Upcoming Events

Drop-in Family Storytime
Wednesday, April 1st, 10:30 - 11:00 am at Esquimalt Branch
Good Friday Closure
All Day at All Branches
Easter Sunday Closure
All Day at All Branches
Easter Monday Closure
All Day at All Branches
Drop-in Family Storytime
Wednesday, April 8th, 10:30 - 11:00 am at Esquimalt Branch
1-on-1: Getting Started with Computers & eReaders
Thursday, April 9th, 2:00 - 2:30 pm at Esquimalt Branch
Drop-in Baby Time
Friday, April 10th, 10:30 - 11:00 am at Esquimalt Branch

Esquimalt Branch

1231 Esquimalt Rd.
Victoria, BC
V9A 3P1

Customer Service: 250-940-GVPL (4875)

District Coordinator: Judy Moore

Branch Supervisor: Emilia Penkova

Branch Information: The new Esquimalt Branch opened on May 15, 2003 and was designed by Vic Davies Architect Ltd. and built by Wales McLelland Construction. The Esquimalt Branch faces the Town Square at the back of the Esquimalt Municipal Hall. It is 8,600 square feet on one level, with space for  Internet computers, collections and for the public to use for reading and studying. There's also a  children's program room to beckon children into storytimes and other programs. The previous Esquimalt Branch officially opened on April 16, 1985. It was designed by Marshall Goldsworthy and Associates and built by Marvet Construction Ltd. It took the place of an even older branch, which had been in the Esquimalt Plaza since 1969.


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  9 pm  6 pm 5 pm

Holiday and Closure schedule


Parking: Free parking in adjacent lot

Bus Route: Bus routes to all GVPL locations

Map: Google map

Accessibility: Full access for people with disabilities.


Services & Resources


World Languages Collections: Spanish (children's books only)

Programs & Events: Esquimalt Program Calendar

Meeting Rooms: Available for Library Programs only


Technology & Equipment



 Public Internet Public Express Internet Children's Internet  Teen Internet
 Kiosks Self Check-outs Adaptive
10 1 1  3 5 1 1

Public Computer & Copier Information


Printers & Photocopiers: 1 multifunction machine

Wireless Internet: Free wireless access is available