Updated 2020/03/20

Important message to SVPL patrons

Monday March 17, 2020

Library Services

To help limit the spread of COVID 19 the Salmo Valley Public Library will be closing as of March 17th. We will remain closed until further notice.

If you choose to come to the library before 6pm tonight, please limit your time while here.

The World Health Organization has declared a pandemic of COVID-19. In British Columbia, our chief medical officer and a dedicated team of health professionals are monitoring the situation and keeping citizens apprised of current risks of transmission, precautions, and procedures to seek medical support.

Salmo Library

The Salmo Library has the health and well being of our patrons, volunteers, and staff as a top priority. It is important that we are proactive and take precautionary measures. It remains essential for everyone to avoid contact with others in the community if they are feeling unwell.

All Programming

All programs are cancelled.

Due Dates

Effective immediately we have extended all library loan periods times to 6 weeks.

During this time all fines will be waived.

All Inter-Library loans are canceled.

If you have any concerns or questions please call 250-357-2312 or email

Important Links

  • If you are feeling unwell, the BC COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool will help determine whether you may need further assessment or testing for COVID-19:
  • If you have medical related questions you can call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1 toll-free in B.C., or for the deaf and hard of hearing, call 7-1-1. Translation services are available in more than 130 languages.
  • Non-medical information about COVID-19 including the latest information on travel recommendations and social distancing. Information is available in more than 110 languages, 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Pacific Standard Time at 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319) or via text message at 604-630-0300.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19, please refer to the following authoritative websites:

For tips on preventing the Coronavirus, visit the World Health Organization: