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Cascadia Poetry Festival Poetry Contest

Posted by on March 27, 2015

In partnership with Vancouver Island Regional Library we invite you to submit an original poem for a chance to win tickets to theCascadia Poetry Festival. Entries will be judged by Victoria Poet Laureate, Yvonne Blomer and Nanaimo Poet Laureate, Naomi




Library PressDisplay service has resumed

Posted by on March 24, 2015

Thank you for your patience during this service disruption. Start reading newspapers from all over the world: gvpl.ca/pressdisplay




Brighten your wallet with a new GVPL library card

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Victoria, BC –Greater Victoria Public Library is pleased to introduce new library cards, featuring three fun and attractive designs, available at all GVPL branches starting immediately. The cards come with corresponding miniature key-chain cards for added convenience, and all card




Borrow digital magazines

Posted by on March 18, 2015

GVPL is excited to introduce Zinio for Libraries, which provides you with access to hundreds of digital magazines on your computer, tablet or smartphone. Learn more >>




Online Fines Payment System Unavailable

Posted by on March 17, 2015

The online fines payment service will be offline until May 2015 when it will return in a new and improved format. We apologize for the inconvenience. Fines payments can be made in-person at any branch or by calling 250-940-4875.




Greater Victoria Public Library adds access to hundreds of digital magazines

Posted by on March 16, 2015

Greater Victoria Public Library is adding many of the world’s most popular magazines to its collection with Zinio for Libraries, a digital magazine collection. Hundreds of titles that span fashion, business, health, technology and more will be available to view




“What The Librarians Are Reading”

Posted by on March 13, 2015

Victoria-based online bookseller AbeBooks recently posted an article featuring 10 GVPL librarians and the books they’re reading. Take a look >>  




Victoria Beer Week: March 7-15

Posted by on March 6, 2015

Cheers! GVPL celebrates the second annual Victoria Beer Week with a talk by two local beer writers, Adem Tepedelen and Greg Evans, on Tuesday, March 10th at Central. Sign up here>>




GVPL is a drop-off location for Listen Up Victoria

Posted by on March 2, 2015

During the month of March, you can drop off gently used iPods at any GVPL branch as part of Listen Up Victoria’s iPod drive to support music therapy on Vancouver Island. More >>




Books for Babies Survey

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Did you receive a GVPL Books for Babies bag when your child was born? Please take a few minutes to tell us what you think so we can improve this early literacy program. More >>