Vancouver Public Library (Central Library Branch)

Vancouver Public Library (Central Library Branch)

Vancouver Public Library (Central Library Branch)
4.5
9:30 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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Dickenson Family
Kemptville, Canada926 contributions
May 2023 • Family
Almost looks out of place with all the modern buildings around it. As a result it really stands out when you see it for the first time. Kudos to the architect!
Written 31 May 2023
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JSSAmber
Cambridge, UK562 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
Gorgeous architecture with a welcoming, anti-stuffy vibe from the moment you walk in the doors. Tons of space inside for some casual reading and very strong collections on display.
Written 19 April 2023
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deepakgupta5
Vancouver, Canada562 contributions
Mar 2023
This is a beautiful library located in downtown Vancouver, minutes away from the hustle ad bustle of Robson Street. It has a very nice architecture, lots of space, and lots of books. A lovely place to relax and spend time with the books. There is a nice roof top restaurant also for some great views of the city
Written 5 March 2023
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Aussie_Binturong
Queensland, Australia326 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
This library has all that you need, plus plenty of space and computers available. The children’s section is spacious and comfortable.
Written 9 February 2023
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david n
Manchester, UK4,476 contributions
Jan 2023
It sin a central location and the building is amazing. It does have a covered atrium with a few small shops plus a gift shop run by the Friends of the library so do go & support them.
Written 31 January 2023
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Brian M
Orillia, Canada23 contributions
Jan 2023
Love this place. There is a wonderful rooftop garden that is a must to see and great views of the city.
Written 23 January 2023
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HelloMsXiao
2 contributions
Jan 2023
What a beautiful library in the heart of Vancouver. I was able to come here grab a coffee and just read some of my favorite books. Definitely recommend if you need to get some studying or some reading done in your off time.
Written 17 January 2023
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Charlotte T.
Vancouver, Canada4 contributions
Dec 2022
I have been going to this library for many years now and I love it! Very nice architecture, lots of space, kids library and lots of books. A nice place to relax and recharge your batteries:)
Written 8 December 2022
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Daniel Tomm
Vancouver, Canada12 contributions
Mar 2022
It is such a hidden gem in Downtown. They have 9 floors plus basement. If you are just visiting Vancouver check out their architecture from outside (it was place for so many tv shows) and also their rooftop and take a nice view of the city. On the way down stop by the 7th floor and check out their Special Collection and find out a little bit more about story.
Written 7 October 2022
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Manami
Tokyo, Japan11 contributions
Aug 2022
Nice architecture and very nice space inside. We stayed inside for a little bit to rest and upload photos before we go on our next stop. People inside are very respectful of the rules.
Written 31 August 2022
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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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