Vancouver Public Library (Central Library Branch), Vancouver

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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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  • August 16, 2017
    Vancouver library will give travelers a one year internet access card if you show ID. The building itself is gorgeous and sprawling. Has lots to see and offers workshops all the time. Great place to s...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Located in the heart of the downtown library. Building often used for film shoots, etc., everyone at first overwhelmed by the size and appearance. And worth going once the traveler or student. Looked bad on insta-book and DVD rental as well as study space, copy and print out there (I do charges apply). You should certainly use the hotel's Wi-Fi makes a library card. Like a library, it features a small stationery shop, after some shops cafes and simple food, at trip break even available.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Kudos to Vancouver city planners. I wish more cities made aesthetic decisions the way they do in Vancouver BC. This is a beautiful city and the library is a great example. I had seen the library on a ...  more »
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  • June 21, 2017
    great place to study, enjoy a book or even play with your kids! quiet, organized, huge, clean, secure, peacefull etc.. I asked some books to different staff. They were so polite, listen to my needs and gave extra information. one of my favorite places.
  • January 17, 2017
    Easy to find the book you're looking for. Great selection of foreign magazines. The staff is helpful. Make sure to bring your rental agreement if you want to get a library card. It's often hard to get a hold of a computer. They're always taken. Check out the upper floors to find a quiet study space. The washrooms on the ground level are often frequented by homeless people.
  • June 14, 2017
    It's comfortable to stay and the building is so cool! There have a plenty of books for you to read. If you have passion of reading , this is the perfect location to spend with.
  • June 6, 2017
    The most beautiful library in the world! An architectural gem in a sea of glass buildings. Voted #6 of the top 20 libraries in the world by Travel & Leisure magazine.
  • July 1, 2017
    The staff is too helpful. I could scan many maps for free and send them to my e-mail address. Also, I obtained Wi-Fi access for free during one year!

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