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August 22 – A new GVPL.ca is coming your way!

Posted on August 8, 2017

We have made big improvements to the functionality of our website: Mobile friendly (responsive design for tablets and smart phones) Option to apply for a new library card online, and start listening, reading and watching within minutes New room reservation




Say Hello to Lynda

Posted on June 22, 2017

GVPL cardholders can now access Lynda.com and its tens of thousands of e-learning videos and courses. Learn about business, software, photography, calligraphy, web development and so much more. Log in with your library card number and password »  




World Refugee Day – June 20

Posted on June 19, 2017

World Refugee Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly with the aim to raise awareness about the situation of refugees and internally displaced persons globally.




Langford Heritage One-Year Anniversary – Join Us

Posted on May 15, 2017

This Wednesday, May 17, the Langford Heritage Branch celebrates its first anniversary! Pop by 102-1314 Lakepoint Way (same building as the West Shore YM/YWCA) for celebratory cookies and to grab a book or two from the READ shelf or the




May is Asian Heritage Month

Posted on May 4, 2017

GVPL invites you to take part in free programs for children and adults to learn about the rich heritage of Asian cultures and arts.




Maritime Museum of BC Passes Now Available

Posted on May 1, 2017

Courageous explorers, uncharted waters, tragic shipwrecks. Greater Victoria Public Library cardholders can immerse themselves in British Columbia’s storied maritime heritage for free just by borrowing a pass from the library. Borrow a pass today »  




De-Constructing Colonization – Program Feedback

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Thank you to everyone who attended the second event in our four-part speaker series, presented on Thursday, May 11, in partnership with the Victoria Native Friendship Centre. Please take a moment to share your feedback with us or learn more




April is Poetry Month

Posted on April 3, 2017

Canadians celebrate poetry every April, the month T.S. Eliot called “the cruellest month” in his famous poem “The Waste Land.” Clear away April showers with GVPL: join us for poetry-inspired events and take us up on some reading recommendations.




Spring Break Programs

Posted on March 13, 2017

Learn with the library over Spring Break. Our librarians have planned free, awesome programs for kids. From March 20 to 30, we’ve got opportunities galore to learn through play — science sessions, special storytimes and even a spy academy for




Friends of the Library Booksale This Weekend

Posted on March 6, 2017

The Friends of the Greater Victoria Public Library are holding a booksale this Saturday and Sunday, March 11 and 12, down the hill behind the Juan de Fuca Branch, 1767 Island Highway, in building 5 of the Kinsmen Fieldhouse. Stock