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Upcoming

Beginner ESL Conversation Class
Thursday, May 4th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm at Central Branch
Asian Heritage Month: Kimono and Japanese Culture with Hitomi Harama
Friday, May 5th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm at Central Branch
Asian Heritage Month: Japanese Tea Ceremony
Saturday, May 6th, 11:00 - 12:00 pm at Central Branch
Asian Heritage Month: Tai Chi Kung Fu Fan
Saturday, May 6th, 10:30 - 11:30 am at Oak Bay Branch
Beginner ESL Conversation Class
Thursday, May 11th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm at Central Branch
Asian Heritage Month: Tai Chi Kung Fu Fan with Su Ma
Saturday, May 13th, 10:30 - 11:30 am at Nellie McClung Branch
Asian Heritage Month: Origami: The Art of Paper Folding
Saturday, May 13th, 10:30 - 11:30 am at Bruce Hutchison Branch
Asian Heritage Month: Origami and the Art of Paper Folding
Saturday, May 13th, 2:30 - 3:30 pm at Saanich Centennial Branch

Multicultural Services

Welcome to the Greater Victoria Public Library! Library cards are free to residents and property owners in the Greater Victoria area. Refugees and Homestay students may use the Address Verification Form to establish address.

The Library in Your Language

The library offers books, music CDs and DVDs in 15 languages and newspapers and magazines in 10 languages. 8 out of 10 GVPL branches carry World Language materials. Most of our World Languages materials have been fully catalogued and can be searched in the catalogue. Holds can be placed on items for pickup at any GVPL branch.

Check out our World Languages Collection for more information.


Free Internet Access & Computer Use

You can use the library’s computers for free. Our computers have Internet access, Microsoft Office and other software. We also have kids’ computers with educational games. Printing is available at a cost of 25 cents per page. You can reserve a library computer online.


Free Programs

We offer many kinds of programs for people of all ages, including storytimes for children and computer classes for seniors. Check out our program and events calendar and register online.