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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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Outstanding library staff

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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
Taipei, Taiwan
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
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
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
Boise, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I just moved to Boise and already have a library card! The branch I go to is well stocked with everything a library should have, including many, many Movie discs.

1 Thank GatorDee
Suva, Fiji
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148 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

The Boise Library is doing such a great job for the entire community on a limited budget. And while we have not lived in Boise for some time, we still recall how nice it was to have a community resource for ourselves and our children. We now have lived on three tiny islands from the Caribbean to the South Pacific,... More 

3 Thank EpiDoc
Boise, Idaho
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63 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Boise library has been in the same building for decades and it shows. Three levels of public use and a childrens area which probably their biggest achievement. It has a fair selection of books and crowded public computers. The librarians are kind, there is some seating areas, although not sufficient and it is not very quiet. There is also a... More 

1 Thank TheBoisean

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