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Vancouver Public Library (Central Library Branch)

Open Now: 10:00 - 21:00
Open today: 10:00 - 21:00
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A must see!

This beautifully designed library should be visited by anyone who really appreciates architecture... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sipari_traveller
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Edmonton, Canada
Beautiful architecture and rooftop viewing areas.

We were encouraged by a couple of locals to check out the downtown library, and newly opened... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
J0hnJ0an
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London, Canada
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautifully designed library should be visited by anyone who really appreciates architecture. There is also a 'secret' rooftop garden with good city views.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were encouraged by a couple of locals to check out the downtown library, and newly opened rooftop area. The architecture is very impressive, and the rooftop viewing areas were particularly interesting to see, and view the city from. Interesting to note that while on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank J0hnJ0an
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Colosseum styled building is a must see if you are Visiting Vancouver. There are a number of small shops inside and vast spaces to just sit and take in the sights and people.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I spent a short 20 minutes in the library, which has a great atmosphere. The view from the rooftop terrace is beautiful, and free!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

we went inside the library up 7 flights of escalators the views were really interesting if you have time well worth a visit

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

First-rate collection and modern cutting-edge facilities, including digital and on-line resources, recording studios, video-editing facilities. Roof top garden and cafe is top-notch.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jacqueline C
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Worth visiting. There is a new just opened roof. Lots of interesting reading material. Lots of technology available to everybody who would like to use it. Many floors and departments of interest to visit and get acquainted with. Important part of the city of Vancouver.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank grantmarta
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

This historic roman styled coliseum building is located right in the heart of the city centre at the corner of Robson Street and Hamilton Street. It is a huge old building with lots of facilities and some unique retail shops. It has lots of natural...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JamesKMTan
Reviewed 4 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kufra
Reviewed 3 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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in your wallet. As a result, it draws a diverse crowd,
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thoroughfare is a primary attraction. In between the
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plhc
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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.
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