Welcome to the Jewish Community Centre of Victoria Library

Our Library is a great community resource. Open whenever the Centre is open, its collection contains books on a range of topics of Jewish interest. Thanks to the work of a knowledgeable and resourceful volunteer, we have added new volumes to several categories, e.g. fiction, mystery, cookbooks, holocaust, memoir and women’s interest. Canadian writers are well represented.

Instead of a current catalogue, books are shelved alphabetically by category, so your best plan is to come in and spend time browsing and choosing. Comfortable chairs and magnifying glasses are provided. Watch for changing displays on the library table.

Our borrowing protocol is easy: sign your name, phone number and the date on the card in the pocket, place the card in the box provided, enjoy the book and return it to the designated crate when finished. Borrowing books from the library is free for JCCV members. There is a suggested borrowing fee of $2 per book for non-members.

At this time, we are not adding anything more to our shelves.  However, we might possibly accept donations of suitable books in very good to excellent condition, preferably published in the last 10 years, if we do not already have them. If you think you might have books that fit these criteria (not Encyclopedias nor books in Hebrew or Yiddish), please contact the volunteer librarian Juliet Simon at with details or the JCCV at 250-477-7185.