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Upcoming Events

TED Talks: Imagination: Body and Spirit
Thursday, April 30th, 7:00 - 8:00 pm at Central Branch
Drop-in Toddler Time
Thursday, April 30th, 10:30 - 11:00 am at Central Branch
Ready to Rent BC
Thursday, April 30th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm at Central Branch
Jabbering with BC: Kevin Spenst's 50-venue poetry tour of BC
Thursday, April 30th, 3:00 - 3:30 pm at Central Branch
Poetry Month Reading: Lynn Strongin
Thursday, April 30th, 3:30 - 4:00 pm at Central Branch
Drop-in Family Storytime
Friday, May 1st, 10:30 - 11:00 am at Central Branch
Hearing Health Check
Friday, May 1st, 10:00 - 10:15 am at Central Branch
Hearing Health Check
Friday, May 1st, 10:15 - 10:30 am at Central Branch
Hearing Health Check
Friday, May 1st, 10:30 - 10:45 am at Central Branch
Hearing Health Check
Friday, May 1st, 10:45 - 11:00 am at Central Branch
Hearing Health Check
Friday, May 1st, 11:00 - 11:15 am at Central Branch
Hearing Health Check
Friday, May 1st, 11:15 - 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

 

Branch Hours & Facility Information

   Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday  Sunday
Open 9 am 9 am   9 am  9 am  9 am 9 am  Closed
Closed  6 pm 9 pm  9 pm  9 pm  6 pm  6 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 Branch Program Calendar

Meeting Rooms: Space Rental Information     Online Booking

Specialized Services: Heritage Room     Talking Books

 


Technology & Equipment

 

Computers

 Public Internet  Public Express Internet Children's Internet  Teen Internet  Kiosks  Self Check-outs  Adaptive
55  3 2  3  14  3 2

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)