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Monday10:00 am6:00 pm
Tuesday10:00 am6:00 pm
Wednesday10:00 am6:00 pm
Thursday10:00 am9:00 pm
Friday10:00 am9:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am6:00 pm
Sunday1:00 pm5:00 pm

Nellie McClung Branch, 3950 Cedar Hill Rd, Victoria BC  V8P 3Z9

Meeting place, living room, technology hub, nerve centre. Nellie McClung Branch is go, go, go from open to close.

Named for suffragette and author Nellie McClung, who lived in nearby Gordon Head, the branch is located near the busy intersection of McKenzie and Shelbourne. Nellie McClung is the “it” branch for several nearby schools, including the University of Victoria, and seniors’ centres.

Its location by two major arteries makes it a convenient meeting place for students studying with tutors, adults commuting to and from work, and neighbourhood folk looking to relax with the newspaper, connect with others and see what’s new at the library.

With one of the largest computer labs in the GVPL system, Nellie McClung is a great space to learn to navigate a new device, do online research into your ancestry or get help with a digital resource.

Several times a year, Nellie McClung attracts hundreds of people as the proud host of book sales presented by the Friends of the Library. It’s a great time to visit our branch and see what keeps us hopping at Nellie McClung.

Branch Features

  • Special areas for kids and teens
  • Public computers in Learning Centre
  • Mobile charging stations
  • World languages: Chinese, Japanese
  • Bookable community room (temporarily unavailable)

Branch Information

District Coordinator: Olivia Anderson

Branch Supervisor: Becky Lee

Parking: Free parking in lot

Bus Routes: #12, 16, 24, 26, 27, 28, 39, 51  BC Transit


Special Features

  • Relax in our seating area in one of Harry Bertoia's famous diamond chairs.
  • Nellie McClung Branch has a Learning Centre with 16 computers.
  • The Friends of GVPL host book sales in the Nellie McClung community room.

Upcoming Programs & Events

Family Storytime – Nellie McClung Branch

January 22, 10:30 am-11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday, repeating until May 14, 2018

Baby Time – Nellie McClung Branch

January 24, 11:30 am-12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Wednesday, repeating until May 16, 2018


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