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Vancouver Public Library (Central Library Branch)

Address: 340 West Georgia St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 6B1, Canada (Downtown)
Phone Number: +1 604 331 3600
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Ranked #11 of 162 Attractions in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
Owner description: A striking modern building contains over 130 photo albums on the history of the city.
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Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: A striking modern building contains over 130 photo albums on the history of the city.

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

the library is a wonderful looking building and if like me you like a good film should be instantly familiar from the many films and tv shows that have been filmed here or use here as scenery, such as sixth day and almost human. other than that I personally didn't have interest in much else and only passed through to... More 

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Sussex
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is really just an amusement park ride. I thought it would be a narrated tour telling me what I was seeing, but all they did was play silly music. I thought it would be a little bit more educational!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Everything that you think... this library will find something about what you are looking for ... There are a lot of books... If I was you, and traveling in Vancouver ... I would go again there

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San Antonio, Texas
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49 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The building itself resembles the roman coliseum. It is a very gran structure and easy to navigate. We stolled all through the building. Well lit, and easy access to different floors.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This library is incredible. The selection of books, tapes, audios, magazines etc is most impressive. the atmosphere invites you to stay, and the staff are most friendly. The library also has great meeting rooms. Charmaine Hammond Team Toby Paws Across Canada Tour

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I like the architecture of the building, central location. good collection, helpful people...like the atrium too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Fabulous complex. Visited here to access Wifi and use toilets. Staff very helpful. Found people snoozing on the seating.

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Pangasinan, Philippines
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I can practically spend a whole day here, from the moment it opens its doors to the public at 10:00 am to 9:00 in the evening! Seven floors full of books and computer workstations will keep anyone occupied-- from kids to the not-so-young. The staff are very helpful and friendly, too. If you need to take a break, you can... More 

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Albany, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We ducked into the library because it was raining and the venue we were heading to had not opened yet. We enjoyed looking around and it appeared they hosted many functions throughout the city. The nice part was the small shops in the complex where we could get coffee to wait in the warm and dry. We did need some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

While visiting Vancouver I discovered the Library on pure coincidence. I loved it. Beautiful place with such a great vibe, a great for a cold winters day to curl up and read a book.

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