(Greater Victoria Public Library)

After two branches of the Greater Victoria Public Library reopened for limited use last week, three more branches have announced similar plans later this month.

Starting July 18, patrons at the Juan de Fuca branch in Colwood will once again be able to borrow physical materials of their choice.

See also: Two branches of Greater Victoria Public Library partially reopen this morning

Additionally, by July 24, limited in-person library services will resume at the Saanich Centennial branch and the Central Saanich branch of the public library.

These services include:

  • Pick up items on hold
  • Return items
  • Browse a small collection and borrow on the spot
  • Upgrade an online library card
  • Visit the Grab and Go table outside the branch to pick up a BC Summer Reading Club starter kit, Books for Babies bags and more.

On June 30, the library started offering limited services at their Central branch and the Langford Heritage branch.

Automated return machines at sxʷeŋxʷəŋ təŋəxʷ James Bay branch and the Emily Carr branch are also available for people to return items from 9 a.m. Monday through to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The Oak Bay, sxʷeŋxʷəŋ təŋəxʷ James Bay and Bruce Hutchison branches are expected to offer further in-person services in August.

All 12 physical locations of public libraries were initially closed on March 16 to prevent the spread of COVID-19.