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Vancouver Public Library

340 West Georgia St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 6B1, Canada (Downtown)
+1 604 331 3600
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Ranked #11 of 189 Attractions in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
Description: A striking modern building contains over 130 photo albums on the history of the city.
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Hokuto, Japan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

huge, clean, of course so many books. really good to spend hours and hours here to read book all day long

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Vancouver, WA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

In addition to being a world class library, this facilaty has extraordinary architecture. It was designed after the Roman Coliseum. Did you know that when the new library opened in 1995, it took 600 truck loads of books from the old library?

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Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

The library is kind of my happy place in the city. Very well stocked, not too big but not too small and fabulous architecture. I can always find a seat by the window with a gorgeous panorama view out to the city (though be warned, it can be hard to find a free computer to use). Out in the library... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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107 reviews 107 reviews
38 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

I love libraries and this library is one of the best. It is a beautiful building. The inner "courtyard" has many places to sit and get something to eat or drink. The library itself was a great place to take a moment and read some magazines. It was also a fun place to people watch.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

I was rummaging around for things to do and I ran into this library, it's fair, they have internet and many books. If you are looking for a way to pass the time quietly among books, you found the place!

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Chengdu, China
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54 reviews 54 reviews
44 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Maybe not a destination for a traveller per se but a wonderful spot to read, catch up on the news, check out films, or brush up on any information you feel so inclined regarding. The staff are helpful and the area is clean and comfortable.

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Singapore, Singapore
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575 attraction reviews
501 helpful votes 501 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

It's worth wandering past just to admire the design of the building. The structure is massive, taking up the entire block!

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Cheltenham
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107 reviews 107 reviews
21 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Worth dropping by here to appreciate the design of the building, but also for a coffee or snack at one of the fast-food restaurants inside.

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Hamilton, Canada
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176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a beautiful library with excellent resources. The building is shared by the three levels of government and shows what is possible when governments co-operate on a project. It stands in downtown Vancouver as an architectural masterpiece. Take time to walk around the building and enjoy its many perspectives. The inside is like any other library but has some... More

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San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Interesting and modern. They allow you to use the internet for free plus its a really nice place to look around and be curious.

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