La Biblioteca – Library

Our library houses one of the largest collections of Italian materials in the Lower Mainland. We provide our members with incredibly diverse literary, audio and video materials in the Italian language, with a focus on Italian fiction books and DVDs. In addition, we offer the beautifully designed “Angolo dei Bimbi” (Kids’ Corner), where children can get involved in fun, educational activities, and enjoy the Saturday morning Italian story time sessions called Filastrocche. Our English language section includes translated Italian works and books about Italians in Vancouver and in Canada at large.

Are you looking for a specific item? Search our online catalogue.

The library is open to the public for in-house use and research. In order to check out materials, you must purchase a membership from the Italian Cultural Centre.

Opening Hours:

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Library is open by appointment only:
From Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, and
on Saturday, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

To book an appointment, please contact Andrea Privitera at 604 430 3337 ext. 223, or at [email protected]

Masks are mandatory while visiting il Centro and the Library.
There is a maximum number of 4 patrons allowed in the library at any given time.

Materials can be returned to Il Centro reception desk if the library is closed.

For more information on our collection, library programs and volunteer opportunities, please email: [email protected].