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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
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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Rome Meet Vancouver

This is a very unique building in the sense that it has the look of a post modern Roman Colosseum. Worth a peek to see the design and there are shops in there. Don't go looking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This is a very unique building in the sense that it has the look of a post modern Roman Colosseum. Worth a peek to see the design and there are shops in there. Don't go looking for gladiators and lions, unless they are in books or on the many computer terminals.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Unusual style of building - captures your attention, but did not venture inside as we had limited time at our disposal, may be visit this at next trip

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most beautiful public libraries that I've ever seen! It has something for everyone! There are cafes and little stores outside. I loved the welcoming bright airy entrance. The children's section was excellent and delighted my grandson (and his mommy) for hours. All the workers were friendly, efficient, and happy to help. If I had a... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If you have to spend time in a public library on your vacation, then I would suggest you lead a pretty boring life. The Vancouver public library is a fine building for sure, but there are many better places to be when on holiday in Vancouver; try walking in Skid Row, stepping over drunks and druggies, or maybe just go... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

You get a special feeling when you walk around this wonderful building. Walk slowly and look inside to feel how you feel. I have borrowed hundreds of great books from this institution ... that has helped me become a better person ... and allowed me to help others. James Dean Waryk

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. The architecture itself is beautiful. It has a lot of open spaces and it is bright. There are plenty of seats and desks to sit down for reading. Even for tourists out of town it worth a trip to the Central Library, if one likes architectures.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

this is the best library in the vancouver area. lot of seating capacity and easy to reach by public transport.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

You have to see this place to believe it! Modeled after the coliseum in Rome this building offers not just a library but coffee shops and a great bar close to BC Place Stadium. And, if you watch any of the recent shows filmed in Vancouver you will likely recognize this spot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Seven floors in a beautifully designed building with natural light pouring in to give it a light and airy feel. The 5th floor with its Inspiration Lab area is so impressive....I wish I lived in Vancouver to take advantage of all these wonderful facilities.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I recently moved to live in downtown Vancouver and was totally unimpressed by this library - I arrived just before the library opened and stood at the back of a line of homeless people waiting to get in out of the cold. Once inside I looked unsuccessfully for several books I knew were available at my old library,West Vancouver. The... More 

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Additional Information about Vancouver Public Library (Central Library Branch)

Address: 340 West Georgia St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 6B1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604 331 3600
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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