Vancouver Public Library

350 West Georgia St. (btwn Homer & Hamilton), Vancouver BC V6B 6B3
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  • Today
    • 8:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Mon–Wed
    • 9:00 AM–7:00 PM

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People talk about:

  • "... Wi-Fi / Internet with library card authentication." (3 tips)
  • "... meeting rooms you can book for free... what more can you ask" (2 tips)
  • "... almost like being in Fringe ;)" (2 tips)
  • Greg G.

    This is my favorite place in the city to go when I need to get work done with no distractions.

    Greg G. · September 18, 2009
  • The Province

    While we like hanging around the stacks, Metro Vancouver’s public libraries have loads of free events and workshops from memoir writing to concerts. Read more

    The Province · February 16, 2012
  • Madison D.

    A great place to do research. They have a helpful staff.

    Madison D. · September 9, 2009
  • Matt C.

    Take out video games in the kids section.

    Matt C. · October 9, 2010
  • Cecilia L.

    The entrepreneur's office away from the office! Free & reliable wifi, computers with Internet access & open office, printers (no scanners), meeting rooms you can book for free... what more can you ask

    Cecilia L. · August 24, 2010
  • Abbey J.

    i live here

    Abbey J. · November 29, 2011
  • Calvin C.

    best place to study! so comfy here!

    Calvin C. · September 19, 2011
  • tmyymmt

    Holiday Hours

    tmyymmt · December 17, 2011
  • Stephen O.

    Several Places in this library are good to eat at ...for pizza and for coffee, and other smaller eating stuff.

    Stephen O. · November 21, 2011
  • Dee

    VPL also has online help available. Chat with library staff at

    Dee · November 22, 2009
  • Nick N.

    Life's not hard when you've got a library card!

    Nick N. · April 8, 2012
  • Sensualist .

    Be aware of thieves 

    Sensualist 💋. · August 22, 2011
  • James L.

    Video games for the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and DS in the Teen/Children sections. Max of 2 at once though, and it's only for a week.

    James L. · October 10, 2010
  • Florian G.

    Awesome and huge architecture, about 2Mio+ books and free internet access. (after registration) Friendly securities & staff, clean and quiet. A great place to work!

    Florian G. · July 14, 2012
  • Christopher D.

    Return your books on time. It'll cost you less.

    Christopher D. · May 9, 2012
  • Mia M.

    Even if you aren't a huge reader, worth checking out for the amazing architecture. One of the best libraries in the lower mainland, in my opinion.

    Mia M. · April 5, 2012
  • Robert S.

    Free Wi-Fi / Internet with library card authentication.

    Robert S. · February 26, 2012
  • Ryan N.

    Internet is very sluggish during the afternoons when it's busy. Evening speeds are just fine.

    Ryan N. · September 28, 2011
  • Anabelle B.

    It's almost like being in Fringe ;)

    Anabelle B. · September 19, 2011
  • Ryan N.

    Never, EVER, take your eyes off your belongings. Certain regulars here have sticky fingers and will rob you even if you are dozed off at your desk.

    Ryan N. · September 15, 2011
  • Daniel R.

    One of the best places in Van

    Daniel R. · July 22, 2011
  • William T.

    My second home. Actually, sometimes it's more like my first..

    William T. · July 1, 2011
  • Kirill V.

    Color printing is $1/p. Twice more expensive comparing to staples. Save your money.

    Kirill V. · November 3, 2010
  • Kirill V.

    Great relaxing sounds outside the library after working hours. Sitting on a bench and listening to this helps to get my thoughts in order.

    Kirill V. · August 21, 2010
  • Luna P.

    Go to the library, and pick up some new books to read.

    Luna P. · September 9, 2009
  • Gabriel D.

    The place to study or working or to fill you with knowledge, for sure it's.

    Gabriel D. · February 23
  • Martin N.

    Bring an orange to peel when a walking ashtray sits down nearby. Interestingly heavy smokers have poor hygiene habits as well.

    Martin N. · November 21, 2013
  • Samantha L.

    Ah... The good ol Fringe headquarters

    Samantha L. · November 14, 2013
  • Martin N.

    One of the few places where upload speeds are faster than downloading. Speedtest 8 Nov 2013 at 11:37 - ping 38 ms, download 3.32 Mbps, upload 9.74 Mbps.

    Martin N. · November 8, 2013
  • Martin N.

    The library would benefit from a smell detector that would prevent people with poor hygiene from entering. It is not pleasant sitting next to you Mr. Stinky.

    Martin N. · November 6, 2013
  • Martin N.

    Awesome library. But the WI-FI is painfully slow. Tether your laptop to your cell phone if you can.

    Martin N. · November 4, 2013
  • Dale M.

    Possibly the sketchiest bathrooms in the city. . . No idea why, but every time you go in there, you surprise someone?!?

    Dale M. · October 30, 2013
  • Renn H.

    Great places to come with kids on the weekend. The Children's section always has colouring pages for the kids to draw while I select their books. Great job!

    Renn H. · July 31, 2013
  • riacale

    They've cut back on staff. Now there's just a phone on every level. :(

    riacale · July 21, 2013
  • Caique S.

    Make your online book reservation, so it takes less than 2 min to pick it up.

    Caique S. · July 17, 2013
  • Henry L.

    Free WiFi w/ library- or internet-card; ask at InfoDesk. Best throughput: <50ms ping; max 1 MByte/s up and down speeds, subject to usage by other users. Better thruput near opening/closing times

    Henry L. · June 27, 2013
  • Kelly E.

    Great place to get school work done.

    Kelly E. · February 21, 2013
  • Aftaab

    If you need fast wireless, find a coffee shop.

    Aftaab · February 21, 2013
  • Guilherme T.

    You may get a library card by showing a Canadian visa that has been issued for 6 months or more

    Guilherme T. · January 25, 2013
  • Liv M.

    The best place in Vancouver for read good books, study and to do your homework. :)

    Liv M. · May 20, 2012
  • Geoff T.

    Their Arts department loans out music CDs that you can import into iTunes. Expand your collection, or experiment with some new types of music for your seawall walks!

    Geoff T. · May 16, 2012
  • Luz stella R.

    I like is bigger

    Luz stella R. · May 14, 2012
  • osbornation

    FYI, homeless people sleep and bathe in the washrooms. always bring hand sanitizer to the VPL ;)

    osbornation · September 28, 2011
  • Mark W.

    There are great, free introductions to the library's job hunting resources every Tuesday at 10.30am and Thursday at 2.30pm. Lasts about an hour. Floor 4.

    Mark W. · September 23, 2011
  • Cameron R.

    Not exactly the best place to go during the Canucks game. All the groans from the 8-1 loss really cramped my studying!

    Cameron R. · June 12, 2011
  • Eugen K.

    Little known fact: research problem? Visit the top floor for the info centre and have these lovely staff people help out. Amazing results! @kleingroup

    Eugen K. · June 8, 2011
  • Robert W.

    Watch movies on the blue computers, wifi service is free and great, opened until 9pm daily except Sat & Sundays. Close to everything, Yaletown, Pacific Centre, Skytrain, Banking, food and dining, Post

    Robert W. · May 2, 2011
  • Karen H.

    1/2 hour storytimes for the kiddies every Mon/Wed starting from 10:30. French equivalent on Tuesdays at 2pm.

    Karen H. · February 9, 2011
  • Terry L.

    300 kiByte Bandwidth!!!

    Terry L. · June 18, 2012
  • Luis Felipe F.

    Que inveja!

    Luis Felipe F. · September 20, 2011

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