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

Posted by 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 by 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 by 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 by on December 8, 2015

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




Skill Builders Adaptive Toys Kits

Posted by 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 by 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.




FAQs for changes to the website & catalogue

Posted by on July 8, 2015

With the recent system upgrade, there have been several changes to the library website and catalogue. Please check the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.




Career Opportunities

Posted by on July 7, 2015

We are currently seeking a Director of Communication and Development, and an Accounts Receivable and Payable Clerk. Both are regular full-time positions.




Borrow a tablet

Posted by on July 6, 2015

GVPL is lending Nexus 7 Tablets so you can explore the library’s extensive digital collections, including ebooks, downloadable and streaming audiobooks, movies, television shows, music and magazines. Learn how you can borrow a tablet.




Holiday Closure: Wednesday, July 1

Posted by on June 24, 2015

All GVPL branches will be closed on Wednesday, July 1 for Canada Day.