Check out Vancouver Public Library’s Dunbar Branch

By Andrea Brown, (former) Dunbar Branch head

The Dunbar Branch is open, and you are welcome to visit! Vancouver Public Library locations are following all current public health guidelines. The library continues to be a place where everyone is invited to discover, create and share ideas and information (both in-person and online)!

Please ask a friendly Dunbar branch staff member if you have questions, could use some reading suggestions, and/or would like help placing requests for specific items from the library’s collection.


Library cardholders can borrow downloadable ebooks and audiobooks, read digital magazines and newspapers, and stream movies and music for free using an internet-connected device! Here are some examples of VPL’s extensive digital resource offerings:

Career Cruising:  Comprehensive Canadian career guide providing detailed listings of 550 occupations, including education and training information.

Creativebug:  Enjoy unlimited arts and crafts project suggestions, workshops, and techniques by top designers and artists via streaming video.

LinkedIn Learning:  LinkedIn Learning offers video courses in business, computer technology, software, and creative skills, all conducted by experts in their fields.

Livres Numériques (French language ebooks):  A collection of French-language ebooks from Canadian and European publishers. Includes popular fiction as well as titles from a wide range of subjects.

Mango Languages:  Over 70 self-paced language-learning courses.  Classical music streaming library featuring over 1,600 classical music videos, concerts, operas, ballets, documentaries and more.

Naxos Music Library:  A music streaming service featuring classical, jazz, folk, and world music.

PressReader:  Full-page images of 5,000 newspapers and magazines from 100 countries.

Vancouver Indie Authors Collection:  Collection of self-published books by local authors.

VPL to Go (OverDrive):  Extensive selection of popular fiction and non-fiction ebooks and audiobooks.

Questions? Please connect with us in-person, by phone, or online:

Vancouver Public Library – Dunbar Branch: 4515 Dunbar Street (on the corner of Dunbar Street and West 29th Avenue). Call: 604-665-3968 or visit us at:

TRANSITIONS: Andrea Brown announced October 1st that she was leaving her position as Dunbar Branch library head to take another library job in Ontario. The DRA wishes her well and thanks her for all her help during her time in Dunbar. As of October 12th, Katherine Parker took over as acting branch head. She can be reached at or at 604-665-3986.