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Boulder Public Library

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Address: 1000 Canyon Boulevard, Boulder, CO 80302
Phone Number: 13034413100
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12:00 pm - 6:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 am
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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International book fair

We attended the first (US based) Jaipur Int'l Book fair ... Held entirely at the library's wonderfully spacious facility, This well attended event made good use of the well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 23, 2015
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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69 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We attended the first (US based) Jaipur Int'l Book fair ... Held entirely at the library's wonderfully spacious facility, This well attended event made good use of the well designed and located structure played the perfect host ! As parking through out Central Boulder is sparse the public transport in town was appreciated by there visitors!

Thank carracar
Boulder, Colorado
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Ive been here about a dozen times it has a lot of modern art work and plenty as room inside.lots of homeless people sleep outside at night usually with no problems I walk by them often in the morning hours.

Thank Joe E
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

As an adult, there is no issue but for some reason they are attracted to children. Unfortunately, homeless people are plenty at this place. I have children and the homeless consistently would come up to my children. I would ask them to leave my children alone and they would cuss at me and call me names. I felt very unsafe... More 

Thank 127lucretiah
BoulderLibrary, Adult Services Librarian at Boulder Public Library, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for your review. I am sorry that you had this experience with your children here. Our children's area is now enclosed and other patrons tell us feels much safer for kids. We hope you will try us again, remembering that staffers all have a direct line to security should you be harassed in or just outside of our... More 

North Carolina
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230 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

great cool ,quiet stop to browse books. comfortable seats, private reading rooms and a certain hush that exists because of the churchlike architecture. i always come here,inquire about odd books and unfailingly the librairian is helpful.

Thank rhamba k
Boulder, Colorado
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603 reviews
322 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

If you haven't been to the public library in a while, go! It has a bright new feeling, and if the check out machines look like airport security to you, there is always a librarian who hurries over to provide assistance. Many of the books are in new places, and the upstairs is very much rearranged, that's where the computers... More 

Thank Miriahm D
Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

A well stocked city library for intelligent and diversified population. nice ambience, broad collection of music CDs, travel and general DVDs, good collection of current periodicals/magazines.

Thank KSDH
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We only stopped in to see what it looked like, but a lovely location - very open and sunny, plus a nice cafe.

Thank J G
Mojave, California
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

When I first moved to Boulder, the library was a great hangout for homeless and teens. Pot smoking behind the library kept many away. This has changed over the years. Excellent staff, interesting interior and places to sit quietly to read.

Thank JenniferElizabe... M
Boulder, Colorado
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I love my local library. Renovated over the past 1 1/2 yrs., it now sports pods of activity, and a more modern approach in its presentation of books, music media and computer access.

Thank Jyoti W
Boulder, Colorado
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368 reviews
101 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The BPL has always given us much joy..........and its new remodel is icing on the cake. SO spacious! While we DO take out books and movies.....we receive the most joy sitting and reading magazines and GOING TO CONCERTS! Hubby does go to lectures. This past weekend LUNA ITZELL performed Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon.(June 20,June21). What a magical voice and... More 

Thank morewierd

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