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Boulder Public Library

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Address: 1000 Canyon Boulevard, Boulder, CO 80302
Phone Number: 303-441-3100
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A Really Good Library

I have always used this library with pleasure, the book selection is really up to date, recorded media also. The staff is always friendly and helpful. And then one day I found... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Miriahm D
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Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado
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251 reviews 251 reviews
150 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I have always used this library with pleasure, the book selection is really up to date, recorded media also. The staff is always friendly and helpful. And then one day I found out the secret of why I could never find anything new on the recorded media shelves when I asked the friendly librarian why. Haha she said, we have... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I would not recommend the Boulder Public Library as it is full of homeless people and it has become a safety issue that needs to be addressed.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I love the architecture of this building -- whoever designed it was in tune with the surrounding ecology and the Boulder culture. Unfortunately, the new renovations, in my opinion, are uninspired, dull, and lifeless. I would not go so far as to call it ugly, because that would imply that someone tried something that didn't work. No one tried anything... More 

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Louisville, Co
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The Boulder Public Library is such a gift to the community. We attended an event for National History Day, the staff was wonderful, they assisted my daughter in finding 12 resources she was needing and were so kind and respectful to her. This is rare these days as she is a young teen and most adults are not friendly. I... More 

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Louisville, Colorado
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203 reviews 203 reviews
38 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Interesting building but every time I've visited there are homeless inside and outside. It is a very popular facility and the computers are always all in use. I'd say it is average otherwise (content wise). Not worth a special trip to have parking issues and potentially be assaulted with gross smells or overpowering marijuana scents.

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Boulder, Colorado
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44 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Boulder Public Library is an incredible resource for all residents and visitors of the Boulder area. Not only does the library offer a wide variety of books, media, etc for resources of enjoyment and education, there are tremendous programs for self-improvement. One such program is Boulder Reads!. Boulder Reads offers free reading tutoring for anyone whose reading level is... More 

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133 reviews 133 reviews
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The library itself - the resources (books, magazines, computers) and librarians - are all fantastic. The downtown building is being renovated right now but is huge. There are lots of places to sit and read or browse. There was a cafe on the bridge over the river and there will be a new one opening soon. The only problem is... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Beautiful library, now undergoing renovation. Modern look and easy to get to. Located in Boulder, on beautiful grounds that you can sit and enjoy the views and the river that flows alongside it. During the spring, summer and fall the area is filled with a farmer's market (twice a week) and many weekend fairs. Great to just stroll along the... More 

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Okemos, Michigan, United States
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80 reviews 80 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Wow is the best word for the Boulder Public Library - from its location along the Boulder Creek Path, to the inspiring architecture, to the superb natural lighting on the second floor, this is the BEST public library anywhere in the USA.

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New Jersey, USA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I will preface this review with...I love libraries. This one was no exception. The people that work here are lovely. They smiled and greeted as I entered and asked if they could help me. There is a small water brook inside the library that adds a little extra touch! Please note that right now they are renovations going on. I... More 

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