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Support Your Library

Your gift helps inspire literacy, lifelong learning and community enrichment for all.

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Every one has their own library story. Many give because they have fond childhood memories of taking home stacks of books from the library. Others donate because they believe the entire community benefits from a public library. Your donation helps the library offer exceptional collections, vibrant spaces and community driven programs and services.

Vibrant Library Spaces: A library is more than a place to check out a book – it is a community meeting space, a virtual office, a play zone and a sanctuary for knowledge seekers. Your donation helps us refresh and renew our spaces.

Community-Driven Programs and Services: Your support helps us expand our programs and services to instill a love of reading in kids, help people navigate the online world, welcome newcomers and support job seekers. There are lifelong learning opportunities for every age and every stage of life at the library.

Exceptional Collections: There is no limit to what you can do with your library card. GVPL lends more than six million books, magazines, DVDs and other items each year. Your support helps us keep up with the growing demand for print and digital collections.

The Greater Victoria Public Library is a registered charity. Donors will receive a charitable tax receipt for all eligible donations (1) in accordance with Canada Revenue Agency guidelines.

Click here to make your donation online.

Our charitable registration number is 11894 6979 RR0001.

Questions about supporting your library may be directed to:

Communications and Development
735 Broughton Street
Victoria, BC
Email donate@gvpl.ca
Phone 250-940-4875 ext. 345


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(1) The following transactions are not eligible for charitable tax receipts: A gift of service, the purchase of an item or service, sponsorship of projects for which the donor retains right of property, including intellectual property. In the case of fundraising events where admission price includes a donation and a purchase of service(s), the Library follows the CRA’s guidelines in determining the amount considered to be eligible for a charitable tax receipt.