Oak Bay Branch

1442 Monterey Ave.
Victoria, BC
V8S 4W1

Customer Service: 250-940-GVPL (4875)

District Coordinator: Phillippa Brown

Branch Supervisor: Catherine Cardiff

Branch Information: The Oak Bay Branch, originally opened in December 1971, was designed by Wagg & Hambleton and built by E.J. Hunter & Sons. Tony James of Warner James Architects designed the newly expanded and renovated Branch officially opened to the public on October 7, 1999. The total size of the Branch, including the basement, is 11,358 square feet, an expansion of 5,300 square feet over the original floor plan. The renovation also included a new entry to the Branch and the Monterey Seniors Centre. The glass artwork is by local artists Thomas Mercer and Ed Schaefer.

A unique design feature of this Branch is the incorporation of the Tonkin heritage home on Hampshire Road into the expanded space. Highlights include two gas fireplaces, a special conservatory reading room and a new community room.

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 Language Collections: Chinese, Spanish (Children’s materials only)

Programs & Events: Oak Bay Program Calendar

Meeting Rooms: Space Rental Information     Online Booking

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:  1 multifunction machine

Wireless Internet: Free wireless access is available