Vancouver Public Library Named Top City Library in the World

Scholars at Heinrich Heine University in Dusseldorf have named the public libraries in Vancouver and Montreal as the no. 1 libraries in world cities – topping a lengthy list that includes libraries in New York, Boston, London, Barcelona, Los Angeles, and Toronto.

Public libraries in 31 cities across the world were studied by researchers to determine how they support the digital, learning, and creative fabric of their cities.

“Vancouver is a world-class city and we’re extremely pleased and humbled to be recognized as a top world-class library,” said VPL chief librarian Sandra Singh.

“It’s gratifying to be in such esteemed library company, and we’re excited to be playing a part in highlighting Vancouver on the world map through our work supporting an informed, engaged and connected city.”

The study was published in this month's edition of Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Services. Click here to read the entire study. 

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