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North Vancouver District Public Library has three full-service locations centrally located Lynn Valley Library, Capilano Library in the heart of Edgemont Village, and Parkgate Library located near Deep Cove, and a boutique Express Library service located inside the Lions Gate Community Recreation Centre.

Our libraries are located on the traditional territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) First Nations. Their ancestors have lived here for countless generations. We are grateful for the opportunity to connect community, share knowledge and inspire stories on unceded Coast Salish Territory.

See our Locations page for contact information and hours for our libraries.

Lynn Valley Library

Located at the corner of Lynn Valley Road and Mountain Highway, the Lynn Valley Library is the hub of our library system. Built in 2007, our Lynn Valley Library combines dramatic visual appeal with environmentally-friendly features and accessible technology.

Enjoy chat and read spaces, the audio and video recording studios located in our StoryLab amenity, quiet study areas and a group study space. There is a children's area on the first floor with cozy window seating, and a teen area on the second floor. We have a fantastic selection of books, music, movies and much more, and offer programs and events for all ages. 

As a LEED® certified construction, the Library is a leading-edge green building that sets a standard for civic buildings on the North Shore.

See our Locations page for contact information and hours. Need a meeting room? Check out our Lynn Valley Program Room.

Capilano Library

Located in the heart of Edgemont Village, the Capilano Library is a cornerstone of its community. The library features a reading area, areas for children and teens, a quiet study room, public computer workstations, plus a great selection of books, music, movies and much more.

Throughout the year we offer storytimes and events for children as well as technology training and other exciting programs for adults.

See our Locations page for contact information and hours. Need a meeting room? Check out our Potlatch Meeting Room.

Parkgate Library

The beautiful Parkgate Library is located near Deep Cove. With many cozy reading spaces including a fireplace area, Parkgate also features a quiet study room, public computer workstations, a well-stocked children’s and teen’s area, and a great selection of books, music, movies and much more.

Throughout the year we offer storytimes and events for children as well as computer training and other programs for adults.

See our Locations page for contact information and hours. Need a meeting room? Our Enid Dearing Meeting Room can accommodate up to 30 people.

 

Express Library at Lions Gate Community Recreation Centre

NVDPL’s Express Library at Lions Gate Community Recreation Centre is a boutique library service featuring a collection of the latest in new and popular materials! The Express Library also features a Holds Pickup Locker allowing for convenient holds pick-up any time the Centre is open. Visitors can enjoy a small, welcoming library and living room with options to explore library materials or curl up with a good book while coming and going from health and recreational programs hosted by North Vancouver Recreation and Culture and Capilano Community Services Society. 

This is an "Express Library" service with limited hours. Staff are available to provide assistance with selecting material, getting a library card, signing up for a library program, and more. 

See our Locations page for contact information and hours.