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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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Unique architecture and interesting enough to visit

If you want to go inside a very unique building go here. The library in my home town of Seattle is unigue as well....trying to get more people to read books and not just their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

If you want to go inside a very unique building go here. The library in my home town of Seattle is unigue as well....trying to get more people to read books and not just their androids, i-phones, tablets, or other electronics things like Kindle etc

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

If you have time please try to stop by or at least drive by this beautiful building. It is a building within a building.

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Bergerac, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Mini 21st Century version of the Coliseum in Rome.. Interesting to wander around. Huge number of useful/interesting publications easily available..... Easy to use catalogue searches; helpful staff.

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Burnaby, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Fashioned after the famous Romans, this Library has everything. It has many levels and even a basement. The courtyard surrounding it is trendy with lots of little shops. It is in the heart of downtown.

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vancouver, bc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

anything you want is here - enjoy! from renting audio books and movies to newspapers, magazines, and everything in between. great events where authors speak.

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Limmen, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We were impressed by the building because there aren't many buildings with a story, if you're used to Europe. But this building is one you want to learn something about. Has a bit of Colosseum-feel.

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

A lot of reviewers have focused on the exterior architecture of the building, but seriously take a few minutes and go inside. Aside from the library itself (7 or 8 stories, if I remember correctly) which is worth a visit if you need a break from the city, there shops and food services inside the main foyer and around the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Vancouverites are , still, big book readers. Our main branch downtown is very useful for computer access too. Lots of Vancouver information . Good place to hang out a bit during a rainy day. Has coffee shops in a huge atrium to spend some time to people watch etc. big open airy kids section. easy walk or transit or bike.... More 

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Howden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I have never been inside this building, nevertheless I have made the trek to look at it from the outside on many occasions, the architecture is that good. It was designed to reference the Colosseum in Rome, and it looks amazing. For people who like to take pictures it is very photogenic....go and take a look!

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Boca Raton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Our hotel was around the corner and this was where we caught our bus each day - it's a very special looking building and very large - worth going out of your way to see

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