Bowen Island Public Library's e-Newsletter • Mid-November 2020

Mid-Month Update

Join the Library Board 

Bowen Island Municipality and Bowen Island Public Library are seeking applications from Bowen Island residents interested in joining the Bowen Island Public Library Board.

We are seeking applications from members of the public with diverse skills and interests who are committed to the ideals of open and equitable access to information through public library service.

Please apply by November 27, 2020, 4 pm.

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Photo by Ruca Souza from Pexels, of cat and a computer

Our Catalogue will be Unavailable Sunday, Nov. 22, from 9:00 pm to Midnight

This is to allow for an update to our software.

Overdrive and other 3rd party services should not experience any downtime during this time.

How to eBooks, eAudio, online courses. Autumn zoom workshops.

Watch Our "How To? eBook, eAudio & Online Course Workshops" on Youtube 

We've posted our recent series of online workshops to our Youtube channel. There you'll find how-to videos on accessing and using:

  • OverDrive/Libby for eBooks & eAudiobooks
  • TumbleBooks eBooks for kids
  • Lynda video courses
  • ArtistWorks video music courses

Watch on Youtube


Takeout for Contactless Pickup

Still available! Just ask.

If you are not comfortable coming inside the library, please be in touch with us to arrange for contactless pickup or delivery of your requested items.

If you are self-isolating or are feeling unwell, please contact us so we can prepare your items to be picked up by a friend or another family member.

You can request specific available items, or we can choose a variety of books for at-home browsing. Contact the library by email at or call (604) 947-9788.


Q & A's from our Survey: Streaming Films?

In our recent survey, we had lots of great questions and comments about our many library services, from eBooks to large print items, placing holds and e-learning platforms. 

One question was "I started using eBooks and love them. Is there an online service for films too? I don't have a DVD player anymore!"

Yes! You can watch award-winning shorts, features, and documentaries from more than 85 countries with IndieFlix. Over 7000 streaming movies available. Available to all Bowen Library patrons. 

Go to our Databases Page, click on IndieFlix, and use your library card number to create an account.

(If you've ever used our other RBdigital services like RBdigital eAudiobooks, digital magazines, or ArtistWorks, you already have an RBdigital login to use with IndieFlix).


Library Open Hours

  • 12-3 pm Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat
  • Seniors' Hours Thurs 10 am-12 pm 
  • Book return now open at all times.