Library and reading room
The Carnegie Branch Library has about 11,000 books, DVDs, newspapers, and magazines on the shelves, including extensive Indigenous and Chinese language collections.
Don't have the ID needed for a Vancouver Public Library (VPL) card? No problem. VPL has a card option that doesn't require address ID. Just come in and see us.
The reading room card cannot be used at other library branches. However, the card can be used to request materials from other branches, which you can then pick up at Carnegie.
Contact the Carnegie Branch Library
Hours: 10am to 10pm
Need help reading, writing, or upgrading your education?
Carnegie Learning Centre has been helping Downtown Eastside residents since the early 1980s. It is run by Capilano University as a volunteer-based program.
The Learning Centre also offers outreach programs to local Chinese seniors, Oppenheimer Park patrons, and WISH, a non-profit society that provides a variety of services for female survival sex workers.
Contact Carnegie Learning Centre
Volunteer tutors needed
If you like helping people, consider becoming a volunteer tutor at the Learning Centre.
You do not need previous teaching experience to become a tutor.
Free tutor training is open to anyone who:
- Can volunteer once a week
- Has good reading and writing skills
- Would like to improve their teaching skills