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EMILY CARR BRANCH

DayOpenClosed
Closed Mon., August 6, for BC Day.
Monday10:00 am6:00 pm
Tuesday10:00 am6:00 pm
Wednesday10:00 am6:00 pm
Thursday10:00 am9:00 pm
Friday10:00 am6:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am6:00 pm
Sunday

Emily Carr Branch, 101-3521 Blanshard St, Victoria BC  V8Z 0B9
Located at Uptown

Artist and author Emily Carr wrote in 1936, There is nothing to compare with the push of life.”

We liked her words so much, they adorn the wall of our branch and are a perfect fit with the branch’s personality.

Life pushes on, as Carr wrote, but our key location in Uptown Shopping Centre by Highways 1 and 17 makes it easier for you to enrich your busy life with a visit to the library after shopping, work or appointments. Pick up a book you put on hold, grab a Fastview or print your résumé to apply for work at Uptown.

Located on the second floor, the branch has an outdoor reading garden, and you can catch a glimpse of the Olympic Mountains from the living room.

A few prints of Carr’s work adorns the walls, a reminder of our namesake’s contributions to arts and culture, learning and discovery.

Originally named the Saanich-Victoria Branch, Emily Carr opened in 1966 and was the first branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library system outside of the main library in downtown Victoria. The branch was renamed Emily Carr in 1999 and moved to its Uptown location in 2014.

Branch Features

  • Special areas for kids and teens
  • Public computers
  • Mobile charging stations
  • World languages: Chinese, Hindi, Punjabi
  • Bookable study room
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Branch Information

District Coordinator: Olivia Anderson

Branch Supervisor: Darina Perfenova

Parking: Free parking in lot

Bus Routes: #26, 30, 31, 50, 61, 70, 75  BC Transit

All branches have printing and photocopying available. The cost is $0.25 per black and white page or $0.50 per colour page. Your library card serves as your copy card; you can add funds to it at the branch. If you don’t have a library card, bring a piece of photo ID, and we will be happy to make you one to provide access to printing and copying services.

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Special Features

  • Enjoy a view of the Olympic Mountains from our cozy living room.
  • The reading garden is bright and beautiful.
  • Emily Carr is the only GVPL branch in a shopping mall. Stop by after shopping to pick up a movie for a quiet night at home.

Upcoming Programs & Events

Family Storytime – Emily Carr Branch

July 17, 9:30 am-10:00 am

Prepare to be A-mazed!

July 19, 2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Ninja Storytime — Emily Carr

August 9, 10:30 am-11:30 am
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Come Visit Us

Library cards are free

They’re your passport to connect, discover and imagine.

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

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