Oak Bay Branch
1442 Monterey Ave.
Customer Service: 250-940-GVPL (4875)
District Coordinator: Eileen Gillette
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.
|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|
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
Computers & Technology
|Public Internet||Public Express Internet||Children’s Internet|| Teen Internet
Printers & Photocopiers: 1 multifunction machine
Wireless Internet: Free wireless access is available