Upcoming Events

2014 Summer Reading Club
Ongoing Event at All Branches
Teen Book Review Club (all that and a bag of chips!)
Ongoing Event at All Branches
GVPL Summer Challenge
Ongoing Event at All Branches
Special Summer Reading Club Guest: Victoria Police Chief, Frank Elsner
Tuesday, July 22nd, 9:30 - 10:30 am at Central Branch
Shake Your Sillies Out!
Wednesday, July 23rd, 10:30 - 11:30 am at Central Branch
CANCELLED Special Summer Reading Club Guest: MLA, Carole James
Wednesday, July 23rd, 9:30 - 10:30 am at Central Branch
Drop-in Family Storytime
Friday, July 25th, 10:30 - 11:00 am at Central Branch
Ready to Rent BC
Friday, July 25th, 2:30 - 4:30 pm at Central Branch
Drop-in Baby Time
Monday, July 28th, 10:30 - 11:00 am at Central Branch
1-on-1: Getting Started with Computers & eReaders
Monday, July 28th, 2:45 - 3:15 pm at Central Branch
Teen Council: Summer Edition
Wednesday, July 30th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm at Central Branch
Seeds with Dan Jason
Thursday, July 31st, 7:00 - 8:30 pm 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 and the IT Solutions Department.


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 Library Program Calendar

Meeting Rooms: Space Rental Information     Online Booking

Specialized Services: Local History Room     Talking Books


Technology & Equipment



 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)