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The Greater Victoria Public Library
We provide services in 10 libraries and through our website to almost 300,000 residents in 10 municipalities.
To Provide universal access to secure and safe library services, to foster the love of reading and to enhance the quality of life in our communities.
To inspire literacy, lifelong learning and community enrichment for all.
Our work is guided by the following values:
- Intellectual Freedom
- Support for our Staff and Board
(Appoved by the GVPL Board June 2007)
- 1889 - Victoria Public Library created to serve residents of Victoria;
- 1966 - Greater Victoria Public Library incorporated to serve Victoria, Saanich, Oak Bay and Esquimalt;
- 1996 - Service extended to Colwood, Langford, Highlands District and Metchosin;
- 2002 - Service extended to Central Saanich and View Royal;