Vancouver Public Library (Central Library Branch), Vancouver

Categories: Libraries, Traveler Resources
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4.6/5 based on 850+ 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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  • We were strolling by and were drawn in by the clever architecture - very "Coliseum" like. Beautifully done inside and out - you could spend hours here. Nice place to grab a cup of coffee and just enjo...  read more »
  • The library has a cadre of excellent, helpful staff . They assisted me in obtaining several important pieces of information. The architecture is also quite interesting. 
  • This library has pretty much everything you need. It is massive, you can spend all day in there. The sections are well organized and easy to find anything you need. The crowds are usually quiet and re...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Great building, usually quiet. Really nasty bathrooms that never look like they're cleaned, desks need to be wiped down more than once a week too... Meeting rooms are placed right next to the study areas that are super loud and not soundproof, don't know who's bright idea that was.
  • Great library, plenty of selection. Staff is friendly and know their stuff. Inspiration lab builds on their tradition of staying at leading edge. Tax dollars well spent. Keep it up VPL.
  • Vancouver landmark. Wonderful design that makes it a pleasure to be in. Large selection of books that are well sorted and spacious.
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