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Upcoming Events

Chess at the Library
Tuesday, December 23rd, 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Central Branch
Christmas Eve Early Closure
All Day at All Branches
Chess at the Library
Wednesday, December 24th, 9:30 - 11:30 am at Central Branch
Christmas Day Closure
All Day at All Branches
Boxing Day Closure
All Day at All Branches
New Year's Eve Early Closure
All Day at All Branches
New Year's Day Closure
All Day at All Branches
1-on-1: Getting Started with Computers & eReaders
Monday, January 5th, 2:00 - 2:30 pm at Central Branch
1-on-1: Getting Started with Computers & eReaders
Monday, January 5th, 2:45 - 3:15 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 Library 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)