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Available via the Internet

Information on buildings in the City of Vancouver. Most buildings are in the Central Business District, and are public. Private residences are included if there is significant information about them. The Heritage Designation is used to indicate those buildings with legal protection. Principal sources of information are newspaper and magazine articles.

Available via the Internet

Full text of Vancouver City Council minutes from 2001 to present with keyword searching capability.

Available at VPL branches
Paid for by the Province of British Columbia

Vehicle Safety and Inspection Standards Online contains fact sheets, recall bulletins, inspection manuals, safety methods and standards for trucks, trailers, buses and motorcycles as well as up to date transportation related statutes and regulations.

Access: Central and Branch Libraries only

Library Card and PIN needed
Paid for by VPL

A great selection of popular fiction and non-fiction ebooks (EPUB & PDF) and audiobooks (MP3 & WMA) are available through VPL to Go. Titles can be downloaded to your computer and transferred to a portable device. Check your ereader or player for compatibility.

For more information, see our Guide.

Get the Overdrive Media Console app and download EPUB and MP3 files direct to your iphone, ipod touch, ipad, Blackberry, Android and Windows Mobile Devices.

In order to borrow eBooks and Audiobooks from this collection, you will need to use a Vancouver Public Library card and live in the city of Vancouver.

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Electronic resources are restricted by license agreements to Vancouver Public Library card holders and to on-site users for purposes of research and private study. A few additional electronic resources are limited to City of Vancouver residents when using from home. Commercial use and systematic downloading, copying or distributing of information are expressly prohibited. Users are individually responsible for compliance with these terms.

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