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Limited service hours.
In-person hours:

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

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

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

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 seating throughout the branch, 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 reserved for kids and teens
  • Public computers throughout the branch (We have moved the computers from the computer lab into pods around the library. You can book a public computer at kiosks in the library or speak with a staff member.)
  • Mobile charging stations
  • World languages: Chinese, Japanese, Korean

Branch Information

District Coordinator: Andrea Brimmell

Branch Supervisor: Becky Lee

Parking: Free parking in lot

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

  • Relax in our seating area in one of Harry Bertoia's famous diamond chairs.
  • The branch is named for Nellie McClung, a well-known sufragette, author and activist who lived in Gordon Head from 1934 to 51.
  • The Friends of GVPL host book sales in the Nellie McClung community room.

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.

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

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