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Vancouver Public Library (Central Library Branch)

340 West Georgia St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 6B1, Canada
+1 604-331-3600
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A great building and meeting place of community

The building alone will have you marvel - it is reminiscent of the Roman Coliseum. We had to leave... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Corowa, Australia
Lovely space in which to spend a rainy afternoon

The VPL is a gorgeous building, both inside and out. It's the perfect place to spend a quiet... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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A striking modern building contains over 130 photo albums on the history of the city.
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  • Average6%
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340 West Georgia St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 6B1, Canada
Robson Street
+1 604-331-3600
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The building alone will have you marvel - it is reminiscent of the Roman Coliseum. We had to leave our hotel at 1 pm and flight didn't leave till 9.30pm that night - two of my party not feeling well so we decided to explore...More

Thank Wildfire57
Reviewed 4 days ago

The VPL is a gorgeous building, both inside and out. It's the perfect place to spend a quiet afternoon if you need a break from either the rain or sightseeing.

Thank travelbugsunite
Reviewed 4 days ago

For anyone with even just a passing interest in modern architecture , this marvellous building is a must see .

Thank gordon o
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the library, and while the exterior is impressive, the multi level interior is now rather dated and tired looking, but I'm the sure you'd be able to find anything you wanted in this vast building.

Thank TheKitchenSlave
Reviewed 1 week ago

The building itself is very interesting. It is so neat to see. We just kept walking around the building looking up.

Thank Jedilostinspace
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to find everything and helpful staff to guide through the process. Computers are available to conduct other research and to find interesting sites around the city and events.

Thank Eddie R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The architecture of this building is really nice and unique both on the inside and outside. Love the broad steps outside the library as well as it provides space for people to sit and have a chat with friends.

Thank JustLoveToFly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating, well for me as I am a university libraian. Very well set out and well used by all ages.

Thank traveller17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm staying at a hostel and have to work online during the day. I thought about finding a coffee shop somewhere but having talked to some of the guys at the hostel I'm at, and checking out this library in person, it is definitely the...More

Thank Everly O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I often visit the library and write on the 3rd floor where you can get a table facing the downtown. It is always quite and I have the opportunity to be productive. Knowledgeable and helpful staff. Worth a visit just to walk through the foyer...More

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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
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