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Address: 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Phone Number: 954 625 2800
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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We like to find free public attractions when visiting new places, and the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center was a good find! The building is modern and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2013
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The AARLCC was the location that we hosted our 50th Anniversary Gala. It is a jewel that should not be overlooked when visiting Fort Lauderdale. The staff is exceptional, knowledgeable and very accommodating. They made our affair a special and enchanting evening!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I had a chance to finally visit on 9/26/2014. I was impressed with the architectural design of the outside of the building but that's about as far as it go. Once on the inside of library, I felt belittled as an African-American. For the biggest library in this urban community you would expect the book selection to be a little... More 

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Fort Lauderdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The staff at the AARLCC is very professional and caring. The staff set up the class room for me to teach the computer class. This library is the best place to have and event. The library is a great learning environment. If you want to have a meeting and event here at the AARLCC you will not be disappointed. Terrence... More 

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

The facility is beautiful, the staff is nasty and unaccommodating. This is NOT the place to have a meeting. If you want convenience, don't come here. Not much in the way of displays, really not worth the time.

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Chico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We like to find free public attractions when visiting new places, and the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center was a good find! The building is modern and the sweeping staircase, tile, and sculpted statues and artifacts make it seem like an art museum as well. We enjoyed randomly browsing the hundreds of books and pieces of information in their... More 

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Hyattsville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

This facility in Fort Lauderdale Florida, offers a myriad of resources that focus on and celebrate the experiences of people of African and Caribbean descent in the United States

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

this library is so nice and well kept. always clean and always quiet. they usually have interesting african american art work on display which gives the library such a good look.. it absolutely lives up to its name.

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Lompoc, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

This was a great find. I learned a lot about the local community. There are so many resources here. The community is truly blessed to have this available.

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Pompano Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

A unique building with lovely artifacts, an active performance schedule, and hard-to-find research material.

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

The African-American Research Library is a great place to visit. Located in the Sistrunk area of the city, the library has interesting exhibits that rotate and lots of events throughout the year. If you're interesting in history, African-American history or libraries then this beautiful facility is a must see.

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