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Library for library lovers

This new library, inside the shell of an old stone church, is a marvel. I confess I am a longtime... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2018
Jean2rick
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Rocky River, Ohio
Church turned into library

This is a cool place. It’s all white, but they kept the church windows. It’s a good place to see... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2018
Calgary4togo
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

This new library, inside the shell of an old stone church, is a marvel. I confess I am a longtime library board member so this is a particular treat for me, but I think anyone who likes libraries at all will appreciate this innovative re-use...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jean2rick
Reviewed July 31, 2018

I would not have noticed this building among the many splendors of Quebec except for the fact that it's across the street from the Morrin Center. The clean, light-stone exterior of this large "church" is actually quite attractive. It began its life as a mid-19th-century...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank garygDC
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Answer: You repurpose the beautiful building as a museum or cultural center to benefit the community in a secular fashion. The church was purged of stained glass and altars and painted stark white throughout. The House of Literature is an hommage to language and the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Richard M
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

This is a cool place. It’s all white, but they kept the church windows. It’s a good place to see how much of our high school French that we remember.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

This is another building in the City of Quebec that awed us. The building now functions as the repository of the collection of literature of Quebec, but originally it was the Wesley Temple. The Temple was the first Gothic style church in Quebec built in...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jer b
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Modern space. Enjoyed working on the 1000 piece puzzle in the quiet room upstairs. Worth a stop to look at the space, sit and relax.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Valerie M
Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

A modern and pristine library in a classic old church. Wow, interesting! Worth a brief look around. (If nothing else, a great place to refresh yourself.)

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank JHeskin
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

It's a real functional library. The architecture is beautiful, nice clean lines but with the historical church look. It's a definite must see.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 31, 2017

Take the time to stop into the library. Bring a camera as the architecture is wonderful from all angles.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank MariaVin
Reviewed July 12, 2017

We happened upon the library while strolling in old Quebec. It is a lovely library that was once a church. The inside is painted white and the large church windows allow for lots of natural light. There is a spiral staircase to the upper level....More

Date of experience: July 2017
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