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Excellent Library with great architecture

If you are visiting Phoenix you should drop by this library to appreciate its unique architecture... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Aaron G
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Phoenix, Arizona
Great Place to Relax in the City

When I am in Phoenix and have some time to kill, I love spending some time at the library. There is... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2019
Debbie8591
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Phoenix, Arizona
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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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1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1820
Central City
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+1 602-262-4636
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are visiting Phoenix you should drop by this library to appreciate its unique architecture and design.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Aaron G
Reviewed September 8, 2019

When I am in Phoenix and have some time to kill, I love spending some time at the library. There is a great selection of magazines to read. If I need private space to work, I often reserve one of the private rooms (free) and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Debbie8591
Reviewed August 9, 2019

An architect who recently visited this library told us how impressed he was with it, and encouraged us to visit, so we did- and we're glad we did. It's an amazing building with many special features. It's a tall building with a central atrium that...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank abqsage
Reviewed July 28, 2019

I have been there on and off for Years and it is a good Library. It is usually open seven days a week with good hours. Has a large selection of Books and many other things. I would highly recommend it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RICHARD B
Reviewed July 8, 2019

Great library. You can find anything here for music and books. Very clean and quiet. Staff are very helpful and friendly.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 10, 2019

This place is unlike any other, if you want a cool local place to study, read & or chill but do it quietly this is it.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 13, 2019

This is the most beautiful library that I have ever seen. I just love the water fountain and selection of children's books. All of the floors are very nicely done! You must go today!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank a w
Reviewed May 7, 2019

Comprable to the San Francisco main library. Beautifully constructed and great essence and sense of space. Many activities for all ages daily.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank torilove73
Reviewed April 13, 2019

Escape the summer heat by relaxing for a few minutes in this huge library. The library houses five stories of books, music, movies, computers and an amazing skylight that shows through to the bottom floor.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kl417g
Reviewed March 4, 2019

I often go to the Burton Barr Museum because I like to research and write about Arizona History. Their Arizona room is a welth of good information

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dorothy A
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