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Santa Fe Public Library

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Address: 145 Washington Ave., Santa Fe, NM
Phone Number: 505/984-6780
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Find out more about the history, culture and art of the Southwest by...

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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2014
KJHA1
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Littleton, Colorado
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Iowa City, IA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Loved the Southwestern Reading Room, very elegant and tons of resources. The beautiful tables and art make it an grand place to rest and renew away from the hustle and bustle of the Plaza. It's a way to explore authors and artists of NM and all of the Southwest.

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Tucson
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This is a feel-good place, as comfortable as a pair of well-worn slippers, and equally as inviting. We stopped here to visit the part of the library that handles book sales and walked away with some prized reads. It is a small part of the library but well worth the visit. So much of the library welcomes you. The upper... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

If you're killing time in Santa Fe, the local library is worth a quick visit. I was disappointed to find that I wasn allowed to remove a book even though I was in town for a week and owned a Chicago library card as well.

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Littleton, Colorado
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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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Thank KJHA1
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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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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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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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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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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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