Founded in 1986, the Whistler Public Library, also known as Whistler’s Living Room, is housed in an environmentally efficient, award-winning building in the heart of Whistler Village. Visit the library's website at whistlerlibrary.ca.
The library provides access to a collection of over 49,000 items, including a hand-picked selection of best-selling and classic fiction, current and diverse non-fiction materials, and a robust movie collection. The library also offers audiobooks, video games and a newsstand-quality selection of magazines. For the curious researcher, the library has over 25 online databases.
The library hosts weekly programming for patrons from birth to adulthood and provides 24-hour wireless access both inside and out of the library, computer access, printing, copying and scanning to email, and rental space for individuals and organizations.
The Whistler Public Library is located at 4329 Main Street in Whistler Village. Operating hours are Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Library books and other materials can be returned at any time.
- The library serves 700 to 800 visitors per day, including permanent and seasonal residents, as well as visitors from around the world.
- Whistler Public Library users check out over 184,692 items per year.
- The Whistler Public Library averages 19 per cent more cardholders than the permanent population of Whistler. This includes a significant number of resort guests, seasonal residents, and second homeowners, who are regular library users.
The library is governed by a Board of Trustees and funded primarily by the Resort Municipality of Whistler and the Public Library Services Branch of the B.C. Ministry of Education.