by the Provincial Health Officer, BC Centre for Disease Control and the local Health Authority’s Medical Health Officer.

The library is committed to health and safety by asking staff and visitors to:

  • Follow library guidelines
  • Stay home if sick
  • Sanitize your hands
  • Respect personal space
  • Consider other people’s situation

Public computer labs are available at all branches for those who have limited or no access to a computer, the internet, and/or printing. This service is drop-in, first come, first served. Customers may use up to 180 minutes of computer access per day, system-wide. This will begin with one 45-minute session with the option of adding up to three 45 minute self-extensions, depending on computer availability. Visit our Public Computers page for dates, times and capacity.

Richmond Public Library’s community book dispensers are now open at our 2 locations.

The book dispenser at the Seniors Centre at Minoru Centre for Active Living is available from Monday to Saturday between 7:00am – 9:00pm and on Sundays and statutory holidays between 8:00am – 5:00pm.

The Hamilton Book Dispenser is available from Monday to Friday between 7:00am – 9:30pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00am – 4:30pm.
Borrow and return directly to each dispenser. Hundreds of popular items are available in our dispensers and collections are refreshed regularly.

External book returns

All external book returns are open 24/7 daily.

Internal book returns
The internal book returns are now available at all branches during open hours.

This guide highlights a range of City and community resources available to support individuals and families living in Richmond.

  • Please call 604-231-6404 for library card and account questions.
  • Please call 604-231-6413 or email us for Information Services or for 1-on-1 help from a librarian.

How do I stay healthy & well?

Updated April 30, 2022

How can I get financial help?

Updated April 30, 2022

Where can I get help in Richmond?

Updated April 30, 2022

Who can I talk to?

Updated April 30, 2022

  • Crisis Centre BC – 1-800-784-2433 (24/7). Chat and Youth Chat available.
  • Kids Help Phone – 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868 (24/7).
  • Here2Talk – Counselling and referral for post-secondary students (24/7). Connect online, through the Here2Talk app, or by phone at 1-877-857-3397 or 604-642-5212.
  • Seniors Distress Line – 604-872-1234
  • CHIMO Crisis Line – 604-279-7070
  • BounceBack® – online coaching and support from the Canadian Mental Health Association.
  • Foundry Virtual – expanded virtual mental health programs and services for youth ages 12-24.
  • Wellness Together Canada – mental health and substance use support resources, tools, apps and connections to trained volunteers and qualified mental health professionals.
  • VictimLinkBC – a toll-free, confidential resource for those experiencing domestic violence that is available by phone or email 24 hours a day.
  • Anxiety Canada™ – for resources to help cope with COVID-19 related anxiety.
  • Hope for Wellness – immediate 24/7 mental health counselling and crisis intervention for all Indigenous peoples across Canada.

Today is Saturday May 28, 2022