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Posted on February 25, 2016

Explore the GVPL catalogue on any device. No need to download or install an app. The interface is available in 26 languages. Try it now »  




Phil Edmonston Visits GVPL

Posted on February 23, 2016

“Dr. Phil,” Canada’s best-known automotive expert and bestselling author of Lemon-Aid consumer guides, will visit the library on Thursday morning from 11 am – 12 pm in the Central Branch Rotunda.




Black History Month

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In honour of Canada’s month long celebration of Black History Month, we are hosting a special exhibit at the Central Branch on loan from Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada, as well as a special evening of music and spoken word




Heritage Week is February 15-21

Posted on February 16, 2016

In honour of BC’s Heritage Week we’re hosting another great program that will take you back in time. Details >>




Meet Victoria’s new Youth Poet Laureate – Ann-Bernice Thomas

Posted on January 15, 2016

Ann-Bernice Thomas was announced as Victoria’s newest Youth Poet Laureate. Read more »




Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Emily Carr Branch

Posted on January 5, 2016

On January 8, 1966, Saanich Reeve H. Curtis opened the first branch of the Victoria Public Library in the Town and Country shopping centre (later known as the Emily Carr Branch). It was the start of the region-wide system we know




Emerging Local Authors Book Fair

Posted on January 1, 2016

Meet writers from the 2015 collection at the next Emerging Local Authors Book Fair on Saturday, January 23 at the Central Branch, 1:30-4:30 pm.




Staff Picks from 2015

Posted on December 8, 2015

We’ve compiled a list of our favourite Canadian books from 2015!




Skill Builders Adaptive Toys Kits

Posted on November 25, 2015

GVPL has added to our collection fun toys that have been specially selected for kids with developmental and physical challenges. Great for all families! Learn more »




Thanks for your generous support!

Posted on November 3, 2015

Almost 600 GVPL patrons participated in last weekend’s Food for Fines event donating non-perishable food items for local food banks in return for up to $5 in fines waived.