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“Excellent library system” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vancouver Public Library (Central Library Branch)

Vancouver Public Library (Central Library Branch)
Ranked #13 of 345 things to do in Vancouver
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Owner description: A striking modern building contains over 130 photo albums on the history of the city.
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Excellent library system”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

Impressive downtown main library--worth a gander for the architecture. Very helpful, friendly librarians. As my father used to say, public libraries are one of the most successful instances of socialism that works.

Visited December 2012
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“library”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

how often do you see a library shaped as the roman coleseum? very neat library and in central downtown area. worth a visit

Visited January 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Main Library is wonderful!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

The main 'Colosseum' library is very nice. Clean washrooms, and a good system for taking out or returning books. Many other VPL's are dirty and poorly managed. Free and a nice place to finish work!

Visited May 2012
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North Vancouver
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“How can you go wrong with a library?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

What can I say, I'm a library junky. I was even there on opening day. The building design stands out in Vancouver's boring landscape and inside you have - well - a library and a good one.

Visited November 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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“Excellent library”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

Nicely located, and with a good gift shop, this place is so well utilized by its citizens -- nice to see (I'm a librarian). There's a food court just outside the library, in the internal courtyard.

Visited December 2012
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