Upcoming Events

Good Friday Closure
All Day at All Branches
Easter Sunday Closure
All Day at All Branches
Easter Monday Closure
All Day at All Branches
Chess at the Library
Tuesday, April 22nd, 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Central Branch
Chess at the Library
Wednesday, April 23rd, 9:30 - 11:30 am at Central Branch
Citizenship 101
Wednesday, April 23rd, 5:30 - 8:00 pm at Central Branch
Coalition to End Homelessness Speakers Bureau
Wednesday, April 23rd, 12:00 - 2:00 pm at Central Branch
Cinema Salon Series: Utopia/Dystopia
Thursday, April 24th, 6:30 - 8:45 pm at Central Branch
Drop-in Family Storytime
Friday, April 25th, 10:30 - 11:00 am at Central Branch
Story Club
Friday, April 25th, 3:30 - 4:30 pm at Central Branch
Poetry Month: Get Poemed!
Saturday, April 26th, 11:00 - 1:00 pm at Central Branch
Chronic Pain Self-Management Program
Sunday, April 27th, 1:30 - 4:00 pm at Central Branch

Central Branch

735 Broughton St.
Victoria, BC
V8W 3H2

250-382-7241 (Phone)
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  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: 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)