Could you use some help with computers?

It’s difficult to stay up-to-date with constantly changing technology. To help you become more comfortable with computers, devices and digital resources, we offer one-on-one technical support through two programs:

  • GVPL One-on-One — A 30-minute, one-on-one session available at all library branches on library computers. For training on using our Digital Collections, please bring your own tablet, eReader or device. Registration is required. Register online or call 250-940-GVPL (4875) for more information.
  • Tech Buddies — A teen volunteer will help you become more comfortable using technologies like the Internet, email, smartphones, social media, digital cameras or whatever you wish to learn about. For more information, please call Customer Service at 250-940-GVPL (4875); inquire at any GVPL branch; or email teens@gvpl.ca.

GVPL also offers free computer classes in the fall, winter, and spring. Visit our event calendar to enroll in upcoming classes.

Do you have challenges reading traditional print books and magazines?

If you have difficulties with your vision or mobility, GVPL is pleased to offer services to assist you. We have a collection for print-disabled patrons that includes large-type books, audiobooks, and access to books in braille. We also offer Assistive Services for patrons with physical or mobility challenges — we can collect the items of your choice and hold them for you at the customer service desk, or, we can deliver the items to your home.

What can the Greater Victoria Public Library do for you?

The library is a great place to find books, movies and music, read newspapers and magazines or take computer classes, all for free! We also provide access to Assistive Services.

Are you a member of a book club?

We have book club sets of 10 books that you can check-out for your book club. Along with the books, we include an author biography, book summary and discussion questions to help get the conversation rolling. We also offer some large-type book club sets for patrons with vision challenges – and we have an audiobook book club, too, offered once a month from September to March. Keep an eye on the Programs and Events calendar for upcoming dates.

Interested in our free programming?

Check out our Programs and Events calendar to find out what is happening at the library, including author visits and computer classes. All our programs are free of charge.

Other Resources

BC Seniors’ Guide – A compilation of information and resources to help plan for and live a healthy lifestyle as we age. The guide includes information on provincial and federal programs, with sections on benefits, health, lifestyle, housing, transportation, finances and safety. The PDF can be downloaded in English, French, Chinese and Punjabi.

Seniors’ Services Directory – Produced by Seniors Serving Seniors, this resource contains more than 500 listings for community resources with information on a wide range of topics including adult day programs, health, housing, transportation and financial assistance.