Welcome to the Fernie Heritage Library, a relaxing space to spend some leisure time.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 11 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 11 AM - 8 PM
Saturday: Noon - 4 PM
Closed Sunday & Monday
Closed Saturday 23rd - Tuesday 26th
Open 1 - 5pm Wednesday 27th - Friday 29th
Open Noon - 4pm Saturday 30th
Closed Sun December 31st, 2023 - Monday, January 1st, 2024
Regular Hours resume Tuesday 3rd
The library offers regular storytime sessions, activities for kids and teens, social meetings for adults and special seasonal events including celebrations of indigenous heritage, festive occasions, 2SLGBTQ+ culture and literaracy.
The Booked! series features some of Canada's best award-winning authors for hosted in-person Q&A sessions and readings, with live music, appetizers, drinks and book signings. These popular events occur 3-4 times per year between September and April. Admission is free but may require advance reservation as space is limited and attendance is usually at capacity.
See calendar for event dates and details.
Programs are FREE and are available year-round except during Christmas Holidays.
Non-residents are very welcome to attend Library programs.
All programs require valid library card and waiver, available at reception.
All programs are free & drop-in, except where noted.
Resources - see link
Fernie Heritage Library carries a range of fiction and non-fiction books, along with magazines, CDs, audio cassettes, talking books, videos, and DVDs. A wide selection of both junior fiction & non-fiction is available for younger readers. You will also find in our Canadian Pacific Reference Room a range of items such as encylopædia's which must remain within the library.
We offer six computers on the upper floor of the library available to our patrons for research and internet usage.
You may send & receive faxes at the Fernie Heritage Library. Charges apply.
PhotoCopying & printing
We offer both black & white and colour photocopying and printing services. Charges apply.
Located in the original Post Office building, the Fernie Heritage Library is a monument to Fernie community spirit and was one of the only structures spared in the fire of 1908. About 90 years after its original construction, the Post Office building underwent an extensive renovation and became the Fernie Heritage Library. Hundreds of thousands of dollars and uncounted hours of volunteer labour turned a worthy but tired city property into a legacy for future generations.