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Upcoming Events

Drop-in Baby Time
Monday, November 24th, 10:30 - 11:00 am at Oak Bay Branch
Drop-in Toddler Time
Tuesday, November 25th, 10:30 - 11:00 am at Oak Bay Branch
Drop-in Family Storytime
Friday, November 28th, 10:30 - 11:00 am at Oak Bay Branch
Reading Buddies: Little Buddies
Saturday, November 29th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm at Oak Bay Branch
Reading Buddies: Little Buddies
Saturday, November 29th, 3:30 - 4:30 pm at Oak Bay Branch
Reading Buddies: Teen Volunteers
Saturday, November 29th, 1:45 - 3:00 pm at Oak Bay Branch
Reading Buddies: Teen Volunteers
Saturday, November 29th, 3:15 - 4:30 pm at Oak Bay Branch
Drop-in Baby Time
Monday, December 1st, 10:30 - 11:00 am at Oak Bay Branch
Drop-in Toddler Time
Tuesday, December 2nd, 10:30 - 11:00 am at Oak Bay Branch
Authors: Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail, Lynne Bowen & Christine Lowther
Thursday, December 4th, 7:00 - 8:45 pm at Oak Bay Branch
Drop-in Family Storytime
Friday, December 5th, 10:30 - 11:00 am at Oak Bay Branch
Reading Buddies: Little Buddies
Saturday, December 6th, 2:00 - 3:00 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  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 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