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Vancouver Public Library (Central Library Branch)

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Modelled after the Colosseum in Rome

A nice, mostly friendly and politely staffed library modelled after the Rome Colosseum, which is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rome, Italy
Spectacular 9 th floor

Took advantage of some extra time while downtown to check out the new open floor at the library... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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A striking modern building contains over 130 photo albums on the history of the city.
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340 West Georgia St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 6B1, Canada
Robson Street
+1 604-331-3600
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice, mostly friendly and politely staffed library modelled after the Rome Colosseum, which is several storeys high and includes a small row of little shops and a cafe. There is a very large collection of books of all kinds on different floors of the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took advantage of some extra time while downtown to check out the new open floor at the library. They’ve done a spectacular job of creating a wonderful atmosphere. Lots of benches to enjoy the quiet of the city. Yes quiet. Great job

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the downtown library. With two little ones in tow, we spent time in the children’s section and chanced upon Story time, thanks to the suggestion of a very helpful staff. Actually, we found all of the staff friendly, warm and...More

Thank lemon910
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built to look like the Coliseum, this is now a landmark in the city. Can't miss the library in your travels.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are wanting a free museum experience, just walk through the multiple levels of the library. If you are a movie buff then you might recognize it as it has been in many different films and TV series over the years. The second floor...More

Thank female_abroad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While heading through the downtown area toward the harbor we stopped at a wonderful edifice that does not impose in grandiosity, but invites you to enter fulfill your intellectual curiosity. If I lived in Vancouver I would make regular trips to this library, if for...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great building right dt Vancouver. Stand across one of the adjoining streets and you will get a great pic of it. Walk through the courtyard and you will see the inside of the library through the glass. Great anytime of the year to get out...More

Thank IRW1127
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great library and we waited line as soon as they opened in the morning. Well organized and fabulous selection of books. Definitely worth the visit!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This unique library is a work of architectural art and as of this month, has roof garden to boot. How cool is THAT??

Thank Suzanne D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This library is very big and there are lots of stores surrounding it. It is also very picturesque. Located in the centre of the downtown are, it is easily accessible.

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Robson Street
Robson Street is a shopper's paradise. Whether a
window shopper or a serious trendsetter, a fashionista
or a dabbler, the crowd of independent boutiques,
quirky one-off shops, and well-known luxury brands on
Robson Street have something to cater for every itch
in your wallet. As a result, it draws a diverse crowd,
and the people-watching along this famous walking
thoroughfare is a primary attraction. In between the
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Response from Preston T | Reviewed this property |
Travel north on Homer ( its one way) to Georgia Street turn right ( east) 1 block to Hamilton turn Right ( south) at the end of the block you will see the entrance to the parking garage on your right.