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Vancouver Public Library (Central Library Branch)

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Rooftop view!

The public library offers a great free rooftop view and some nice exhibitions inside (and of course... read more

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Lovely building

Our hotel was not far from the public library. The building is shaped like the Colesseum and well... read more

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A striking modern building contains over 130 photo albums on the history of the city.
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340 West Georgia St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 6B1, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

The public library offers a great free rooftop view and some nice exhibitions inside (and of course many books!)

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hundemuffin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel was not far from the public library. The building is shaped like the Colesseum and well worth a look and some photos on your way past.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kirsteen H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Vancouver library is in an architecturally interesting building in Robson. It is huge and has large public areas and vast numbers of books of every description. The newly created and opened outdoor areas are a great place to wander and view the city. They...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank r0man53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this building and its design in addition to the book haven that it is. This is a true heaven for book lovers in Vancouver

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JaySN12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With a device smaller than the tiniest smartphone you have a wealth of information at your service. They do tours of interesting things that are kept there as well. More than a library, there is instruments too. Repeat visitor at all VPL locations. My local...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank KathrynST
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is such a photogenic building. The architecture is amazing. Lovely airy space, plenty of eateries inside and the actual library is a haven for book lovers. Small library shop but has a lot to offer. If I were a vancouverite I would spend hours...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank lynnecPortsmouth
Reviewed 12 December 2018

I have found the book I was looking for. I like the inner environment of it with the art room, the coffee place and the inner design of the building.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Yanni X
Reviewed 29 November 2018

This beautifully designed library should be visited by anyone who really appreciates architecture. There is also a 'secret' rooftop garden with good city views.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank sipari_traveller
Reviewed 20 November 2018

We were encouraged by a couple of locals to check out the downtown library, and newly opened rooftop area. The architecture is very impressive, and the rooftop viewing areas were particularly interesting to see, and view the city from. Interesting to note that while on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank J0hnJ0an
Reviewed 10 November 2018

This Colosseum styled building is a must see if you are Visiting Vancouver. There are a number of small shops inside and vast spaces to just sit and take in the sights and people.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rocketrod1
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Response from Preston T | Reviewed this property |
Travel north on Homer ( its one way) to Georgia Street turn right ( east) 1 block to Hamilton turn Right ( south) at the end of the block you will see the entrance to the parking garage on your right.