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Greater Victoria Public Library Cards

Do you have a card for the public library? They’re FREE and available for all residents of  the Greater Victoria service area — Central Saanich, Colwood, Esquimalt, Highlands, Langford, Metchosin, Oak Bay, Saanich, Victoria and View Royal. Library cards are free for First Nations people and other people living on Beecher Bay, Songhees, Tsartlip, Tsawout and Esquimalt reserve lands.

Get one and get FREE access to digital music, audiobooks, ebooks, games, movies, DVDs, learn a language, special events, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, the Royal BC Museum, Craigdarroch Castle, the Maritime Museum and Saanich Recreation Centres.  And books of course.

Did you have a card that has expired?  Did you lose some books and/or have fines?  Talk to Mr. Orme – he can help sort it out and get you back into using the public library.  He’ll need your full name and library card number (if you remember it).  The public librarians strive to ensure teens have access to library service and materials. They may be able to waive fines if necessary. They will deal with each person on a case by case basis.   And even if your card has fines you can still use the library computers to access the internet.

Want a library card?

Come into any branch or get started online to get a temporary card before going to a branch to get your actual card.

ID required

Once you are over 14 years old the public library needs to see proof of your address to provide you with a card. This proof can be any of the following:

  • CareCard (which the new format does have their home address)
  • Drivers licence
  • Phone or utility bill etc.


The DigiLab is open this summer!

Check out events in the Greater Victoria Public Library online calendar. Register starting June 28 @ 10:00 am,

Check out Star Wars Droids and Drawing with Javascript!


What did you think of that book you read? Have your say – submit a review and get entered to win prizes!  Enter as many times as you like.  Details at 


Make sure you hand in the volunteer referral form before the end of the school year. Get a referral from a teacher, educational assistant or someone you have worked with, babysat for etc. Download the form here. Registration for Reading Buddies also opens on June 28th at 10:00 am. The Hottest YA Books of Summer!

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Summer Reading lists of 2018: Libraries Rock! 

Stuff for the Teen Age

Stuff for the Teen Age, a multimedia, multi-format, targeted, and teen-tested list of the best of the year in teen books, music, graphic novels, movies, games, and more.


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Celebrating Stories of Teen Activists