The Vancouver Public Library is the third largest public library system in Canada and is funded by the Vancouver city. It has 22 branches, more than 395,000 card holders and over 8 million item borrowings in an annual basis. Its central branch opened in 1995 and presently holds more than 2.25 million items. The library was established in 1869 and most of its branches are open from Tuesday through Saturdays. The Central Library’s unusual round architecture gives it a grand look of a Roman Colosseum.