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Boulder Public Library

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Address: 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302-6015
Phone Number: 13034413100
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 am
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Recently renovated and lovely

Libraries like this one are leading the way by redefining what the institution can be for the 21st century. Check out the Maker Space, the Teen Space, the charming cafe on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Boulder, CO
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Boulder, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Libraries like this one are leading the way by redefining what the institution can be for the 21st century. Check out the Maker Space, the Teen Space, the charming cafe on the bridge overlooking Boulder Creek. A wonderful community resource

Thank BldrJanet
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's super cool and has an awesome teen space and great book selection. They renovated it fairly recently and it is very snazzy.

Thank SadieAvivaB
Boulder, Colorado
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I rely heavily on the Boulder Public Library. I have a local branch, but prefer to use the Main Library, as it's close to where I work. I've found it a good repository for spiritual books, and to a lesser extent books on the history of art, my two main interests.

Thank pfl1953
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our trip to Colorado featured a lot of active time, and my family was starting to feel a bit worn down after a few days of hiking in the Rockies and at the Flatirons. When we saw the library during our walk along Boulder Creek we realized it would be the perfect spot to get some reading in and to... More 

Thank Chris K
Boulder, Colorado
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I used the library when I need a computer within walking distance of the Pearl St. Mall and RTD bus.

Thank Rosalyn B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

I recently moved and had my printer packed. I had to use a computer and do a lot of printing. The library has several computers and copies are very inexpensive. They allow you to use computers for 60 minutes. I didn't have my library card and the lady at the desk was so kind, she gave me my card number... More 

Thank Marcella B
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

I stopped in for a quick peek and to grab a coffee at the cute cafe. I wish I would have had time to browse, but the building is gorgeous, they have very informative displays and the kids area looked wonderful. I will definitely return when I have more time.

Thank SLWatty
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

The library has something for everyone, not least the amazing collection of books and magazines on offer. There are computers for the teens and the staff are friendly and accommodating.

Thank KirstenLM11
Boulder, Colorado
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I love this place! Good book selection and a nice café on the bridge. Now home to a wonderful maker space we go there nearly every week! Wonderful place to relax. Right on the creek path and great window spaces. Easy to get to by bike or foot or bus or car.

Thank eclipse_chasers
Santa Barbara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

If you are travelling and need wifi, use of a computer or a way to print out things like boarding passes, try the library. There is an art gallery space and also a nice cafe that is over Boulder Creek with plenty of windows for a view of the rushing water and surrounding trees.

Thank vagabondodelmondo

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