Our Collection

With our collection of almost one million items, we strive to meet the informational, educational, and recreational needs of a diverse population with a broad range of interests and tastes within the constraints of budget, space and suitability of resources.  Items are selected based on criteria such as

  • current trends
  • anticipated popularity
  • demand
  • relevance to community needs

All resources are part of a single, system-wide collection.  Most items can be requested for pickup or be returned to any GVPL library location. For more detail regarding criteria for selection, making suggestions for purchase, donating material for the collection, or requesting a selection review see Greater Victoria Public Library Board Policy 2.1 The Collection.

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