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Huntsville-Madison County Public Library

915 Monroe Street, Huntsville, AL 35801
(256)532-5940
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Ranked #17 of 51 Attractions in Huntsville
Type: Libraries
Most recent review
- Jul 22, 2014
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Huntsville, Alabama
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86 reviews 86 reviews
18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I like how large this library is because my little ones can forget to whisper and I haven't ruined the entire library's experience. The kids' section is so big too, and there are lots of movies on top of the book selection. Kids can play on computers too. You can hold books online and get an email when they are... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Good selection of anything you'd expect from a typical library. Staff is (usually) friendly. Conveniently, they give you the option to return items to any affiliated library.

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Moose, Wyoming
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A nice library, but if you are not a resident of Alabama, then you must pay to use this library. It doesn't matter is you are an Alabama taxpayer and they take 5% of your salary already in taxes, you do not qualify for a library card. As a large portion, perhaps over 30% of Lincoln County residents commute, work,... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Our library satisfies most requirements. We have a children's area, computers available for use on every floor, snack lounge, conference rooms, etc. But one area we are lacking is in foreign language learning books. I was looking for some Korean language books and the only ones I saw were from the 1920s, 1940s, and 1950s. And there were only 5... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The staff, the selection of books and audio-visual material, the computer facilities, and the location are excellent. The genealogical collection on the third floor is superb. Everyone should be aware that the full capability of Ancestry.com is available to library card holders.

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Louisburg, Kansas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I love how they have the children's books down low and in bins where the kids can look through them versus on shelves. We've since moved and I've not seen this arrangement anywhere else. It's so nice. They have a vast array of materials and programs for kids and we immensely enjoyed spending time there.

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Huntsville Alabama
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

What ever you need from any library, it can be yours with a few clicks on the website!! Awesome for school aged children.

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Madison, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

To the traveler, if you need free wifi, a clean bathroom, a quiet spot to read, a comfortable chair to nap in, shelter from a storm in a controlled climate, a computer to borrow, or any other thing that modern libraries typically offer then you should stop in during your visit to Huntsville. If not, skip this attraction. I don't... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This library is one of the best mid-size city municiple libraries in the country. What truley makes it shine is the amazing geneological collection in Heritage Room. Out of print family history books, census and military records on microfilm make this an excellent resource of geneology reserch not only for Alabama, but the entire South Eastern US.

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Gurley, Alabama
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Great library, open with lots of space. Also a good selection on anything you are looking for. Books, CD's , DVD, s. Just a great place to be.

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