Upcoming Events

CACGV Artist Corner: Barbara Tolloczko
Ongoing Event at Central Branch
Drop-in Baby Time
Monday, January 26th, 10:30 - 11:00 am at Central Branch
Family Literacy Week: Make Your Own Story Cube
Wednesday, January 28th, 10:30 - 11:30 am at Central Branch
Drop-in Toddler Time
Thursday, January 29th, 10:30 - 11:00 am at Central Branch
Origami Yoda Book Club for Tweens
Thursday, January 29th, 3:30 - 4:30 pm at Central Branch
Deans' Lecture Series: Developing New Technology for Archaeology
Friday, January 30th, 12:30 - 1:45 pm at Central Branch
Drop-in Family Storytime
Friday, January 30th, 10:30 - 11:00 am at Central Branch
1-on-1: Getting Started with Computers & eReaders
Friday, January 30th, 2:00 - 2:30 pm at Central Branch
Clean Air Bylaw Information
Friday, January 30th, 10:00 - 12:00 pm at Central Branch
Black History Month Kick-Off
Saturday, January 31st, 11:00 - 3:00 pm at Central Branch
Family Literacy Week: The Watermelon Seed
Saturday, January 31st, 10:15 - 11:15 am at Central Branch
Drop-in Baby Time
Monday, February 2nd, 10:30 - 11:00 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  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)