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About the Library

Funded by the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Public Library has been dedicated to meeting the lifelong learning, reading and information needs of Vancouver residents for more than 100 years. Our vision is an informed, engaged, and connected city. Our mission is a free place for everyone to discover, create and share ideas and information. Last year, VPL had more than 6.9 million visits with patrons borrowing nearly 9.5 million items including: books, ebooks, CDs, DVDs and magazines. Across 22 locations and online, VPL serves nearly 428,000 active members and is the third-largest public library system in Canada.

Contact Us

For enquiries or reference questions please call 604-331-3603 or use the email reference form.

Central Library expansion

Plans to expand the central library with new community event and meeting spaces, exhibit spaces, a theatre, a reading room and a 'garden in the sky' public garden

Vision, Mission, Values

An informed, engaged, and connected city.

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Vancouver Public Library’s newest branch, nə́c̓aʔmat ct Strathcona, is expected to open in fall 2016.

Library Board

To contact Library Board Trustees, please email board@vpl.ca, or write to: Vancouver Public Library Administration Offices, 7th Floor, 350 W. Georgia St., Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1.

Library Management

Profiles and contact information for the Library Directors and Managers.

Policies & Procedures

Official library policies, statements and procedures. The policies below represent a subset of VPL’s full policies. If you wish to see additional policies or require more information, please contact Chrysalyn Tolentino

Reports & Publications

Reports, strategic objectives, financial statements, and toolkits for libraries.

Support the Library

Donating, volunteering and sponsorship opportunities.

Careers at VPL

Public Art

Find out more about art installations at the library.