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Address: 350 West Georgia St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 6B1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-331-3600
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Nice to see some vision outside the usual boring library building

I deliberately visited the library wanting to see how it would function in such an interesting building.There is forecourt that follows the curve of the building which has an... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Iona B
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Sydney, Australia
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I give walking tours of Vancouver for visitors and if we are touring downtown, the atrium and the library are one of the best spots to visit....as you walk up towards the atrium of the library from the corner of Homer and Robson Streets, you are drawn into the building and into the interior, there you discover a wonderful curved... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I deliberately visited the library wanting to see how it would function in such an interesting building.There is forecourt that follows the curve of the building which has an excellent gift shop-see the socks and a small number of cafes.The outside hard areas are complimented by a cascading waterfall set below ground level.Nice to see a library designed outside the... More 

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Thank Iona B
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Library Square, on the edge of Yaletown, is only a few blocks from where I live and is a great place to visit for both locals and tourists. You can enjoy a coffee or soft drink on the Library steps and take in the view and or go inside to see the great books the Library holds. It is... More 

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Thank csereda
Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Nice architecture but the library is a quite noisy. It can be messy at times. Sometimes it look like there are no librarians to keep the place organize.

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Thank Wintermagic
Tucson, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Located on Georgia Street between Heart of Downtown and BC Place Stadium. Modern building with very unique architecture. You'd never guess that it is the main library. Outdoor plaza to rest a spell and several nice restaurants nearby.

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Thank Wesley C
Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

When we saw this building we would not think of library at all. It has got interesting appearance. We could not resist not to take a picture...

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

If you like architecture you need to see the library, a wonderful way to peruse through the shelves see the structure and have a coffee in the corridor or lunch. Its close to the centre of the city easy to get to and right off Georgia.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Amidst all the glass and steel it is a pleasant sight to see this uniquely designed building near the end of Robson St. Step inside and be awed by the enormous space filled with light, areas to sit and eat and small shops. The library seems just a small part of this space. Have a coffee and people watch.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

My children and I always go to this library. It has a lot to offer in terms of books that we need for whatever subject we are looking for. However, we don't find many books in the French language. I think the responsible of the book selection need to buy more French books. They must understand that Canada functions in... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Main Vancouver branch. Great DVD collection. Fantastic kids section downstairs with games & activities as well as a great selection of books. Really nice gift shop.

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