La Biblioteca – Library

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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. 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:

Tuesday – Friday, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday morning, from 10.30am to 12.30 pm 

Materials can be returned to Il Centro reception desk or at the library’s door if closed.

NEW: Masks Not Required

In accordance with current health orders and BC’s guidelines, masks are no longer required in indoor public spaces. People can wear them at their discretion.

REMINDER: Delay Your Visit if You’re Not Well 

Please do not visit if you or a close contact is experiencing symptoms of illness.

There is a maximum number of 4 patrons allowed in the library at any given time.

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