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Boulder Public Library

1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302-6015
+1 303-441-3100
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One of the nicest libraries I've been in...

Really nice big, spacious library, great, helpful staff. They have a big parking lot right along... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2017
Longmont, Colorado
Sadly, the BO public library has gone downhill

The library has become, over the last decade or so, a de facto shelter for the homeless - during... read more

Reviewed April 6, 2017
Boulder, Colorado
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1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302-6015
+1 303-441-3100
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Reviewed July 14, 2017

Really nice big, spacious library, great, helpful staff. They have a big parking lot right along Boulder Creek Path. But if you are just going to the library, you plug your tag number into the parking machine and get 1.5 hours free--good deal! They have...More

Thank TomK959
Reviewed April 6, 2017

The library has become, over the last decade or so, a de facto shelter for the homeless - during the day, and especially on bad weather days. And that is true with all that my statement implies. Especially in this era of high tech, libraries...More

2  Thank JohnTraveler22
Reviewed March 19, 2017

The Wi-Fi is superb. Mind you, as another person rating this said, it is - unfortunately- a daytime hangout for transients.. The movies at night are SUPERB and I *do* plan to come for more!

Thank OpinionsFilms
Reviewed February 1, 2017

I love the way you can walk over the Boulder Creek at this library. There is an awesome aquarium inside. It is set in a very calming place.

Thank F8508JJkaren
Reviewed January 31, 2017

The Boulder Public Library has very few books. If you want to go there to use a computer or the cafe, I guess it's okay. However, be mindful of the fact that it is a daytime hangout for transients. Also some parents have their children...More

Thank Carolinedow
Reviewed January 29, 2017

So much more than just a library, this is a nice place to see some local art, have a coffee or snack. Good, peaceful work space, lovely grounds.

1  Thank Janet F
Reviewed January 10, 2017

I spent a few hours here working. The central library is very nice, with lots of work space, an attractive building and a great location.

Thank Geof J
Reviewed January 4, 2017

While this library is a very nice one, we use the other branches more often as one at least is closer to our home with easier parking. However, the Arapahoe main library also has mid-day concerts most weeks and Sunday performances (all free) which we...More

Thank Monty1424
Reviewed November 4, 2016

This is such a nice place to have coffee, sit by the creek, go to a meeting... don't forget to update your library card and take out a book. I went to a book sale there, Inactivity forces them to sell material, instead of safekeeping...More

Thank Linda Q
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Terrific public library. Wander in for the changing art exhibits (we've had so much fun with some of the crazy exhibits), hear a speaker at the auditorium, grad a bite at the cafe. Friendly staff, great place.

Thank Mallika M
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