Vancouver Public Library
all the sights and attractions there are to see in Vancouver going to
the library may not sound like the most exciting thing to do but the
central public library downtown is a must-see building.
Itís a circle in a square design that looks a bit like something you
would see in ancient Rome. In fact a lot of people compare it to a Roman
Vancouver Public Library Contact
Vancouver Public Library location
|350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1
About the Vancouver Public Library
Funded by the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Public Library is the third largest
public library system in Canada, with over 373,000 cardholders and more than 9
million items borrowed annually. Today, with exceptional collections, services
and technologies offered at 22 branches and an extensive virtual library, VPL is
accessible to all citizens of Vancouver.
Vancouver Public Library Reviews
|This library is breathtaking. The architecture is amazing. I sat outside
during lunchtime to eat, watch the birds, and soak up some sun.
When I entered the building I was even more impressed. To the left is a
serious of cafe's and to the right is the library. (Please note that you
must go through security prior to entering the library and taking
pictures is forbidden!!) The library consists of several floors and the
librarian are extremely helpful. One of them even wrote out directions
to my next stop.
I could have stayed all day in the newspaper section; they had a copy of
every newspaper from all over the world.
The only thing that they did not have is a post-card of the library. I
sure wish I had one but I did take some pictures.
I live in Vancouver, and I'm just in love with the library, especially
the magnificent Central Branch downtown. I'm a student and a book lover,
so I go to the library almost everyday; to research, read, or
people-watch. It's much more peaceful in the morning, when there aren't
as many paople around, and it's a lot easier to find a secluded spot to
sit. For the best and most peaceful experience, pick out your books and
head for one of the reference rooms (on every floor, I think) and read
til your eyes fall out.
The library is often congested on the ground floor, but don't be afraid
to go further; the second floor (Social Sciences and Literature) through
the sixth (Fine Arts) are much quieter (and there's a much better chance
of finding an available computer). Also, there's a bathroom on every
floor; they're all usually empty except for the one on the ground floor,
which always has a line-up. Just go up one floor. It amazes me that no
one ever figures this out.