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Vancouver Public Library - Central Branch

350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC, V6B 6B1


604-331-3603; infovpl.ca

Type: Library

Web site: http://www.vpl.ca

Events: https://www.vpl.ca/events/

Catalog URL: http://vpl.bibliocommons.com

Twitter account: @VPL

Amenities: wifi, food/drink

Description: Vancouver Public Library's Central Branch maintains a collection of 1.4 million items and acts as a system-wide resource for 22 branch locations. A substantial amount of material is retained for reference only use in the Central library; this includes periodicals, newspapers and government documents.

The Special Collections department (reference only materials) maintains a very strong local history collection, in print and photos, as well as children's materials and rare books.

The Popular Reading Library, Multilingual services, and the Children's Library all have extensive circulating collections.

The level of non-fiction collections at Central support comprehensive, sustained independent study, undergraduate and graduate course work in some areas, and professional levels in some areas.

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Upcoming events

Breaking Traditions: Fighting for Job Equality Through the Generations (Tuesday, March 29 at 7pm)
March 29, 2016 (7:00 PM – 8:30 PM)
Police officer, carpenter, avionic and a heavy duty mechanic. Meet historian and former RCMP officer Bonnie Reilly Schmidt, carpenter and poet Kate Braid, aircraft maintenance engineer Louisa Robinson, and heavy duty mechanic Mariegold Rondeau. This inter-generational group of women will discuss their experiences entering male-dominated work worlds, as well as the changes in these fields over the last forty years and the challenges that remain. (starfishian)… (more)

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