Central Branch

735 Broughton St.
Victoria, BC
V8W 3H2

Customer Service: 250-940-GVPL (4875)
Fax: 250-385-5971

District Coordinator: Phillippa Brown

Branch Supervisor: Martin Brooks

Branch Information: The Central Branch is the main resource centre for the Library system and has many specialized collections and services, as well as an excellent general collection.

The Central Branch occupies 48,222 square feet of the Waddington Building complex. This facility also houses the Administration Services Office.

Wayfinding – Central Branch Floor Plans

Branch Information

 Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday  Sunday
Open 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am Closed
Closed  6:00 pm  9:00 pm  9:00 pm  9:00 pm  6:00 pm  6:00 pm


Parking: Street parking by meter as well as in Broughton Street Parkade

Bus Route: Bus routes to all GVPL locations

Map: Google map

Accessibility: Full access for people with disabilities.


Services & Resources

World Language Collections: Chinese, Dutch, German, Hindi, Hungarian,Italian, Japanese, Korean, Punjabi, Polish, Portugese, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese

Programs & Events: Central Branch Program Calendar

Meeting Rooms: Space Rental Information     Online Booking

Specialized Services: Heritage Room     Assistive Services

Computers & Technology

 Public Internet  Public Express Internet Children’s Internet  Teen Internet  Kiosks  Self Check-outs  Adaptive
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Public Computer & Copier Information


Printers & Photocopiers: 2 multifunction machines

Wireless Internet: Free wireless access is available

Specialized Technology: Microfilm readers – 2 (one of these is a microfilm scanner with print and save-to-USB capabilities)