The Saanich Centennial branch opened in 2007. The branch is a partnership between the Greater Victoria Public Library and the Municipality of Saanich and provides a library and Saanich Archives in a shared facility. This provides opportunities for library staff and archives staff to work together to enhance services to the public.
Environmental design elements created a "green building" that makes efficient use of natural resources. This branch is the first GVPL branch to pursue Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. A large part of the project funding is being provided by a grant from the Canada/BC Infrastructure Program.
The Greater Victoria Public Library endeavours to grow with local communities to benefit present and future generations. The library system serves 10 municipalities in the Capital Regional District. A wide range of materials are available to borrow including books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, audiobooks, databases, encyclopedias and electronic resources. There are books and resources for all age groups and literacy levels including multicultural and Aboriginal materials. Each branch hosts a variety of events and programs such as family storytime, computer classes, reading buddies, talks on various topics, and demonstrations.
- Monday 10:00am - 6:00pm
- Tuesday 10:00am - 9:00pm
- Wednesday 10:00am - 9:00pm
- Thursday 10:00am - 9:00pm
- Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm
- Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm
- Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Parking: Free parking in adjacent lot
Accessibility: Full access for people with disabilities.