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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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A striking modern building contains over 130 photo albums on the history of...

A striking modern building contains over 130 photo albums on the history of the city.

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Modern temple of learning

The design for this building was selected by popular vote. I really like this library because there is excellent air conditioning and air movement due to the 5 story tall open... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The design for this building was selected by popular vote. I really like this library because there is excellent air conditioning and air movement due to the 5 story tall open spaces. That divide the outer walls with the main stacks. The lighting on the study desk is excellent. There is a coffee shop and other food outlets on the... More 

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Lille, France
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The library is very organized and it is easy to find books. Their collection is very complete. You only need 5 minutes to register and you are all set up!

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Thank la-voyageuse024
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great public content ... outside -- must have been what the Coliseum looked like'. This many books can only be a good thing . Don't just drive or walk by ... go in and browse. You will find old and new book friends.

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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Okay, so libraries aren't usually tourist attractions, but this one is worth visiting. Their building is amazing with a couple of good places to eat, and the library itself is fantastic. From programs like First Nations storytelling by a storyteller in residence to an Innovation lab, this library is doing wonderful things. If you live in Vancouver, you have to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Worth visiting, even if from only the outside. Beautiful architecture. Clean with lots of seating. Found right down town, easy to get to.

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Vancouver
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Long time patron of this wonderful library. Quirky exterior that I have always liked, nice spaces around, comfy interior. Every book you ever want plus mountains of computer access. Great concourse with eateries that face out onto covered atrium.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in a Post-Modern architectural surprise, Vancouver's Library complex houses a full service library, reading areas and lots of small restaurants. A great place to meet up or use as a landmark - it's in the very heart of downtown.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit this for all my exams as i get the best environment for study there. Very quite, clean and internet is good.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

AMAZING library. Such beautiful architecture and surrounding courtyards to hang out in. Excellent selection of books, many computers available for internet usage, clean and very helpful staff!

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, the public library is really beautiful in the outside. Even if you don`t have time to go inside, you should at least see it from the outside. The library have a big variety of all kinds of books, even in different languages. It`s really easy to make a library card and borrow books, DVDs, magazines etc. Everything... More 

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Vancouver's business district, the Downtown area is bustling with smartly-dressed folks balancing their lattes and briefcases to and from work. The area's plethora of contemporary commercial, residential, and corporate spaces has bred a landscape of nouveau restaurants, chain cafes, and upmarket shopping options. However, located right on the waterfront of Vancouver's energetic Harbour, Downtown is a also popular public meeting spot, with a massive public library and convention center attracting a bevy of visitors both local and not, as well as a hotspot for the arts, being home to some of Vancouver's most cutting-edge galleries. With behemoth architecture and a professional air, Downtown means business.