Facility Hours, Parking + Dining

Park, enter, make, eat, repeat.

While our building hours may be subject to change to due special events, standard hours of operation are as follows:


HOURS Fall-Spring*
Last 3 Weeks of 
Fall & Spring Semesters
Statutory holidaysClosedsameClosed

Library Hours

Fall/Winter Hours

Monday to Thursday 8am - 9pm
Friday 8am - 6pm
Saturday + Sunday 1pm - 5pm
Closed statutory holidays

Summer Hours

Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
Closed Saturday + Sunday and statutory holidays

Parking and transportation

Parking at Emily Carr

Parking passes can be purcashed from Finance and picked up in the Facilities office with a valid receipt. Paid parking is available by semester. More details can be obtained from the Facilities office.

Electric vehicle charging stations and carpool spaces are available.

Car Share

EVO cars are available in the WestPark parking lot east of the Centre for Digital Media.

We love bikes!

Bike racks are located at the NE and SW entrances. Two enclosed, covered bike cages are located at the east and west sides of the campus, and bike lockers can be found at the north side of the campus. Showers and change rooms are on the ground floor, with day use lockers available.


The Emily Carr campus is centrally located between two Skytrain stations. It’s a 13 minute walk from Main Street-Science World station on the Expo Line, and a 12 minute walk from VCC Clark on the Millennium Line.

For more information on transit routes and bus schedules, visit TransLink’s trip planner.

Food, dining and more

Eating at Emily Carr

Loafe Cafe has two locations on campus. Loafe Café has a patio with views of the North Shore mountains and is located on the main floor, adjacent to the Library, Student Union and Staff Lounge. 

Loafe Mini, a coffee kiosk, is located at the southeast entrance on the ground floor and offers grab and go sandwiches and other pre-prepared foods, as well as specialty hot beverages and bottled drinks.

Regular Opening Hours

Loafe Café
Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 6:0pm
Saturday + Sunday: 11am - 3pm

Loafe Mini
Monday - Friday: 8am - 4pm

Opening Hours between April 25 - June 22, 2018

Loafe Café
Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Starting May 26, Loafe Café will be open Saturdays from 11:00am - 3:00pm

Starting June 3rd, Loafe Café will also be open Sundays from 11:00am - 3:00pm

Loafe Mini

Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Friday - Sunday: Closed

Eating and more Close to Campus

The Emily Carr campus is located close to the Mount Pleasant and Olympic Village neighborhoods. Breweries, restaurants, galleries, cafes and parks are all available within a 15 minute walk.