Vancouver Public Library (Central Library Branch)

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Vancouver Public Library (Central Library Branch)

Vancouver Public Library (Central Library Branch)
4.5
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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A striking modern building contains over 130 photo albums on the history of the city.
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Neighbourhood: Robson Street
Robson Street is a shopper's paradise. Whether a window shopper or a serious trendsetter, a fashionista or a dabbler, the crowd of independent boutiques, quirky one-off shops, and well-known luxury brands on Robson Street have something to cater for every itch in your wallet. As a result, it draws a diverse crowd, and the people-watching along this famous walking thoroughfare is a primary attraction. In between the clothing shops both high-street and budget-friendly are a number of cafes to lay down your load, as well as numerous specialty stores ranging in their wares from music, to art, to city souvenirs. Known as "Vancouver's Runway," if a new trend is on the rise, you'd spot it here first.
How to get there
  • Vancouver City Centre • 5 min walk
  • Granville • 6 min walk
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK4,964 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Visit the Vancouver Public Central Library use the lift and go to floor 9 to see across the Vancouver rooftops and a rooftop garden, very nice
Written 23 June 2022
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Rosalia S
Madrid, Spain6 contributions
Jun 2022
This is a surprising place. I enjoyed the architecture and walking there. Nice for a rainy day. Besides I was at the end of my travel and in the need to do some computer work, and the place was perfect for it. Plenty of tables, quiet rooms full of other people studying, really inspiring.
Written 7 June 2022
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c_kamaee
Manchester, UK11 contributions
May 2022
Visited on a Sunday, yet it was open for patrons. Large and airy with lots of seating areas where you could browse the books and magazines. I was particularly impressed by the "Help Wall" with its messages of support for the community.
Written 27 May 2022
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Pyramid42
22 contributions
May 2022
Just a little walk through, not to check out a book, but just to have a look. Vancouver is full of interesting buildings, even if you're not into architecture. It's in the downtown area, right at the HoponHopOff bus, so easy to find. Worth it.
Written 27 May 2022
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DMcDonell
Hamilton, Canada205 contributions
May 2022
I recently read about the architectural design that was chosen for this building. Definitely worth seeing and just going in the foyer to see.
Written 19 May 2022
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He La
Vancouver, Canada6 contributions
May 2022
Don't forget to visit the roof top garden, where you can read your afternoon away. Easy access to computers.
Written 17 May 2022
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signupscott
Guelph, Canada149 contributions
Sep 2021
Location and street parking was actually easier than expected. Very large library with nice architecture.
Written 5 January 2022
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Erin S.
Houston, TX5 contributions
Nov 2021
The Vancouver Public Library is a great place, the building is enormous and filled with SO MUCH MATERIAL!!!! there are all kinds of services and one can get lost for a few hours over there... recommended place for any book lover
Written 8 December 2021
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Kim L
Ottawa, Canada47 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
As a tourist, the only part we found worthy of visiting was the outside, atrium and gift shop. The inside is huge, but just a typical library. If I were a local though, this would be my go-to place!
Written 3 August 2021
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BSBrenda
Guanajuato, Mexico178 contributions
Jan 2021
What a beautiful building, enormous, full of books and people from different cultures. If I live in Vancouver, I would be in there all time. (jan 2020)

Qué hermoso edificio, enorme, lleno de libros y personas de diferentes culturas. Si viviera en Vancouver, estaría ahí todo el tiempo. (enero 2020)
Written 8 July 2021
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Vancouver Public Library (Central Library Branch) is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Mon - Thu 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
  • Fri - Fri 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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