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Santa Fe Public Library

145 Washington Ave., Santa Fe, NM (Downtown)
505/984-6780
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Ranked #46 of 93 Attractions in Santa Fe
Type: Libraries, Cultural
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Owner description: Find out more about the history, culture and art of the Southwest by browsing this library's rich collection of books and periodicals, or attend special events such as storytelling and interactive learning exhibits geared to the entire family.

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Littleton, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I used to work in a library so I like to visit libraries when I'm in a different state or city. This is a well stocked, quiet, and inviting library. The staff was kind and informative.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I really appreciate and like the Santa Fe Public Library. The system works really well and the staff I've met have been outstanding folks. The on-line catalog and system for finding, reserving and renewing materials, works quite well. I rate the downtown library a 3 only because of parking. Between the lack of spaces, the fact that it is all... More

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Santa Fe, NM
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Cool building - check out the reading room on the first floor. Very conducive to sitting and enjoying a book.

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Henderson, Nevada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The library is right next to the hotel we stayed at, Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe. The area is very touristy, but I found lacking in things for children to do. Thankfully this was just a few steps away. It is a beautiful library with the children's area being upstairs. I was able to read a few books to my... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I love all libraries, and go frequently. Main library is now being repainted outside (finally). The LaFarge branch is in near or a total remodel and smells. The Southside Library on Jaguar is new and beautiful, but a bit out of the way for most people.

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Colorado
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267 reviews 267 reviews
99 attraction reviews
245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

This Santa Fe Public Library is not large, but the building is historic and beautiful and in a great location just north of the historic downtown Plaza. The library features a nice reading area with a good selection of magazines and periodicals to peruse. Staff is usually pretty helpful, and this is a great place to take a quick break... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

the library has great selection of new works, and great collections of writers you may have missed in the past. Great on-line services for the price of a membership (which is FREE)! DVDs, paperbacks, kids selections -- all quality and quantity.

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Santa Fe
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Nice escape from the cold and a fairly good reading room. Not a huge library as far as that goes, there are better ones in South Santa Fe, but for downtown, to take a load off your feet it is very comfortable.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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375 reviews 375 reviews
121 attraction reviews
531 helpful votes 531 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

The library has a good newspaper and magazine reading room, and a great collection of southwest literature. Good place to visit on walking tour of the Plaza and down town Santa Fe. Its periodic sales of used books are great for bargains and seeing books one has given away years ago.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

The Santa Fe Public library is not that big, given its role as THE public library for the capital of New Mexico. However, despite this, the collection is broadly encompassing, the on-site services are delivered by amiable staff and the on-line options are surprisingly good for such a relatively small system.

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