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Emily Carr

  • Branch Relocation


  • Upcoming Events

    Write-In @GVPL
    Thursday, November 27th, 6:00 - 8:45 pm at Emily Carr Branch

    Emily Carr Branch

    #101-3521 Blanshard St. (at Uptown)
    Located on the upper level next to Scotiabank
    Victoria, BC
    V8Z 0B9

    Customer Service: 250-940-GVPL (4875)

    District Coordinator: Olivia Anderson

    Branch Supervisor: Darina Perfenova

    Branch Information: The Emily Carr Branch (formerly Saanich-Victoria Branch) was the first branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library system, opening in 1966 in the Town and Country Shopping Centre. In 1972, the branch relocated to the 3500 Blanshard Street location and in 1999 was renamed after the famous author and artist Emily Carr. The branch relocated to the Uptown complex in January 2014.

    Relocation: The replacement of the Emily Carr Branch was identified as the top priority facility improvement in the GVPL Facilities Plan, Making Space for the Future.


    Branch Hours & Facility Information

       Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday  Sunday
    Open 10 am
    10 am
    10 am
    10 am
     10 am
    10 am
    1 pm
    Closed 6 pm
    6 pm
    6 pm
    9 pm
    6 pm
    6 pm
    5 pm

    Holiday and Closure schedule

    Parking: Free parking at Uptown for a maximum of four hours.

    Bus Route: Bus routes to all GVPL locations

    Maps & Directions:

    PDF map of new location at Uptown

    Directions for pedestrians, cyclists, transit riders and drivers (PDF)

    How to get to the new Emily Carr Branch by bike (PDF)

    Accessibility: Full access for people with disabilities.


    Services & Resources

    Language Collections: French, Chinese, Hindi, Punjabi

    Programs & Events: Emily Carr Program Calendar

    Meeting Rooms: Small meeting room (seats six) available for the public to book for free. The room can be reserved on the day of use for a maximum two-hour block. Call or visit the branch to book.