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Oak Bay Branch, 1442 Monterey Ave, Victoria BC  V8S 4W1

Stroll through quaint Oak Bay Village, and zip up the walkway across from Rogers’ Chocolates to the Oak Bay Branch, in the same building as the Monterey Recreation Centre.

The pleasant, old-time atmosphere of Oak Bay’s main street extends into the library. A stained glass window with bright-coloured shelves of books greets you in the foyer.

The Tonkin heritage house, built in 1913, became part of the library in 1999, adding to the branch a sunny reading room, magazine room with cozy fireplace and a program room for patrons of all ages to explore new ideas.

The heritage feel of the branch complements its modern conveniences. You can research on public computers, plug in your laptop to work on a school project, or get one-on-one help using devices and borrowing from our digital collections.

We love being part of vibrant, dynamic Oak Bay. Look for us at the Oak Bay Tea Party, the Oak Bay night markets and Hallowe’en on the Boulevard.

Branch Features

  • Special areas reserved for kids and teens
  • Public computers
  • Mobile charging stations
  • World languages: Chinese, Spanish (children’s materials only)

Branch Information

District Coordinator: Andrea Brimmell

Branch Supervisor: Vacant

Parking: Free parking in lot (up to two hours)

Bus Routes: #2, 8  BC Transit


Special Features

  • Book-themed stained-glass windows greet you in the foyer.
  • The addition of the Tonkin heritage house to the library means you can find lovely corners with cozy fireplaces for quiet reading.

Upcoming Programs & Events

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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