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Vancouver Public Library


Situated on the unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, Vancouver Public Library (VPL) is one of Vancouver’s oldest public institutions. We strive to meet our community’s changing needs and aspirations. We are a place to share stories and ideas, through books, creativity supported by technology, and conversations we have with each other. We are committed to building connections within our diverse communities and offering opportunities to learn and create together.VPL is a home for stories and ideas, for learning and for entertainment – as libraries have always been. We are proud of our work with community partners to deliver thousands of programs every year, helping to share the diverse voices of our city across our 21 locations and digital channels. With more than 2.3 million items in our collection, VPL helps make access to information and learning more equitable across the city, in person and online.



News March 25 2024

Discover the 2024 Dublin Literary Award Shortlist

Discover which 6 books made it to the shortlist, one of world’s most valuable literary prizes!
News January 16 2024

2024 Longlist Revealed

Novels by four Irish authors are among the 70 books nominated by 80 libraries around the world!
News November 28 2023

2024 Dublin Literary Award Judges Announced

Meet our judging panel for 2024 Dublin Literary Award
Video June 2 2023

Highlights from the 2023 Dublin Literary Award Ceremony

Katja Oskamp and translator Jo Heinrich win the prize for Marzahn, Mon Amour.


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