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Juan de Fuca Branch2018-08-23T08:16:40+00:00


Open as of July 18 for limited service.
In-person hours:

For those who self-identify as senior or immuno-compromised:
Monday to Saturday
11:00 am—12:00 pm

For everyone:
Monday to Saturday
12:00 pm—4:00 pm

Now return items everyday, any time except for statutory holidays.
Reopening FAQs.

Juan de Fuca Branch, 1759 Island Hwy, Victoria BC  V9B 1J1
Adjacent to the West Shore Recreation Centre Complex

Look around the Juan de Fuca Branch, and you’ll see the library is an extension of home. Adults read in their favourite nooks; kids learn through play with puzzles, puppets, toys and books; teens type away at their laptops, with easy access to research materials and help from a librarian.

With its sky-high ceilings and 1,500-square-foot wall of windows, Juan de Fuca is a public space everyone can feel welcome in, a sanctuary of knowledge that is also a comfortable place to connect with others.

Located in the north end of Colwood, the Juan de Fuca Branch is the largest of three GVPL branches in the West Shore. It’s a hub of activity, especially in the programming room, used for storytimes and general interest programs for all ages.

In the branch, you’ll find cozy corners for reading, learning and leisure, and outside, you can feed your heart and soul with a walk through beautiful trails.

Juan de Fuca is home to GVPL’s Collections and Technical Services department, which selects books, CDs, DVDs and other items for the library’s collection, preparing them for you to check out and enjoy.

This branch is a community living room, with caring, professional staff to help you feel at ease, find the information you seek and introduce you to new ideas that will delight and uplift you.

Branch Features

  • Special areas reserved for kids and teens
  • Public computers
  • Mobile charging stations
  • World Languages: Chinese and Spanish children’s books
  • Bookable meeting room

Branch Information

District Coordinator: Andrea Brimmell

Branch Supervisor: Nathan Pagan

Parking: Free parking in lot

Bus Routes: #39, 43, 46, 48, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 61 (Colwood Exchange is nearby)  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.


Special Features

  • Enjoy lovely green space and walking trails right behind the library.
  • The branch was funded as a joint venture between Colwood, Highlands, Langford and Metchosin.
  • High ceilings, wood pillars, an open layout and oodles of natural light.

Upcoming Programs & Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.
There are no upcoming events at this time.
There are no upcoming events at this time.

Come Visit Us

Library cards are free

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


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

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