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Upcoming Events

2014 Summer Reading Club
Ongoing Event at All Branches
Teen Book Review Club (all that and a bag of chips!)
Ongoing Event at All Branches
GVPL Summer Challenge
Ongoing Event at All Branches
Travelling Puppet Show for Preschoolers: Puppetry Camp
Wednesday, July 23rd, 10:30 - 11:30 am at Oak Bay Branch
Travelling Puppet Show for School-Aged Kids: Puppetry Camp
Wednesday, July 23rd, 1:30 - 3:30 pm at Oak Bay Branch
Tech Buddies: Teen Volunteers
Wednesday, July 23rd, 1:45 - 3:15 pm at Oak Bay Branch
Special Summer Reading Club Guest: GVPL Board Trustee, Kevin Murdoch
Wednesday, July 23rd, 1:00 - 2:00 pm at Oak Bay Branch
Travelling Puppet Show for Preschoolers: Puppetry Camp
Thursday, July 24th, 10:30 - 11:30 am at Oak Bay Branch
Travelling Puppet Show for School-Aged Kids: Puppetry Camp
Thursday, July 24th, 1:30 - 3:30 pm at Oak Bay Branch
Tech Buddies: Teen Volunteers
Thursday, July 24th, 1:45 - 3:15 pm at Oak Bay Branch
Drop-in Family Storytime
Friday, July 25th, 10:30 - 11:00 am at Oak Bay Branch
Travelling Puppet Show for School-Aged Kids: Performance
Friday, July 25th, 1:30 - 2:15 pm at Oak Bay Branch

Oak Bay Branch

1442 Monterey Ave.
Victoria, BC
V8S 4W1

Customer Service: 250-940-GVPL (4875)

District Coordinator: Judy Moore

Branch Supervisor: Catherine Cardiff

Branch Information: The Oak Bay Branch, originally opened in December 1971, was designed by Wagg & Hambleton and built by E.J. Hunter & Sons. Tony James of Warner James Architects designed the newly expanded and renovated Branch officially opened to the public on October 7, 1999. The total size of the Branch, including the basement, is 11,358 square feet, an expansion of 5,300 square feet over the original floor plan. The renovation also included a new entry to the Branch and the Monterey Seniors Centre. The glass artwork is by local artists Thomas Mercer and Ed Schaefer.

A unique design feature of this Branch is the incorporation of the Tonkin heritage home on Hampshire Road into the expanded space. Highlights include two gas fireplaces, a special conservatory reading room and a new community room.

 

Branch Hours & Facility Information

   Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday  Sunday
Open 10 am 10 am  10 am  10 am  10 am 10 am  Closed
Closed  6 pm 6 pm  6 pm  9 pm  9 pm  6 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 Language Collections: Chinese, Spanish (Children's materials only)

Programs & Events: Oak Bay Program Calendar

Meeting Rooms: Space Rental Information     Online Booking

 


 

Technology & Equipment

 

Computers

 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:  1 multifunction machine

Wireless Internet: Free wireless access is available