Tumbler Ridge Public Library

Community Services & Organizations-Education-Family Activites

The Tumbler Ridge Public Library’s mission is to improve and promote literacy, intellectual freedom and free access to information for all residents of and visitors to Tumbler Ridge.

A true community hub, The Tumbler Ridge Public Library is not only a collection of information and resources, it also holds regular programming ranging from Itchy Fee to the Summer Reading Club. They also offer Lapsit, a program that encourages bonding time for babies and parents while encouraging social interaction with other children. There really is something for everyone.

The library also offers free WiFi, access to computers, faxing, scanning, printing and photocopying, employment services, adult programs, storytimes, Lego Club, Wednesday Club and of course a large collection of books, DVDs, online resources and audio and ebooks! Access their catalogue online and use your library card to access some online resources remotely!

Come down today to experience everything this essential community resource has to offer.

Meet the Tumbler Ridge Public Library Team

Meet the Tumbler Ridge Public Library Team

Although they have books, the Tumbler Ridge Public Library wants you to know that they offer many entertaining programs for all ages. In fact, they offer everything from adult programs like ping pong to Lapsit, for babies and parents.

Head Librarian, Paula Coutts, is proud to be part of the business community in Tumbler Ridge and says it’s the smaller communities that are able to create a more personalized service for their customers. The library staff interacts more with clients and is able to react quickly when their clients need assistance. Whether people need help with resume writing, job searches or finding the latest bestseller in print or audio format, the team is there to help.

According to Paula, people aren’t just clients at the Tumbler Ridge Public Library, they are familiar friends. “We get to know what people like to read and will try to set items aside for them,” says Paula.

A known community landmark, the Library is actually as old as the town itself! It had to reside in the high school until the Community Centre was built. In fact, the Library was mentioned and included in the initial plans for the creation of Tumbler Ridge - dating all the way back to the early 80s!

340 Front St (Box 70)
Tumbler Ridge, BC V0C 2W0


Monday to Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday and Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm