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Library Square


City of Vancouver


Vancouver, BC




65,960 sm (710,000 sf)

Occupying a full city block, Vancouver’s Library Square complex includes the city’s Main Library branch, a federal office tower and vibrant public concourse.  This downtown centrepiece of urban life has become a much-loved meeting place and tourist destination, accommodating a broad spectrum of community uses.

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Aerial view of Library Square. The libraries distinct character defined by the colonnade design encircling the building.

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Library square from the corner of Homer Street and West Georgia Street. The federal office tower accompanying the main Vancouver Library.

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The urban concourse offers a unique environment for events and large scale gatherings.

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The urban concourse during the evening, just as lively during noon.

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A glimpse of the colonnade through the downtown streets.

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Federal office towers co-located with the library.

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Bridges cross the atrium, providing access to the reading galleries located along the periphery.

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Rows of reading galleries located along the periphery of the building.

"I enjoy working on Library Square. The library's reading galleries on the periphery mean that passersby don't see library shelves, but rather, people reading and study books." Ron Beaton


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