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Address: 585 Liberty Street SE, Salem, OR 97301
Phone Number: (503) 588-6052
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Great library! Nice staff & well stocked.

I never expected to enjoy this library. With so much technology nowadays, it's amazing how awesome it is. The children's section is very well maintained & stocked.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Oregon
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I never expected to enjoy this library. With so much technology nowadays, it's amazing how awesome it is. The children's section is very well maintained & stocked.

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Thank JPBx2
Laval, France
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

I love this space. They have lecture halls where interesting, current topics are discussed/debated or films relevant to the region or environment are shown. They have an area to make copies, use a computer and it's laid out in a very serene manner. Parking is easy, free for handicapped. Closed on Sunday and Monday.

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Thank Conspiracy2Riot
Salem, Oregon
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45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

This is a great library, nothing like libraries of my childhood. The children's floor is fantastic with computers. a discovery room, tons of exhibits and more tons of books. My Grandchildren love it and beg to go.

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Thank cworks5
Salem, Oregon
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We are always at the library...only downfall is paying for parking at a PUBLIC library...and they DO ticket (with high fine levels).

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Thank Jen W
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58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The range of services offered buy this small-town library is truly amazing. You can borrow books from anywhere in the world, come in to watch a movie or story-time with your kids, or even a new language! They do an outstanding job with the limited resources they have, please support them by coming in and checking them out- I know... More 

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Thank Pkan
Salem, Oregon
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

So here's the deal - take the time to visit the public library here. Salem is the state Capitol. There's a small town vibe to the second largest city in Oregon. And when you see the exterior of the library you think: concrete, industrial, government building. But wait - go inside, spend some time. Tons of room. big collection. dedicated... More 

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Thank Kelly C
Salem, Oregon
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96 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Salem's main public library has something for everyone and provides all the services you would expect from a modern facility of this type. There are also a number of meeting rooms available for appropriate public use. A small cafe on the lower level is a real plus. I do somewhat resent, however, having to pay to park at a facility... More 

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Thank markers
Salem, Oregon
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Had everything I was looking for good selection of books covering many subjects. Books were easy to find no matter what you are looking for.

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Thank Sandra B
Salem, Oregon
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Library members are able to take advantage of a wide selection of audio books that can be downloaded online for free.

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Thank pnicky
Salem, Oregon
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176 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Knowledgeable and friendly librarians. The selection of books needs improvement; although, our city does not fund libraries well. I like coming here every couple of weeks.

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Thank Mark M

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