Construction Notice: Esquimalt Branch
Construction of the Esquimalt Town Square is underway and is temporarily impacting parking and accessibility at the Esquimalt Branch.
The wheelchair ramp is closed until the end of March. During this time, the branch is wheelchair accessible only on weekdays from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm through the Esquimalt Municipal Hall building. Because the Municipal Hall is closed on the weekend, we regret the branch is not wheelchair accessible on Saturday and Sunday.
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.
Customer Service: 250-940-GVPL (4875)
District Coordinator: Eileen Gillette
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.
|Open||10:00 am||10:00 am||10:00 am||10:00 am||10:00 am||10:00 am||1:00 pm|
|Closed||6:00 pm||6:00 pm||6:00 pm||9:00 pm||9:00 pm||6:00 pm||5:00 pm|
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
Printers & Photocopiers: 1 multifunction machine
Wireless Internet: Free wireless access is available