Upcoming Events

Musical Storytime: for School-Aged Kids
Saturday, November 22nd, 2:30 - 3:15 pm at Central Branch
Living Library
Saturday, November 22nd, 1:00 - 5:00 pm at Central Branch
Postural Stretching: Strengthen and Energize
Saturday, November 22nd, 10:30 - 11:45 am at Central Branch
Living Library: Fiona Bramble: The Long Way Around
Saturday, November 22nd, 1:00 - 1:30 pm at Central Branch
Living Library: Peggy: Life is Full and there's More to Come
Saturday, November 22nd, 2:00 - 2:30 pm at Central Branch
Living Library: Bill: Family Floating Free: 1 Year Sailing in the Mediterranean
Saturday, November 22nd, 2:30 - 3:00 pm at Central Branch
Write-In @GVPL
Saturday, November 22nd, 12:00 - 3:00 pm at Central Branch
Living Library: Rudee: What to Be When I Grow Up?
Saturday, November 22nd, 3:00 - 3:30 pm at Central Branch
Health & Wellness: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
Sunday, November 23rd, 1:30 - 4:00 pm at Central Branch
Drop-in Baby Time
Monday, November 24th, 10:30 - 11:00 am at Central Branch
Chess at the Library
Tuesday, November 25th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Central Branch
Chess at the Library
Wednesday, November 26th, 9:30 - 11:30 am at Central Branch

Central Branch

735 Broughton St.
Victoria, BC
V8W 3H2

Customer Service: 250-940-GVPL (4875)
250-382-7125 (Fax)

District Coordinator: Judy Moore

Branch Supervisors: Monica Richter, Martin Brooks

Branch Information: The Central Branch is the main resource centre for the Library system and has many specialized collections and services, as well as an excellent general collection.

The Central Branch occupies 48,222 square feet of the Waddington Building complex. This facility also houses the Administration Services Office.

Wayfinding - New Central Branch Floor Plan (PDF)


Branch Hours & Facility Information

   Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday  Sunday
Open 9 am 9 am   9 am  9 am  9 am 9 am  1 pm
Closed  6 pm 9 pm  9 pm  9 pm  6 pm  6 pm 5 pm


Parking: Street parking by meter as well as 700 Block Broughton Street Parkade

Bus Route: Bus routes to all GVPL locations

Map: Google map

Accessibility: Full access for people with disabilities.


Services & Resources


World Language Collections: Chinese, Dutch, German, Hindi, Hungarian,Italian, Japanese, Korean, Punjabi, Polish, Portugese, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese

Programs & Events: Central Library Program Calendar

Meeting Rooms: Space Rental Information     Online Booking

Specialized Services: Heritage Room     Talking Books


Technology & Equipment



 Public Internet  Public Express Internet Children's Internet  Teen Internet  Kiosks  Self Check-outs  Adaptive
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Public Computer & Copier Information


Printers & Photocopiers: 2 multifunction machines

Wireless Internet: Free wireless access is available

Specialized Technology: Microfilm readers - 2 (one of these is a microfilm scanner with print and save-to-USB capabilities)