Vancouver Public LibraryCurrently Closed
- Address: 350 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1, Canada
- Timings: 10:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6043313603
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Library, Family And Kids
Proudly known to be the third largest Library in Canada, the Vancouver Public Library has a figure of 9.5 million items being borrowed annually. Choose from Books, CDs, DVDs, magazines or go through genealogy records, local history books, documents, periodicals and newspapers and access the internet.
Architecturally, the building is one of the grandest in the country and has beautiful promenades that is lined by various sections of the library. If you are a book lover, an hour here will prove less to explore the vast collection.
- Admission to the place is Free.
- Special Collections (Level 7) closes at 6.00pm.
- By Bus: WB Robson St FS Hamilton St
- By Skytrain: Stadium-Chinatown Station
- By Taxi
- By renting a Car/ Bicycle/Scooter.
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21.56% of people who visit Vancouver include Vancouver Public Library in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
43.32% of people start their Vancouver Public Library visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Vancouver Public Library
80.4% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Vancouver Public Library
Beautiful place to relax, read a book and sip on a coffee. Lots and lots of great collections of books and magazines. They also have books in foreign languages which is quite useful. Their rooftop patio is a great place to enjoy a nice book and some fresh air. Helpful staff and great location.
Pretty good library. At one time 50 years ago, I used the music collection at the main library extensively. At that time they had printed music parts. I went back hopping that collection still existed. No such luck. A disappointment. Keeping parts without them going missing is probably not worth it. Ditto for the UBC music collection.
The new reno upstairs is finally open and it is beautiful. Spacious, open, bright, and adds conference rooms and dozens of new work spaces for people coming to study, plus a little niche near the new gardens where you can sit and eat. The new upstairs has the feeling of an art gallery, without the smugness. Still missing in action is the map for each floor that shows you where to find the call number of the book you're searching for. They got rid of these maps in 2004 and every inquiry I've made since has been answered with 'oh, we're moving the books around'. Since 2004. There are inexpensive ways to create a poster with that information, so that library patrons wouldn't have to go through every aisle on the floor to find the right section... or wait 10 minutes for library staff to show them where it is. Wonder why management can't figure it out.
Libraries are the last pure, uncorrupted entity in society and this one is exceptional. My favourite library in the whole world! Absolutely gorgeous architecture and wonderful atmosphere. Lots of places to study in peace. Friendly, helpful staff.
Incredibly noisy, even on the “quiet” floors. Groups of children with their teachers or chaperones blandly saying “shhh” but kids keep on yelling. Strange echo that sounds like a thousand kids screaming quietly heard when sitting at the atrium window. How about not letting kids groups on the quiet floors so adults can actually get some work done peacefully???