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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  • Passed this library many times and each time had to stop to look at the amazing architecture. We never went inside but wish we did. Beautiful building.  more »
  • I am sure there might be more architecturally significant buildings in Vancouver but the library was my favourite. It looks like the Colosseum in Rome and is stunning.  more »
  • As Americans who love libraries, we stopped in for a few minutes and stayed several hours. This is a beautiful library with excellent free, wi-fi and very friendly staff.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!