Upcoming Events

Teen Writing Contest
Ongoing Event at All Branches
CACGV Artist Corner: Corinne Marley
Ongoing Event at Central Branch
Drop-in Baby Time
Monday, March 2nd, 10:30 - 11:00 am at Central Branch
Baby Chat
Monday, March 2nd, 11:00 - 11:30 am at Central Branch
Victoria Writers' Society Meeting
Wednesday, March 4th, 7:00 - 8:45 pm at Central Branch
GVPL Teen Slam Poetry Team
Wednesday, March 4th, 4:30 - 5:30 pm at Central Branch
Financial Literacy for Youth: The Stock Market
Wednesday, March 4th, 7:00 - 8:00 pm at Central Branch
Drop-in Toddler Time
Thursday, March 5th, 10:30 - 11:00 am at Central Branch
En Plein Air: Art Exhibit Launch
Thursday, March 5th, 6:00 - 8:30 pm at Central Branch
Beginner ESL Class
Thursday, March 5th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Central Branch
IdeaFest 2015: Including People in Decisions That Affect Them
Thursday, March 5th, 2:30 - 4:30 pm at Central Branch
Deans' Lecture Series: Judges Gone Wrong
Friday, March 6th, 12:30 - 1:45 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.

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 Branch 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)