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Denbigh Library

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DynSaesneg wrote a review Oct 2019
Llangynhafal, United Kingdom78 contributions49 helpful votes
Even though we live only five miles from Denbigh, I didn't actually know that the history of the building that now houses Denbigh Library goes right back to the sixteenth century until I read the contribution of the American from Delaware here on 'TripAdvisor', though everyone hereabouts knows that it was formerly the old market hall for the town. From the outside it's quite obvious that it's a historic building, but step towards the entrance and electronic doors open automatically for you and you enter a building which is wholly twenty-first century in its lay-out, furnishings and decor. Somehow it all works well, without incongruity. It's an excellent and well-appointed small town library, complete with comfy armchairs to browse books and daily papers, space for small groups to meet, and plenty of well-used computer terminals available for use. I see that someone's commented about snooty older staff members, but I've not personally found that to be the case. The library's been 'automated' with a sophisticated electronic contraption which enables us locals to check library books in and out without the need to engage with the library staff at all. Quite easy, therefore, to go in and out without speaking to a soul! Maybe technical innovation does sometimes diminish human interaction. But when browsing for books I regularly hear the staff answering the phones, and all of them, young and old alike, seem to me to be really nice and friendly with the folk phoning in, and well able to engage with them whether in Welsh or in English, as they prefer. I think the library's a real asset to the town.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Ellie M wrote a review Aug 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Love the library itself, great location, great facilities there. Have been going here on and off for years, but have always found the older members of staff incredibly unfriendly. If you smile at the younger ones and say good morning, they respond. If you do the same with the older members, you get a "why are you bothering me" look. Shame, really.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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David R wrote a review Jul 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom392 contributions516 helpful votes
The library is also an information centre with free wifi and toilets. Helpful staff and pleasant surrounds. It is from here that you can pick up a key (refundable deposit required) and a map for the city walls walk. If you are visiting the town then this walk is a "must" do!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Trey wrote a review Jul 2019
Rhyl, United Kingdom102 contributions38 helpful votes
Great place, lots to choose from. Staff are extremely helpful and friendly. A one stop shop down stairs too.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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TomSplotte wrote a review May 2019
Denbighshire, United Kingdom11 contributions6 helpful votes
This was built in the 16th Century by Elizabeth's close friend,Robert Dudley,Earl of Leicester and Lord of Denbigh. as well as being a library it is a tourist information centre where you can get local information and maps.There are toilets inside and a small exhibition connected with the explorer H M Stanley,who has a statue outside in front of the entrance.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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