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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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Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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An awesome architectural site

Parking - yes in Vancouver like any metropolitan area is not cheap. The library itself is massive, interesting to view -- but the building itself is what is the attraction. it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Santa Ana, California
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Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Parking - yes in Vancouver like any metropolitan area is not cheap. The library itself is massive, interesting to view -- but the building itself is what is the attraction. it doesnot take long to see it if you are not planning on doing research or reviewing literature....

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Quite an amazing building. A credit to the city for having such a grand public building and public place. Well worth the visit

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Queen Charlotte City, British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This building is an amazing place to sit, enjoy that second cuppa and observe the flow of people in and out. The space is amazing, the architecture still something to marvel at.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Good library everything you need open 7 days a week for visitors whoever easy to get to walk there roman looking building 7 floors Internet etc coffee shops bars near by rent movies watch movies all info any library should have and probably more

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This place is like the old roman coliseum it's amazing, it worth a little visit even you don't like to read. If you like to read, there is many levels of everything, and great collections and ancient things in a big kind of bunker or safety under the ground level. I miss my words, go inside and take a look... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A public library that gives you access to so much - a card that you can make that allows you to borrow books, free internet access and reading place. What else do you need. Plus there is a nice place you can sit even outside. It is naturally lighted and a pleasure to be in. If you are lost, just... More 

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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I'm something of a library junkie having spent many pleasant hours at the main branches of libraries in Boston, New York, Chicago, Pittsburgh and San Francisco over the years, as well as the Vancouver library. While each has their strengths and weaknesses, Vancouver's is a wonderful combination of the retro (still has open stacks!), the high tech (you can scan... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Hard to believe that in the heart of downtown stands a magnificent architectural marvel unlike anything else I've ever seen in Canada. The Vancouver Public Library is a stunningly beautiful building that invites you in to explore and enjoy as well as learn and discover what her books have to offer. Judging by the number of people in the cafes,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Great library. Architecture is modern and the book selection are so extensive, free computer internet use and wifi around the library.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The Vancouver Library has a vast collection of great books. Every time I go there, I am able to find something to suit my book tastes, be it fiction or a book in a different language.

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