southwest view of Vancouver Community Library
southwest view of Vancouver Community Library

Vancouver Community Library

Location & hours

Address & phone number

901 C Street
Vancouver, WA 98660


Open hours


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Branch Manager

Kelly Lamm

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What's happening

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+ Branch features

Friends of the Library Bookstore: Shop for gently used books at bargain prices in The Booknook, located in the southwest corner of the atrium. Open: Monday-Saturday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday 1:30 to 4:30 pm.

Computer Lab: A room for quiet computer use and classes on Level 1

Teen Central: A room especially for ages 12-18 on Level 1

Early Learning Center: A space dedicated to interactive exploration and learning for young children and their caregivers on Level 3

Tween Scene: A space designed just for ages 9-12 on Level 3

Video phone: A video relay services station on Level 4

Vancouver Room: A quiet reading room with great views and a fireplace on Level 5

Outdoor Terrace: An outside space featuring spectacular views of Mt Hood, the Columbia River, and beyond on Level 5

Gray Space: An art space showcasing paintings, photographs, and multi-media pieces by local artists on Levels 1, 4, and 5


+ Statistics & history

2017 service statistics

Circulation: 889,469
Visits to library: 550,042
Programs offered: 1,469
Program attendance: 34,903
Reference questions: 51,753

Building information

Ownership: Vancouver Library Capital Facility Area
Square Footage: 83,000
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Library history

1877: Vancouver Library Association, a subscription library, formed.

1891: Vancouver Public Library established.

1909: Carnegie Building at 16th & Main built.

1950: Vancouver Public Library and Clark County Library merge on July 1.

1960: Bond measure passes to replace the library on Main Street with a larger library on Mill Plain Blvd.

1963: Library on Mill Plain Blvd. opens; Carnegie library on Main Street closes.

2006: Bond measure passes and includes funding for a new Vancouver library.

2011: Grand opening of new library at 901 C Street on July 17. Watch the video! (The building on Mill Plain Blvd. now houses the library district's Operations Center).