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Address: 401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA 01852
Phone Number: 978-970-4120
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Beautiful building

A beautiful old library that has been well preserved and up dated. The building outside alone is worthy to photograph.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 16, 2015
Englewood FL
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Englewood FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

A beautiful old library that has been well preserved and up dated. The building outside alone is worthy to photograph.

Thank Baker60
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This library is in a late 19th century stone building, and it is worth a tour even if you are not looking for books. The upstairs halls are splendid, like being in a museum.

Thank SevenOh
Lowell, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It is more than a Library - there is some of Lowell's history in this place as well. You can read The Lowell Offering which was the literary magazine started by the mill girls in the early days of Lowell. It has been around and helped the various immigrant groups assimilate for over 100 years. Michael Dukakis' father came to... More 

Thank Ellen D
Chelmsford, Ma
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I go to the library every two weeks to rent audio tape books. We travel quite a bit between Maine and Lowell and it's great to listen to a book in the car. Sometimes I need to sit in the driveway to finish a good book!

Thank jlf1051
Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This public library in Lowell, MA is a gem, with impressive collections, internet access, gorgeous frescos, majestic stairways and extremely impressive building. The staff is also very helpful. Parking available only on the street.

Thank demendieta
Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This library is worth a visit just for the building. Check out the woodwork and the huge paintings on the Mezzanine. It is a well stocked library. Besides books in English they have significant collections in the languages of recent immigrants to the city. There are also many DVD's. The periodical section is adequate. The furnishings are a bit well... More 

Thank pleeking
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

Fantastic Library, beautiful inside. The Librarians are always pleasant & helpful

Thank Livinlrginla
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Its a classic library that caters to its core constituency. The librarians in the check out area are very nice, but mostly I love to look at the stained glass and the murals in the reference area.

1 Thank Freq_traveler_MA
Boston, Massachusetts
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234 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

I visit this library frequently. It has beautiful woodwork and interior. It is a lovely old building. The bottom floor has a large section for children. There is a computer section. Upstairs are the stacks and both floors have great reference librarians. It has museum passes for residents with a nice assortment for local and Boston museums. It's a great... More 

Thank momodjc
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

This has got to be one of the most beautiful libraries in the country. So historical and grand. A must see on any visit to Lowell.

1 Thank zagg35

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