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Boulder Public Library

1000 Canyon Boulevard, Boulder, CO 80302
303-441-3100
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Ranked #13 of 59 attractions in Boulder
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

If you are visiting Boulder, this is a must see building for it's incredible architectural style including lots of windows, a siral staircase, and a great view over Boulder Creek from the second floor. The reference room on the second floor has a south facing balcony with spectacular views of the Flatirons. They also have free wifi, free concerts, free... More

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Georgetown, Texas
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66 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a neat library to visit but there are a large number of homeless typically in the building or right out in front but that is part of the Boulder makeup. The library is currently undergoing some renovations so access is a little different. It's a good place to stop and read the paper/use the restroom. We have a... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This library is filled with homeless. It stinks the moment you walk in. The library itself is extremely outdated. For such a large city with and extreme amount of money I am disappointed.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is an incredible library! Beautifully made, friendly staff, a wonderful children's section. Great story teller for the young children and a place where they can explore books whether they are crawlers or walkers. Also plenty for the adult to do and see!

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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130 reviews 130 reviews
44 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I know that it sounds weird to say that a library is cool, but you really need to see this place to understand

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Boulder, Colorado
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225 reviews 225 reviews
56 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The library itself is fine. Friendly staff, excellent selection of books. Generally clean. Unfortunately, in the winter and during bad weather, it has become a homeless refuge, and becomes an unbelievably unpleasant place to visit. One wishes Boulder would address its massive homeless problem more aggressively and not let quality of life issues affect such prime and first class locations... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

This is one of the best city library that I have had an opportunity to use. This library is part of an inter library system so most every need one might have can be met. The space is warm and friendly with plenty of places for quiet moment. Judith J

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Colorado
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24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

AS with any public library I've been in recently, it is worth your time even if you don't check out a book or a DVD or a painting or come to a children's program or an adult one. So much offered by such a knowledgeable staff. Our libraries are a treasure. We need to continue to support them!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Love this Library, big and spacious! The staff is very helpful and there's lots of information on activities going on in Boulder. Parking could be packed during the summer!

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I have loved coming to this library for as long as I can remember. The library is in a beautiful location for one, and it also has nice views from many of the windows. There are meeting rooms that are available for use and there is usually art on display. The book selection is fantastic and it is fairly easy... More

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