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Upcoming Events

Chess at the Library
Tuesday, September 2nd, 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Central Branch
Victoria Writers' Society Meeting
Wednesday, September 3rd, 7:00 - 8:45 pm at Central Branch
Chess at the Library
Wednesday, September 3rd, 9:30 - 11:30 am at Central Branch
Chess at the Library
Tuesday, September 9th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Central Branch
Citizenship 101
Wednesday, September 10th, 5:30 - 8:00 pm at Central Branch
Chess at the Library
Wednesday, September 10th, 9:30 - 11:30 am at Central Branch
Crafts for Kids: Paper Bug Creations
Wednesday, September 10th, 3:30 - 4:30 pm at Central Branch
Button Making Ed Emberley Style
Friday, September 12th, 3:30 - 4:30 pm at Central Branch
Literary Walking Tour of Downtown Victoria
Saturday, September 13th, 10:00 - 12:00 pm at Central Branch
Drop-in Baby Time
Monday, September 15th, 10:30 - 11:00 am at Central Branch
Contemplating the Labyrinth
Tuesday, September 16th, 3:00 - 5:00 pm at Central Branch
Chess at the Library
Tuesday, September 16th, 6:30 - 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

 

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)