Upcoming Events

Victoria Seed Library Harvest Celebration
Saturday, October 25th, 1:00 - 4:00 pm at Central Branch
Health & Wellness: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
Sunday, October 26th, 1:30 - 4:00 pm at Central Branch
Drop-in Baby Time
Monday, October 27th, 10:30 - 11:00 am at Central Branch
Chess at the Library
Tuesday, October 28th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Central Branch
Introduction to Searching the Internet
Wednesday, October 29th, 2:00 - 3:30 pm at Central Branch
Chess at the Library
Wednesday, October 29th, 9:30 - 11:30 am at Central Branch
Cinema Salon Series: Film Noir II
Thursday, October 30th, 6:00 - 8:45 pm at Central Branch
Searching the Internet: Beyond the Basics
Thursday, October 30th, 2:00 - 3:30 pm at Central Branch
Halloween Spook-tacular!
Thursday, October 30th, 3:30 - 4:30 pm at Central Branch
Giggles and Wiggles
Thursday, October 30th, 10:30 - 10:50 am at Central Branch
Deans' Lecture Series: Do No Harm
Friday, October 31st, 12:30 - 1:45 pm at Central Branch
Drop-in Family Storytime
Friday, October 31st, 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 (PDF)


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)