North Vancouver City Library

Location: 120 West 14th Street, North Vancouver
Parking: low cost and free short term underground parking available

Located in what is considered 'the heart of the City', the North Vancouver City Library encompasses 36,000 square feet of public space on three levels. The LEED Gold designated building is a popular gathering place, welcoming a steady stream of visitors and garnering praise for its distinctive design, sustainable features and impressive library collection.

Take a 360 degree tour of the library.

The Library is one of the City's newest green buildings.

The Library supports the City's vision for a vibrant, sustainable, highly liveable community.

Library Amenities

The Media Room

Home to an outstanding collection of DVDs, CDs and games, as well as listening and viewing stations.

Recording station

Explore video and audio recording at the library! We have the space and equipment to help you get started:

  • Film and produce your own YouTube video or vlog
  • Rehearse a job interview to get feedback from others
  • Record an audition tape or performance
  • Record your music
  • Create your own audiobook
  • Record a podcast

The Terrace

Grab a chair and read your favourite magazines while enjoying the views to the Lions Gate Bridge and beyond.

Children's Reading Garden

Play in the reading garden, which features greenery, pebbles, toys, fun seating and ouchless ground covering.

The Room

Be sure to check out the graffiti art. Just for teens, this special room was designed with feedback from the library's Teen Council and includes game gear, study tables, and a 52-inch flat-screen TV.

The Café

Located on the main level to the left of the library's entrance, the Laziza Library Café offers a variety of beverages and snacks. You can even bring your beverage inside the library.

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Civic Plaza

The adjoining Civic Plaza is a unique and welcoming gathering place for residents and visitors. Civic Plaza has free WiFi available to the public during Library hours. The Plaza provides easy access to the library, City Hall, Lonsdale Avenue and the Central Lonsdale neighbourhood.

Civic Plaza features:

  • Free WiFi connection ('PLAZAIR'). No password required.
  • Public promenade connects Lonsdale Avenue, City Hall, the Library and Chesterfield Avenue
  • Outdoor amphitheatre for seasonal events
  • Café terrace and ample bench seating
  • Water features and naturescaping

Public Art

  • Wilbur's Web by Alan Storey (library interior)
  • Tree of Knowledge Donor Recognition Project by Muse Atelier's Nancy Chew & Jacqueline Metz (library/plaza entrance)
  • Spirit Square Public Art by Marianne Nicholson (civic plaza)
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