Visiting The Library


Our library is a vibrant public facility for patrons of all ages.  Our basement contains public washrooms, and is being prepared for a Maker’s Space with the open date TBC. The basement is open as a Teen Space for Fernie Youth Action Network programs, patrons need to be registered to participate in this space. The main floor of the library contains junior, young adult, and adult fiction, DVDs, audiobooks, and more. Our top level is the reference floor, with its wonderful views of Fernie and our surrounding mountains, this where all non-fiction, biographies, opera DVDs, and magazines are housed, as well as our special collections including: travel, law texts, greenhouse gases and local environmental information, grief resources, and more. Our top floor also has public computers with free internet, and printing services (at a cost). See what other services we offer here.

At Fernie Heritage Library we are very proud of our beautiful garden to the side of our building that hosts free WiFi, bike racks, picnic tables, and chairs for the public to use anytime. Our garden is a treat in summer, coloured with flowers, a relaxing space to read or study.

Since COVID-19 we have made some slight changes to the way we operate and serve our patrons. We welcome everyone to the library, but unfortunately at this time we do not have inside seating for our patrons to read or study. Computer usage is limited to 30 minute sessions, but we do offer laptops for loan if you’d like to sit in our garden to study.

Please stop by for a visit and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask a staff member.

You can read more about our Covid-19 Safety Plan here.