Burton Barr Central Library

Burton Barr Central Library

Burton Barr Central Library
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A library for the space age, this five-story cube of steel and glass is clad in ribbed copper sheeting and sunshine.
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DLR
3 contributions
Feb 2020
Always helpful staff. Very well organized.. easy to find items. Beautiful setting and surroundings. Parking can be iffy.. we're regular users of the Ironwood Branch, but decided to try downtown for a change. DR...
Written February 12, 2020
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Skissy
Chandler, AZ19 contributions
May 2016
5 story building, 4 floors excess able. Glass elavator, water feature, good views of the city. Great outdoors area in children's area. Teen area is cool computers, video games, great lounge place. You can schedule a time to look at rear books or items, they have a time capsule on display and near the bathrooms a payphone. We did enjoy the experience. Parking was good, electric charging stations. The covered parking is all solar panels.
Written May 21, 2016
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Kerry A
Scottsdale, AZ284 contributions
Jun 2020
Redone as of fall 2019 (?) due to a flood. So many books - there should be something for everyone. Books, DVDs, etc., available to check out w/card.
Written June 15, 2020
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richardburney
2 contributions
Feb 2020
I use the library for expensive professional journals that I only use on occasionally. These journals cost up to thousands of dollars per year to subscribe to.
Written March 6, 2020
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Brutus
Phoenix, AZ16 contributions
Aug 2018 • Business
This is the Phoenix Main Library with an astonishing assortment of books and magazines. If you want foreign language they have it, DVD's and CD's you bet, childrens section, everything you could want and they do take donations of books for resale.
Written August 27, 2018
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jjctraveler
Chesterfield, MO3,827 contributions
Mar 2017 • Solo
The Phoenix public library is just north of downtown near the art museum and has free public parking. The top floor has a large reading room with great views of downtown and interesting ocular windows above the columns. The rest of the library is pretty typical of large city libraries, though one floor is dedicated to administration. They even had a technology room where you could access 3-D printers which I had never seen in a library before. It’s worth a stop if you are a library geek like me.
Written July 23, 2017
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Pranav N
Mumbai, India153 contributions
Nov 2016 • Solo
This library being so big obviously has everything in it. Go here on the equinoxes to see a wonderful play of light on the tips of the columns in the reading room on the top floor.
Written March 3, 2017
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AZGulliver
Arizona67 contributions
Aug 2014 • Friends
Quiet and professional in an award winning architecture. Be sure and check out the Arizona History section on the top floor.
Written September 5, 2014
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Bigiron383
Phoenix, AZ29 contributions
Nov 2013 • Couples
Best library in town and a great study in modern architecture.Another great out of the sun and heat type outting and kid friendly too.
Written September 3, 2014
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Greta0231
Phoenix, AZ16 contributions
It has a great structure, used it a lot when in college and I still go to rent CD or other things. I have used the meeting rooms for work and remember it is a library in a big city and has homeless, but what it offers makes you overlook that.
Written February 8, 2013
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