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Boulder Public Library

1000 Canyon Boulevard, Boulder, CO 80302
303-441-3100
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Ranked #12 of 60 Attractions in Boulder
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
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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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Boulder, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is so much more than just a library. There are art exhibits, performances, lectures and so much more. A visit to the library on Broadway and Arapaho is a must do in Boulder!

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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222 reviews 222 reviews
67 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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165 reviews 165 reviews
56 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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227 reviews 227 reviews
56 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 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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7 reviews 7 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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