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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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A striking modern building contains over 130 photo albums on the history of...

A striking modern building contains over 130 photo albums on the history of the city.

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Beautiful

Worth visiting, even if from only the outside. Beautiful architecture. Clean with lots of seating. Found right down town, easy to get to.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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123 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Worth visiting, even if from only the outside. Beautiful architecture. Clean with lots of seating. Found right down town, easy to get to.

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Vancouver
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Long time patron of this wonderful library. Quirky exterior that I have always liked, nice spaces around, comfy interior. Every book you ever want plus mountains of computer access. Great concourse with eateries that face out onto covered atrium.

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Thank W_R0bbie
Vancouver, Canada
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85 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Located in a Post-Modern architectural surprise, Vancouver's Library complex houses a full service library, reading areas and lots of small restaurants. A great place to meet up or use as a landmark - it's in the very heart of downtown.

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Thank ahendren
Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit this for all my exams as i get the best environment for study there. Very quite, clean and internet is good.

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Thank sanketpatel299
Vancouver, Canada
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

AMAZING library. Such beautiful architecture and surrounding courtyards to hang out in. Excellent selection of books, many computers available for internet usage, clean and very helpful staff!

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Thank heathk7
Belo Horizonte, MG
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, the public library is really beautiful in the outside. Even if you don`t have time to go inside, you should at least see it from the outside. The library have a big variety of all kinds of books, even in different languages. It`s really easy to make a library card and borrow books, DVDs, magazines etc. Everything... More 

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Thank Thata P
manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building is just great with curving facades that are just so photogenic. We sat inside the walkthrough having tea at one of the cafes situated there. Most pleasant.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I liked the Library very much but then i am the kind of person who could spend days and days in a library without complaining. We visited the Library on sunny afternoon, it was quiet and not busy at all. My son and a friend quickly found their way around and started playing with the ipdas, easily found books, did... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the most beautiful libraries. it is well equipped with cafes and plenty of space. With a wide collection and comfortable seating options it's a great place to get lost while in Vancouver.

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Brisbane, Australia
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Library and shops are clean and trendy, great comforts and services inside this unique building. We really enjoyed walking around not only looking at books but also the architecture. Fun and relaxing

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Downtown
Vancouver's business district, the Downtown area is bustling with smartly-dressed folks balancing their lattes and briefcases to and from work. The area's plethora of contemporary commercial, residential, and corporate spaces has bred a landscape of nouveau restaurants, chain cafes, and upmarket shopping options. However, located right on the waterfront of Vancouver's energetic Harbour, Downtown is a also popular public meeting spot, with a massive public library and convention center attracting a bevy of visitors both local and not, as well as a hotspot for the arts, being home to some of Vancouver's most cutting-edge galleries. With behemoth architecture and a professional air, Downtown means business.