Merritt Library

Today's Hours:

Regular Open Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00-8:00
Wednesday 10:00-8:00
Thursday 10:00-5:00
Friday 10:00-5:00
Saturday 10:00-5:00
Sunday Closed

*Closed Statutory Holidays

Contact Information


Upcoming Programs


Merritt Library has 1 meeting room and 1 small office available for public, non-profit bookings.

Printing and photocopying is available for the following:

  • 20 cents per page black and white
  • 50 cents per page colour

The Merritt Library sits on the site of the old railyard and features a wonderful model train that runs around the library near the ceiling. If you ask the staff nicely, they might run it for you!


In 1920 the Public Library Association was formed in Merritt, soon after the first library was established in Merritt.

In 1963 the Merritt Library moved into a new building. In 1971 it was suggested that this library be expanded as part of the local Centennial Project, instead in 1973 as part of that project the library was painted and furnished.

In 2001 the Merritt library moved into a newly built 7,800 square foot building on Garcia Street on the site of the old railyard the new library officially opened on February 1, 2001 and won the TNRD Library System the British Columbia Library Association’s Annual Merit Award for building projects.

The Merritt library pays homage to the old railway lot that it now occupies, the building resembles the old CP Rail building, marks on the floor where the tracks once stood and there is a model railway near the ceiling.

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