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Boise Public Library

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Address: 715 South Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702
Phone Number: 208 384 4076
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This is the place for all kinds of books. We order and reserve on line and use the library every month.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

This is the place for all kinds of books. We order and reserve on line and use the library every month.

Thank blogsdon
Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The library! has a great selection of books for kids and teens. They also offer a wide variety of programs for kids. There are story times and puppet shows for the youngest patrons, School-aged kids can play games, do crafts or read to a therapy dog. There is always something going on!

Thank Phyllis V
Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The Boise Public Library! is a fantastic resource. They have it all - books, audio, visual a 3-D printer, a nonprofit resources center including a grant database, and much more. It is friendly, accessible and an outstanding community resource.

Thank jandav208
Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Each staff member I have encountered here has been very courteous and helpful. I am a writer and use the library to "hide out" to write. Very community-oriented activities and team.

Thank pallinurse
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Wonderful and full of great books, awesome pace to find so many different books. The building itself is full of so much history too.

Thank Donna C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

The Boise Public Library has an excellent staff ready to help answer your questions and help you find what you are looking for. It is well stocked with a variety of books, has computers available to the public, can make copies for less than the copy chains and has many wonderful programs for every age from young toddlers to senior... More 

Thank Dale H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The library has a small but nice used bookstore with an interesting selection available at very low prices and very good conditions.

1 Thank JF_Faria_88
Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is the best library I've ever been in- more fun than the Library of Congress, and with librarians who like kids and don't yell at them to be quiet. The security guard (yes, there is one) walked through the book scanner & had the alarm go off on him. Everyone on staff & the patrons razzed him mercilessly for... More 

2 Thank WhereDoIGoNow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We love going to the library. My husband and I are both library card holders. We get all of our books on tape for road trips. I took my son to story time every week and sometimes just went in to the kid section to play with dinosaurs or find a book to read.

3 Thank J0Neil
Boise, Idaho, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I love everything about this library - librarians are mostly helpful, though I have encountered a couple of aloof ones, range of book topics are satifactory, not top-knotch yet. My main complaint is: why is noise permitted in the library? There are so many riffraffs hanging out here. Their loud chattering, cursing and babies making a racket... oh my god.... More 

3 Thank Mandy C

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