Vancouver Public Library

350 West Georgia St (btwn Homer & Hamilton), Vancouver BC V6B 6B3, Canada
Closed until 10:00 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–6:00 PM

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    Florian G.
    "A great place to work!"(5 Tips)
    Mia M.
    "amazing architecture."(2 Tips)
    Nathan W.
    "Nice and quiet, free wifi, and air conditioned."(2 Tips)
    Eugen K.
    "lovely staff people"(7 Tips)
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  • Cameron F.

    There's lots of printed books here. I think people used to read them.

    Cameron Fisk · March 13
  • M.A.T

    خشووع الصلاه

    M.A.T · February 13
  • M.A.T

    Nice place for students

    M.A.T · January 26
  • Michael I.

    Let's get this party started!

    Michael Ianni · October 29, 2014
  • Nathan W.

    Nice and quiet, free wifi, and air conditioned.

    Nathan Wainwright · September 6, 2014
  • B C.

    They have these things called books here

    B C · May 27, 2014
  • Gabriel D.

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

    Gabriel Dos Santos · February 23, 2014
  • Martin N.

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

    Martin Naroznik · November 21, 2013
  • Samantha L.

    Ah... The good ol Fringe headquarters

    Samantha Lau · 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 Naroznik · 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 Naroznik · 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 Naroznik · 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 Maclaren · 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 Holness · 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 Santiago · 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 Lee · June 27, 2013
  • Kelly E.

    Great place to get school work done.

    Kelly Erickson · 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 Trevisan · January 25, 2013
  • 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 Geißler · July 14, 2012
  • Terry L.

    300 kiByte Bandwidth!!!

    Terry Lawrence · June 18, 2012
  • Liv M.

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

    Liv Milla · 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 Trimpol · May 16, 2012
  • Luz stella R.

    I like is bigger

    Luz stella Rincón · May 14, 2012
  • Christopher D.

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

    Christopher Dahl · May 9, 2012
  • Nick N.

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

    Nick N. · April 8, 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 Sanzalone · February 26, 2012
  • 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
  • tmyymmt

    Holiday Hours

    tmyymmt · December 17, 2011
  • Abbey J.

    i live here

    Abbey Jackson · November 29, 2011
  • Stephen O.

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

    Stephen Olson · November 21, 2011
  • osbornation

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

    osbornation · September 28, 2011
  • Ryan N.

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

    Ryan Nus · 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 Wainwright · September 23, 2011
  • Luis Felipe F.

    Que inveja!

    Luis Felipe Ferraz · September 20, 2011
  • Anabelle B.

    It's almost like being in Fringe ;)

    Anabelle BF · September 19, 2011
  • Calvin C.

    best place to study! so comfy here!

    Calvin Chan · 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 Nus · September 15, 2011
  • Sensualist .

    Be aware of thieves 

    Sensualist 💋 · August 22, 2011
  • Daniel R.

    One of the best places in Van

    Daniel Robles · July 22, 2011
  • William T.

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

    William Trenton · July 1, 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 Rogers · 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 Klein · 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 Williams · 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 Hamilton · February 9, 2011
  • Kirill V.

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

    Kirill Vechtomov · November 3, 2010
  • 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 Liu · October 10, 2010
  • Matt C.

    Take out video games in the kids section.

    Matt Collinge · October 9, 2010

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