Vancouver Public Library (Central Library Branch), Vancouver
(4.6/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
Take a moment to enter the unusual structure of Vancouver Public Library (Central Library Branch), and be confronted with a huge collection of books to peruse and study. Built in a coiled shape somewhat reminiscent of the colosseum in Rome, and with a large amount of natural light, the library serves as an open and peaceful place to relax and read, or just take in the interesting architectural style. To visit Vancouver Public Library (Central Library Branch) on your trip to Vancouver, use our Vancouver travel itinerary maker.
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  • I spent hours here, they have about 6 or 7 floors full of books of any subject you can imagine, free access to anybody, clean, silent and nice environment. They also have a floor with books and movies...  more »
  • So good! I went there a lot of times during my months in Vancouver: it is really big and they do lots of interesting and useful free workshops and events; in addition, there are some booksales where t...  more »
  • 溫哥華圖書館真的是中央圖書館,政府辦公室,購物和零售區域的鞏固。它是在1990年的一次城市公投後決定的。它是由知名建築師設計,於1993年完成。建築外部看起來有點像在羅馬的弗拉維安露天劇場。這也是一部電影裡的太空堡壘卡拉狄加的地方。這裡有一個不向公眾開放的綠色保護屋頂花園。但你可以在網上游覽,看看整個建築和露天花園是怎麼樣的。 
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  • Great place for children and babies, lots of picture books, multilingual book selection, toys, board games, children activities. Washrooms in good condition. Usually you can find a bit of quiet space for breastfeeding too, although it would be nice if they thought about organizing special space for it. The only problem is there are mice in the lower level that they can't get rid of because of babies and toddlers having not-only-snacks everywhere round...
  • Forget Starbucks. Good WiFi with 6 massive floors of quiet, semi-private study desks, most with outlet power available. Much more ergonomic, much more conducive to getting work done, and free! Not a lot of bathrooms though, so if you can't get your business done with a urinal you might have to wait in line.
  • Huge community resource. Staff very accomodating for out of town students. Unrelated to their service/location, I noticed some flickering and my desk shook and realized it was a tremor. Not sure I would have felt safe in a quake next to stacks of books lol.
  • Beautiful building reminding a Roman Coliseum. The library is very well organized with an awesome collection and very friendly service. If you live here you may become a member (free) and doing so you will be able to place hold for future readings online.
  • Big, great place for students, moms and good customer services. Who's crazy enough to build this?