Bruce Hutchison Branch

4636 Elk Lake Dr.
Saanich Commonwealth Place
Victoria, BC
V8Z 7K2

Customer Service: 250-940-GVPL (4875)

District Coordinator: Olivia Anderson

Branch Supervisor: Veneta Petkova

Branch Information: The Bruce Hutchison Branch was built in 1993 as part of the Saanich Commonwealth Recreation Centre and it opened its doors October 1994. The Branch is named after Bruce Hutchison, a well-known author and long-time Saanich resident; he died in 1992. It was designed by Advanced Architects Limited and built by Campbell Construction. The Branch is 9,196 sq. ft. including a program room for 40 people shared with Commonwealth Place.


Branch Hours & Facility Information

 Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday  Sunday
Open 10 am 10 am  10 am  10 am  10 am 10 am Closed
Closed  6 pm 9 pm  9 pm  9 pm  6 pm  6 pm

Holiday and Closure schedule


Parking: Free parking in adjacent lot

Bus Route: Bus routes to all GVPL locations

Map: Google map

Accessibility: Full access for people with disabilities.


Services & Resources


World Language Collections: Chinese, Punjabi, Spanish

Programs & Events: Bruce Hutchison Program Calendar

Meeting Rooms: Available for Library Programs only


Technology & Equipment



 Public Internet Children’s Internet Teen Internet  Kiosks  Self Check-outs Adaptive
10 1 2  7 2 1

Public Computer & Copier Information


Printers & Photocopiers:  – 1 multifunction machine

Wireless Internet: Free wireless access is available