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January 11, 2022|

For over fifty years, GVPL has been enriching the Esquimalt community by inspiring discovery, curiosity, and creativity through the sharing of spaces, experiences, and ideas.

Support the Library

January 11, 2022|

Everyone has their own library story. Many give because they have fond childhood memories of taking home stacks of books from the library.

Problems receiving emails from GVPL?

March 15, 2021|

Some patrons are not receiving email notifications from GVPL, including messages about hold pick-up dates, resource returns and renewals, and reminders about library account expiry dates.

Service Disruption: Digital Collection

February 24, 2021|

As of February 24, 2021, we are experiencing issues with some of our digital collections. The following collections are temporarily unavailable: Ancestry Library Auto Repair Source BC Stats Ebsco Small Engine Repair Dragonsource Magazines Encyclopedie Universalis MasterFILE Premier Naxos Jazz Naxos Music Library Naxos World NoveList

Scheduled System Outage

February 16, 2021|

Our website, including access to some GVPL digital collections, customer service phone line, and public computers at the sxʷeŋxʷəŋ təŋəxʷ James Bay Branch will be offline between Saturday, February 20 and Monday, February 22 for planned maintenance. Place holds, manage your account, and access online content, including ebooks and e-audiobooks, ahead of time. There will be limited in-person service available during the system maintenance, but you may borrow from the browsing collection and return items. Regular library service will resume on Tuesday, February 23. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Changes to e-audiobooks

February 12, 2021|

Starting December 17, 2020 current RBdigital e-audiobook holds will no longer be available along with your listening history and wish list within your RBdigital e-audiobook account. Learn more >>

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