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Barrow-in-Furness Library

Ramsden Square, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 1LL, England
01229 894370
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Type: Libraries, Cultural
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English first
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This library has recently had a major make over bringing it into the 21st century. It is accessible to young and old and is manned by a knowledgeable staff who are keen to help. The Archives dept is particularly good with a wealth of unexpected documents and maps to browse. The building itself is an interesting one and is an... More 

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Ulverston, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

This has to be one of the best libraries around! Such a huge choice of books, plus DVDs and audiobooks on CD. Computers available for surfing the Net or checking your emails. Even drinks available! And the record office for you to look through archive material on the area, look up family records, or read old copies of the Evening... More 

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Toronto
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We went here to do some family research only to discover the archives are not open on a Monday; however, the staff were very friendly and helpful and directed us to the collection of local reference materials and we spent a coule of hours perusing. Perfect way to spend a rainy Monday morning.

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Cumbria
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Plenty of choice in reading matter. Staff always helpful and cheerful. They know who I am but there again I have been using the library for the last 24 years!

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Cumbria
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Please have a larger collection of childrens books! Other than that always good, staff friendly too. Well presented library

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Barrow-in-Furness
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105 reviews 105 reviews
64 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Lovely quiet library, very big. Has a large children's section, as well as a bigger adult section, with non-fiction and fiction sections. It has a lot of computers with internet access too.

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

got lots of other things going on internet, kids workshops I was amazed at how it had changed since I last went in. I used it all the time when I was at college for referance books etc

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

Love the building and saved my life when internet died. Fab library card and the question they ask all "Have you ever lived in Whitehaven?!" still has me scratching my head. Why would it matter?

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Lake District, Cumbria, UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

This is a top rated library. It's a pity the museum upstairs has had to close.

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walney island
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

this library also has a museum .lovelyold building open at week ends.

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