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Library Square

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Address: 350 Georgia St W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 6B1, Canada
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11:30 - 03:00
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Very good place.you can find almost anything you need. Nice and competent staff, calm and silent ambience, clean and welcoming atmosphere.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 February 2017
Luca L
Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, British Columbia
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One Vancouver more unusual modern buildings should be on everyone's list to explore. The curved outside Coliseum walls wrap around a square centre block full of natural light. Be sure to go up the top floor to get a feeling of the interior design. Staff are very helpful and there are a ton of resources available.

Thank bksmith2017
Jackson, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sweet family got toted along for this treat for me! The architecture was amazing! Loved the little gift shop as well that raises funds for the library! The volunteers in the gift shop were delightful ladies to chat with!

Thank alisonldjones
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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453 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If my get to look at only one of many of Vancouver's impressive buildings, make sure it's Moshe Safdie's Library Square. Sadly few can go up to the park on the roof, but walk around and inside the structure, admiring the references to the Roman Coliseum expressed in a post-modern architectural essay. Half the building is a federal building that... More 

Thank Sassamatt
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommend for sports viewing. Lots of TV's, particularly during NFL, they open early and have pretty much all the games on, on Sundays. Show up early and ask for the game you want or enjoy them all!

Thank kachijo
Vancouver, Canada
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

It is like being in another country. There are lots of places around to sit out side or inside and enjoy the beautiful sites.

Thank ramcreations6
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

A place you should not miss while visiting Vancouver! Its architect is bar-none. Vancouver Public Library (VPL) is the public library system for the city of Vancouver, British Columbia. In 2013, VPL had more than 6.9 million visits with patrons borrowing nearly 9.5 million items including: books, ebooks, CDs, DVDs, newspapers and magazines. Across 22 locations and online, VPL serves... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Very good place.you can find almost anything you need. Nice and competent staff, calm and silent ambience, clean and welcoming atmosphere.

Thank Luca L
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Easy to get to and interesting to visit in the middle of a beautiful city surrounded by ocean and mountains

Thank Audrey S
Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

One of the best in town used as a set for many tv shows hold a very dynamic library and free curses of any tye.

Thank BlueGoblin
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I visit Library Square every day . The structure is beyond words beautiful and bold . Upon entry , behold the vast atrium , massive , cathedral like in scope and scale . The best is yet to come , the Library , books , books and more books . Access to the Internet , Canadian and international news papers... More 

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