Friday, April 12, 2013

#17 Outreach Branch

302 - 345 Robson Street

The most hidden branch of the library (or maybe second most hidden after Kerrisdale), this is the branch you've probably never been to. In fact, it's probably one of, if not the, least visited of the VPL libraries. Why? Well, you should be able to tell from the name, the Outreach Branch delivers books to people's houses! No, not you specifically (probably) but to people who cannot visit the library due to mobility issues, disabilities, or other reasons. I think this is really neat! 

The library itself is located in the same building as the Central Branch downtown, but is accessed by a completely different entrance. Inside you'll find many of the things you'd expect from a library such as computers and a photocopier and books and stuff, but the majority of the material here is large print and audio books which are delivered to people. I think it's awesome that this service is available, and I think the people who borrow books through it really appreciate the service. Here's a video that shows a brief example of what the Outreach Branch does.

I'm not sure if just anyone can come in and borrow stuff from here, I probably should have asked them that when I visited!

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