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Vancouver Public Library (Central Library Branch)

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Address: 340 West Georgia St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 6B1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604 331 3600
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Description: A striking modern building contains over 130 photo albums on the history...
A striking modern building contains over 130 photo albums on the history of the city.
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Movies have been shot here, no doubt. Nice location too helps. With the underground parking and a direct elevator is all good news. Like the study tables lined along the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Movies have been shot here, no doubt. Nice location too helps. With the underground parking and a direct elevator is all good news. Like the study tables lined along the windows, quiet away from the shelves. free wifi with library card. washrooms on every floor

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West Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

After driving by this library in the Hop-on, Hop-off bus we made it a destination so that we could view the interior. There are shops and cafes in the exterior building to the left as we entered. The library appears to function well. We wandered upstairs to see the lighted desks for individual or dual use and the multiple-people areas... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Exceptional facility is spacious, well laid out, filled with historical and current info an techology. The archives are extensive. The data technology is current, much used and very, very good.The staff is helpful and pleasant.

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Bordentown, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This library is definitely worth a visit -- very service oriented to the public and a fascinating building. I went on a tour organized by a conference I was participating in.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is a hidden gem in downtown Vancouver for a family break from shopping! We stayed nearby on a getaway and came here every evening to read and relax. It is clean and safe and the librarians are very friendly!

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Abbotsford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This was one of our favourite spots on our trip to Vancouver! Great architecture and atmosphere in the library. Also great shops in the Atrium! A nice place to relax inside and outside in the courtyard.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The building deivers a WOW factor from the outside and its interior is entirely welcoming. Great collection of everything (books, DVDs, etc) and ample computer stations for personal use. Reading chairs and carrels line the perimeter, affording great views through large windows. Friendly, helpful staff. Visitors to Vancouver should stroll through the Library but also partake of the cafes and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I am really impressed with the central library in Vancouver! Absolutely wonderful place! Got 5 levels. Never seen such a amazing library in my life! There are shops you can buy food around. Definitely a 5 star library! Local residents are very lucky!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A very beautiful and modern library with wifi, self-checkout and I really liked the antique books at the top floor in the glass cases which kept books that I hadn't seen for years or known about.

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Willard, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This was a very unique library and well worth the trip to see it. There are shops and restaraunts inside as well.

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