Two Greater Victoria Public Libraries have reopened with partial service. (Black Press Media file photo)

Two Greater Victoria Public Library locations reopen

Partial service offered, patrons able to borrow physical materials starting June 30

Two Greater Victoria Public Library (GVPL) locations have reopened to the public following COVID-19 closures.

On June 30, the Central branch and the Langford Heritage branch reopened with partial service, both allowing patrons to borrow physical library materials while the facilities gradually restore services that have been unavailable since March 16.

Patrons now have the ability to place a hold on an item in the GVPL catalogue and pick it up at the Central branch, where there will also be a limited collection of material available to borrow. That branch will be open Monday to Saturday from 12 p.n. to 4 p.m., with an hour starting at 11 a.m. specifically for immune-compromised or elderly patrons. Library items can be returned Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Langford Heritage branch’s vending machine, filled with movies, books and video games, will be available Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Three additional branches – Juan de Fuca, Saanich Centennial and Central Saanich – will open in July for the return of library materials, to pick up materials on hold and browse a small popular collection of materials that can be borrowed on the spot. For more information visit gvpl.ca.

READ ALSO: Libraries on Vancouver Island close due to COVID-19

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Oak Bay pandemic project gets 300 submissions

Gage Gallery exhibit shows how people cope during crisis

Peninsula food bank receives $1,000 donation from local retailer

House of Lily Koi raised the money through the annual food bank fundraiser

Garden-sharing map connects Victoria landowners and gardeners

U-Map created by Young Agrarians after COVID-19 created uptick in garden matching requests

Saanich wins award for climate plan cut from 2020 budget

‘It’s truly an exceptional plan,’ says councillor disappointed with lack of funding

QUIZ: A celebration of dogs

These are the dog days of summer. How much do you know about dogs?

Annual music event in Comox Valley celebrates online instead

Vancouver Island MusicFest holds virtual celebration set for July 10

Police ramp up efforts to get impaired drivers off B.C. roads this summer

July is dedicated to the Summer CounterAttack Impaired Driving Campaign

Migrant workers stage multi-city action for full status amid COVID-19 risks

‘COVID-19 has exacerbated an existing crisis’

Okanagan school drops ‘Rebels’ sports team name, citing links with U.S. Civil War

Name and formerly-used images “fly in the face” of the district’s human rights policy, says board chair

PHOTOS: B.C.’s top doc picks up personalized Fluevog shoes, tours mural exhibition

Murals of Gratitude exhibit includes at least one portrait of Henry alongside paintings of health-care workers

In troubled times: Independence Day in a land of confusion

Buffeted by invisible forces and just plain worn out, the United States of America celebrates its 244th birthday

Stop enforcing sex work laws during COVID-19, advocates say

There are provisions in Canada’s prostitution laws that make workers immune from prosecution, but not from arrest

Liberal party finished 2019 having spent $43 million, raised $42 million

All political parties had until midnight June 30 to submit their financial reports for last year

Most Read