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Vancouver Central Public Library


Vancouver Central Public Library

340 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, V6B 6B1

The Vancouver Central Public Library has a unique structure in the shape of Rome’s Colosseum, with a plaza surrounding it, inviting families and visitors to enjoy its architecture, books and programs. The nine-story building takes up an entire city block in Vancouver — you can’t miss it. Visit for daily story times, tea parties, workshops and more kid-friendly programs.

The Central Public Library is open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is always free.

Recent Traveler Reviews

Down the street

by CJ J

The library was just down the street from our hotel so we used it as a landmark. Though we didn't go in we loved the architecture of this building.

by DominiLdn

The Vancouver library has officially become one of my favourite places in the world, and for sure my favourite library - what a great metaphor - a building full books as a Colosseum. Nice little...