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Address: 350 Georgia St W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 6B1, Canada
Phone Number: 604 331 3600
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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A place to view some great architecture

Amidst all the glass and steel it is a pleasant sight to see this uniquely designed building near the end of Robson St. Step inside and be awed by the enormous space filled with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you like architecture you need to see the library, a wonderful way to peruse through the shelves see the structure and have a coffee in the corridor or lunch. Its close to the centre of the city easy to get to and right off Georgia.

Thank ahha2014
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amidst all the glass and steel it is a pleasant sight to see this uniquely designed building near the end of Robson St. Step inside and be awed by the enormous space filled with light, areas to sit and eat and small shops. The library seems just a small part of this space. Have a coffee and people watch.

Thank Via_girl
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My children and I always go to this library. It has a lot to offer in terms of books that we need for whatever subject we are looking for. However, we don't find many books in the French language. I think the responsible of the book selection need to buy more French books. They must understand that Canada functions in... More 

Thank Njbella154943
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Main Vancouver branch. Great DVD collection. Fantastic kids section downstairs with games & activities as well as a great selection of books. Really nice gift shop.

Thank caroljim3
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is a star attraction for visitors touring downtown Vancouver. An amazing public space in the heart of the city that is enjoyed by local residents year-round. Head up to special collections on the upper floors to view the library's special collections and historic photos depicting early Vancouver.

Thank mightymemo
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is just minutes away from the Skytrain in Downtown Vancouver and an interesting building for photography. The surrounding buildings reflect in each other and make for great images. The square is close to the bus stop, or you can walk towards the mountains and you will end up near Canada Place. A must stop on your visit to Vancouver.

Thank audreynoltepainter
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Nice place to hang out in any weather condition. Nice place to sit and think about what your next plan of attach will be.

Thank Matthew S
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

The open spaces surrounding the library are always busy with protesters, street musicians and mainly people enjoying the very inviting place that it is.

Thank Douglas W
Heidelberg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Great Architecture and worth a visit if you are in the general vicinity. Looks somehow like the Roman Colosseum.

Thank narcanti
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Library Square was completed in 1995 by famed architect Moshe Safdie. The design, with curved walls wrapped around a square inner building, is even more remarkable from the inside. The library information desk has self-guided tour brochures. I love the bridges that connect the square parts of the building to the curved wrap. Also, look for the treasure chest hidden... 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.