There's lots of printed books here. I think people used to read them.
Nice place for students
Let's get this party started!
Nice and quiet, free wifi, and air conditioned.
They have these things called books here
The place to study or working or to fill you with knowledge, for sure it's.
Bring an orange to peel when a walking ashtray sits down nearby. Interestingly heavy smokers have poor hygiene habits as well.
Ah... The good ol Fringe headquarters
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.
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.
Awesome library. But the WI-FI is painfully slow. Tether your laptop to your cell phone if you can.
Possibly the sketchiest bathrooms in the city. . . No idea why, but every time you go in there, you surprise someone?!?
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!
They've cut back on staff. Now there's just a phone on every level. :(
Make your online book reservation, so it takes less than 2 min to pick it up.
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
Great place to get school work done.
If you need fast wireless, find a coffee shop.
You may get a library card by showing a Canadian visa that has been issued for 6 months or more
Awesome and huge architecture, about 2Mio+ books and free internet access. (after registration) Friendly securities & staff, clean and quiet. A great place to work!
300 kiByte Bandwidth!!!
The best place in Vancouver for read good books, study and to do your homework. :)
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!
I like is bigger
Return your books on time. It'll cost you less.
Life's not hard when you've got a library card!
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.
Free Wi-Fi / Internet with library card authentication.
i live here
Several Places in this library are good to eat at ...for pizza and for coffee, and other smaller eating stuff.
FYI, homeless people sleep and bathe in the washrooms. always bring hand sanitizer to the VPL ;)
Internet is very sluggish during the afternoons when it's busy. Evening speeds are just fine.
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.
It's almost like being in Fringe ;)
best place to study! so comfy here!
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.
Be aware of thieves
One of the best places in Van
My second home. Actually, sometimes it's more like my first..
Not exactly the best place to go during the Canucks game. All the groans from the 8-1 loss really cramped my studying!
Little known fact: research problem? Visit the top floor for the info centre and have these lovely staff people help out. Amazing results! @kleingroup www.kleingroup.com
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
1/2 hour storytimes for the kiddies every Mon/Wed starting from 10:30. French equivalent on Tuesdays at 2pm.
Color printing is $1/p. Twice more expensive comparing to staples. Save your money.
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.
Take out video games in the kids section.