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“Architecturally significant in the Valley” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Burton Barr Central Library

Burton Barr Central Library
1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004 (Central City)
602 262 4636
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Ranked #19 of 129 attractions in Phoenix
Type: Libraries
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Owner description: A library for the space age, this five-story cube of steel and glass is clad in ribbed copper sheeting and sunshine.
Phoenix, Arizona
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Architecturally significant in the Valley”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

An unusual building on the Deck Park, a must visit for fans of architecture in Phoenix. Usually busy and always met my library needs.

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“Books!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I love this library. It reminds of libraries back east that are massive and full of knowledge waiting to be had.

Visited May 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“GREAT LIBRARY”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

If you cant find it here...it not around any where. Worth the drive to look. They have a special section pertaining to Arizona history. You can look at the old pictures of the valley. Very cool

Visited August 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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“Excellent architecture, culture and reference materials.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

You may not want to face the glass pane wall of the elevator if you are weary of heights. This is a two for the price of one place. Wonderfully stocked with books for every need....can enjoy there or check out to bring home. Also has movies for check out as well.

Visited October 2012
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“Library”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

This is my new office! I don't have web access at home so I spend a lot of time in the library. The employees are very curtious, they usually have the books I need or can get them rather quickly. I do forget to bring books back but they have liberal book borrowing practices and their fines aren't too steep. Very nice view of the city building next door from the 5th floor where I usually hang out. They don't let you bring in food for your lunch but the library is withing walking distances of several decent spots.

Visited July 2012
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