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

Vancouver Community Library

Hours

Curbside service
Sun–Sat: 9 am–1 pm, 2–5 pm

Limited in-branch service
Visits are limited to 30 minutes or less, starting at the top of each hour, allowing time for library staff to close and clean each hour.
Sun/Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri/Sat: 10 am, 11 am, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, 5 pm
Wed: CURBSIDE ONLY
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Location

901 C Street
Vancouver, WA 98660

360-906-5000

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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: Currently closed
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: Currently closed
A room for quiet computer use and classes on Level 1
Teen Central: Currently closed. Please ask staff to retrieve materials from the collection.
A room especially for ages 12-18 on Level 1
Early Learning Center: Currently closed
A space dedicated to interactive exploration and learning for young children and their caregivers on Level 3
Tween Scene: Open for browsing; no internet stations or seating.
A space designed just for ages 9-12 on Level 3
Video phone
A video relay services station on Level 4
Vancouver Room: Currently closed
A quiet reading room with great views and a fireplace on Level 5
Outdoor Terrace: Currently closed
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

2020 service statistics

Circulation: 484,757
Visits to library: 107,431
Programs offered: 157
Program attendance: 4,405
Reference questions: 4,017

Building information

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

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.