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Reopening FAQs.
Monday10:00 am6:00 pm
Tuesday10:00 am7:00 pm
Wednesday10:00 am6:00 pm
Thursday10:00 am7:00 pm
Friday10:00 am6:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am6:00 pm
Return items everyday, any time except for statutory holidays.

Saanich Centennial Branch, 3110 Tillicum Rd, Victoria BC  V9A 6T2
Located in the G.R. Pearkes Recreation Centre

We take to heart the idea that libraries are the community living room.

Natural light cascades down from skylights that run the entire length of this award-winning, LEED branch.

We have a gas fireplace near our magazine area with comfy chairs to sink into when reading the newspaper or watching a movie from our digital collections.

The areas for children, tweens and teens are popular for homework, relaxing and learning through play, and our computer lab is a favourite spot for patrons who use the branch as an office.

Throughout the branch, artistic displays of books and information will catch your eye, especially our famous tree display at the entrance. Our patrons love to discover what will be featured on the tree, made of scrunched up brown construction paper surrounding a pillar.

The branch is in the same building as Pearkes Recreation Centre, and Saanich Archives is located inside the branch. Sharing a space has resulted in a unique partnership; we offer specialized local history programs and services for our patrons.

Before shopping at Tillicum Centre, heading to the movies at SilverCity, or working out at the Pearkes Recreation Centre, follow your curiosity to the Saanich Centennial Branch, opened in honour of the City of Saanich’s 100th anniversary in 2007.

Branch Features

  • Special areas reserved for kids and teens
  • Public computers
  • Mobile charging stations
  • World languages: Chinese, Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish
  • Bookable study room
  • Saanich Archives is located in the branch, open Monday to Friday, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm (Please note: The library is not open until 10:00 am, but Saanich Archives is open by phone or appointment at 9:30 am)

Branch Information

District Coordinator: Eileen Gillette

Parking: Free parking in lot

Bus Routes: #11, 21, 22, 26  BC Transit


Special Features

  • Look up to see a piece of unique artwork — a book transforming into a phoenix.
  • Libraries are the living rooms of the community. Have a seat and make yourself at home.
  • Explore Saanich Archives from inside Saanich Centennial. Learn about pioneer families, architecture, development and more.

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