Class Visits

All full-service branches welcome class visits for story programs for younger students and book talks and/or tours for older students.  Library cards for students can be distributed on the day of your class visit.

After booking a class visit, teachers can send a Library Card Application Form home with each student for parents/guardians to sign. Teachers should bring the completed forms to the libraryat least seven days prior to the class visit, to allow for processing of the new cards.

Call the Children’s & Family Literacy Librarian at any GVPL branch to discuss your needs and book your visit!



Great Programs & Volunteer Opportunities for Your Middle & High School Students!

Want to get the word out on our programs, designed especially for teens aged 13 to 18? For more details, visit our Teens page and our Teen Volunteers page.

Early Childhood Educators

Are you an Early Childhood Educator who needs professional development hours?  Some of our programs may suit your criteria! We can provide a letter of completion at the end of the workshop upon request.  Ask the Children’s Librarian at your local branch for more details.

Homework Help

We have a number of online encyclopedias and article databases just for students, plus information on bibliographic citations, all via our Homework Help page.

Please note: a valid Greater Victoria Public Library card and password are required to access library account information, holds and renewals as well as to access electronic resources, such as EBSCOhost MasterFILE Premier.

Tips for Teachers — Fast Facts

  • We recommend teachers keep class assignments broad enough for students to work on a range of topics.
  • Books, DVDs, magazine/newspaper articles, print/electronic encyclopedias, and reliable websites, are all excellent sources of information.
  • Help keep library books intact by requiring original artwork or photocopies for your assignments.


Reading Buddies

Do you know a student who needs a little help with reading? Do you know a student who would make a great teen volunteer?  Reading Buddies provides reading practice, literacy-based activities for children currently in (or just completed) Grades 1 to 4, who are paired up with a volunteer teen Big Buddy aged 13-18. Visit our Reading Buddies page for more details.