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

360-906-5000

Open hours

Sun
10-6
Mon
9-8
Tue
9-8
Wed
9-8
Thu
9-8
Fri
10-6
Sat
10-6

Get directions

Google map of Vancouver library

Parking information

Weekdays 8 am–6 pm:
Two hours of free parking is available in the lot run by City of Vancouver Parking Services to the east of the library or in the spaces on Reserve St.

Weekends and evenings after 6 pm:
All parking is free and there are no time restrictions.

Building Floorplan Map (PDF)
Self-guided Tour of the Building (PDF)

Branch Manager

Kelly Lamm

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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.

Coffee Cart: Purchase coffee and baked goods from the Project Hope 4 Humanity Coffee Cart in the atrium (next to the Booknook). Open: Tuesday –Thursday 9 am –2 pm, Saturday 10 am–2 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

2018 service statistics

Circulation: 959,735
Visits to library: 524,584
Programs offered: 1,163
Program attendance: 30,671
Reference questions: 59,774

Building information

Ownership: Vancouver Library Capital Facility Area
Square Footage: 83,000
Green Building Case Study
Green Building Features

Library history

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).

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

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

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

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

1909: Carnegie Building at 16th & Main built.

1891: Vancouver Public Library established.

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