Esquimalt Branch

Construction Notice: Esquimalt Branch

Construction of the Esquimalt Town Square is underway and is temporarily impacting parking and accessibility at the Esquimalt Branch.

The branch is accessible by the wheelchair ramp or through the Esquimalt Municipal Hall, open weekdays from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. The stairs and sidewalk are closed for construction.

The parking lot will be unavailable until further notice. Alternative parking is available on the street and in the south parking lot behind Archie Browning Sports Centre. The branch is only accessible from Esquimalt Road.

Stay up to date on the Esquimalt Town Square project on the municipal website.

1231 Esquimalt Rd.
Victoria, BC
V9A 3P1

Customer Service: 250-940-GVPL (4875)

District Coordinator: Phillippa Brown

Branch Supervisor: Emilia Penkova

Branch Information: The Esquimalt Branch opened on May 15, 2003 and was designed by Vic Davies Architect Ltd. and built by Wales McLelland Construction. The Esquimalt Branch faces the Town Square at the back of the Esquimalt Municipal Hall. It is 8,600 square feet on one level, with space for  Internet computers, collections and for the public to use for reading and studying. There’s also a  children’s program room to beckon children into storytimes and other programs. The previous Esquimalt Branch officially opened on April 16, 1985. It was designed by Marshall Goldsworthy and Associates and built by Marvet Construction Ltd. It took the place of an even older branch, which had been in the Esquimalt Plaza since 1969.

Branch Information

 Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday  Saturday  Sunday
Open 10:00 am 10:00 am 10:00 am 10:00 am 10:00 am 10:00 am Closed
Closed  6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm  9:00 pm 9:00 pm  6:00 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 Languages Collections: Spanish (children’s books only)

Programs & Events: Esquimalt Program Calendar

Meeting Rooms: Available for Library Programs only.

Computers & Technology

 Public Internet Public Express Internet Children’s Internet  Teen Internet
 Kiosks Self Check-outs Adaptive
10 1 1  3 5 1 1

Public Computer & Copier Information


Printers & Photocopiers: 1 multifunction machine

Wireless Internet: Free wireless access is available