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Service Disruption: Digital Collection

As of February 24, 2021, we are experiencing issues with some of our digital collections. The following collections are temporarily unavailable: Ancestry Library Auto Repair Source BC Stats Ebsco Small Engine Repair Dragonsource Magazines Encyclopedie Universalis MasterFILE Premier Naxos Jazz Naxos Music Library Naxos World NoveList

Service Disruption: Digital Collection2021-03-03T14:49:03+00:00

Scheduled System Outage

Our website, including access to some GVPL digital collections, customer service phone line, and public computers at the sxʷeŋxʷəŋ təŋəxʷ James Bay Branch will be offline between Saturday, February 20 and Monday, February 22 for planned maintenance. Place holds, manage your account, and access online content, including ebooks and e-audiobooks, ahead of time. There will be limited in-person service available during the system maintenance, but you may borrow from the browsing collection and return items. Regular library service will resume on Tuesday, February 23. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Scheduled System Outage2021-02-18T10:41:45+00:00

Changes to e-audiobooks

Starting December 17, 2020 current RBdigital e-audiobook holds will no longer be available along with your listening history and wish list within your RBdigital e-audiobook account. Learn more >>

Changes to e-audiobooks2021-02-16T10:59:32+00:00

Meet Victoria’s New Youth Poet Laureate – James Summer

January 15, 2021 VICTORIA, BC – The City of Victoria and the Greater Victoria Public Library are pleased to announce James Summer is Victoria’s new Youth Poet Laureate. The Youth Poet Laureate serves as Victoria’s champion for youth and [...]

Meet Victoria’s New Youth Poet Laureate – James Summer2021-01-15T11:02:49+00:00

GVPL extends open hours at select branches and re-introduces computer lab at sxʷeŋxʷəŋ təŋəxʷ James Bay Branch

January 13, 2021 Victoria, BC – Beginning today, Greater Victoria Public Library (GVPL) is pleased to offer extended open hours at four of its branches and access to public computer stations at the sxʷeŋxʷəŋ təŋəxʷ James Bay branch. As [...]

GVPL extends open hours at select branches and re-introduces computer lab at sxʷeŋxʷəŋ təŋəxʷ James Bay Branch2021-01-14T11:46:36+00:00

Peek-a-boo! Here’s a quote to brighten your day:

“When in doubt, go to the library.” – Hermione Granger