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Address: 2310 Sealy Avenue, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: 409 763 8854
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While visiting Galveston I needed access to a computer lab. To my delight I found a very large area of computers and was given a visitor's pass. The staff was so helpful and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Sweetwater, Texas
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Sweetwater, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

While visiting Galveston I needed access to a computer lab. To my delight I found a very large area of computers and was given a visitor's pass. The staff was so helpful and patient. The entire library is much larger than I expected with so many interesting things. It is not your average home town library.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Free large parking lot in the rear of the building. Go to the 4th floor to see the free exhibits. One follows the history of Galveston, including the Civil War activity. Another follows the culture changes and disasters. Antique momentoes indicate past beauty pagents, buttons supporting the building of the seawall and harbor activity, plus much more. Gives you a... More 

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Galveston Island, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Who knew a small town would have a such a large high tech library. High tech to me is you check your books, movies, music in/out yourself. Staff is very helpful, library very clean and organized. Different levels with elevator access separates the ages appropriate sections. This library also host various activities.

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

As libraries go this is a good one. I went there to see what kind of genealogy materials they had. They've concentrated mostly on local history but also have some genealogy databases to access. Don't miss the exhibit about the history of Galveston.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Wonderful childrens library on lower floor...hands-on area, many computers, easy access to books, beautiful ocean-themed decor. Nice, small museum on 4th floor. Many window displays of Galveston's history before the Civil War and others explaining history from then up to present. Several more hands-on displays for kids and adults. Special gallery showings in an additional room. All this right across... More 

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Fish Creek, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This seemed like just your typical, mid-sized library to me, when I entered to get some specific information. Got good help at reference. It was only later that I read about the art displays and its historical nature. Nothing to indicate that when I entered the building.

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Galveston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Rosenberg Library of Galveston is located in a beautiful old Victorian Building. It is very unique and you can find information on those who entered the USA in the 1800's, what ships they arrived on and where they came from. So, if your family entered through Galveston they will be on record for you to see.

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Galveston Island, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The outside and inside of the library is beautiful and the staff is very helpful when looking for a book.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

You have to check out the museum here until the county museum finds a new home. There are multiple different points of interest talking about the families and the businesses of Galveston and how it grew from a shanty town to the Wall Street of the South and finally its post glory days as Houston began to receive more traffic.... More 

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Jamaica, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Library contains a small museum section about the history of Galveston, with some interesting artifacts.

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