Victoria Native Friendship Centre opens lending library

Help from Greater Victoria Public Library and University of Victoria spurs 1,500-item collection at Regina Avenue centre

It’s been two years in the making, but the Victoria Native Friendship Centre now has a lending library, the first of its kind in Canada.

The library consists of almost 1,500 items with aboriginal content and over 900 general interest titles.

The Greater Victoria Public Library donated furniture and shelving from the old Emily Carr Branch Library, while the University of Victoria is creating an on-line catalogue for the holdings, a major task provided at no cost to the centre.

The library opened May 28 at 231 Regina Ave.