Our library houses one of the largest collections of Italian materials in the Lower Mainland. Working together with the language school and the museum (il Museo), la Biblioteca collaborates to preserve and cultivate Italian cultural heritage.
We provide our members with incredibly diverse literary, audio and video materials in the Italian language. 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 della Nonna.
La Biblioteca offers materials to both children and adults learning Italian.
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.
Holiday Library Hours
The library will remain closed for the Christmas holidays from December 24 until December 27 and from December 31 until January 2.
December 28, 29 and 30 the library will operate normally and on January 3 regular hours will resume (10-4 pm).
Regular Library Hours (from Labour Day to Canada Day)
Tuesday- Saturday 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Summer Library Hours (from Canada Day to Labour Day)
Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
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].