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How Do I 2017-08-28T10:58:30+00:00

WELCOME TO THE NEW GVPL.CA

Hello!

We hope you like what you find inside our new virtual branch.
This website was created by a talented team of library staff. Community members tested the website and gave us valuable feedback. We listened, and learned. The version you see today is the result!
Your journey begins now. Have fun exploring the new website. If you are new to the library, we hope it will change your mind about what the library has to offer. If you already use the library, welcome back. We know using the library can literally change your mind – through reading, learning, playing and connecting with others. Make a new discovery today at gvpl.ca.

Thank You

The Friends of the Greater Victoria Public Library provided a special gift to support the development of the new gvpl.ca website.

What’s New?

  • The website is mobile friendly. That means the dimensions of the website scale up or down, depending on the size of the screen you are using. You can now easily visit gvpl.ca on a smartphone or tablet, as well as a laptop or desktop computer.
  • Greater Victoria residents can apply for a new library card online, and start listening, reading and watching within minutes.
  • Public space is in high demand for quiet study, small group work or team meetings. We have added new study rooms to the booking system. They are free to use and convenient to reserve.
  • Search and register for hundreds of free events, activities and learning opportunities – quickly – using the new program and events calendar.
  • You can now search for items in the catalogue, our program and events calendar and the website from one location – the search bar on the top of every page.
  • Contact us with your questions, requests or comments. The most popular request forms are collected in one location to save you time.
  • The most frequently asked questions – with direct links to the answers – are located in the new How do I… section.
  • It is easy to get to My Account, and it is easier than ever to start reading, listening, watching and learning directly from our website. Our virtual branch is always open.
  • Looking for new reading recommendations? Check out our Book Love reading lists and a colourful carousel of titles to catch your eye.
  • Discover something new. Try the We Suggest categories for unique collections such as our Culture and Recreation passes, StoryWalk kits and DigiLab programs for teens.
  • Has the library played a meaningful role in your life? Share your story with us. Let others know how the library makes a positive difference.