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Boise Public Library

Address: 715 South Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702
Phone Number: 208 384 4076
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Ranked #23 of 71 Attractions in Boise
Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
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Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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.

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Boise, Idaho
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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102 reviews 102 reviews
58 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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.

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Boise, Idaho, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 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 

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Boise, Idaho
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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.

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Suva, Fiji
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148 reviews 148 reviews
66 attraction reviews
471 helpful votes 471 helpful votes
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 

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Boise, Idaho
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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 

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San Diego, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We love Libraries and were very impressed that the sign on the outside of the library was LIBRARY! The shelves were well stocked and easy to navigate.

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Boise, Idaho
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

I like how the kids' section is in an area separate from the main library. There are puzzles and tables so the kids can do an activity while you're there. There are couches and areas where you can sit with your child and read a story. They offer many free story times and other activities, so there's always something fun... More 

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Vista, CA
11 reviews 11 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

My wife and I briefly visited the Boise Public Library last week. We only had an hour and we mainly sought out the Internet service. We were granted a free one-year's visitors pass. We found several available PCs. Speed was excellent and navigation was easy. The only problem that we encountered was an older person nearby who kept publicly muttering... More 

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