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Boulder Public Library

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Address: 1001 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80302
Phone Number: 13034413100
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12:00 pm - 6:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 am
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Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Now THIS is a library!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
SLWatty
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank SLWatty
Johannesburg, South Africa
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank KirstenLM11
Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Santa Barbara
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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.

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Thank vagabondodelmondo
Boulder City, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

If you need free Wi-Fi this is the place to go. If you're a college student like myself I would go here all the time to the get my research done they have all the books you could possibly ever want!

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Thank Prinster A
Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

As a teenager I spent many hours scouring the shelves of the Boulder downtown public library for the hidden treasures hidden there. It was the Boulder library system that introduced me to Folkways Records and Janus Films. The library has since expanded, both in size and with additional programming, but remains a hub for conversation and learning in Boulder. I... More 

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Thank MatthewHundley
Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

The Boulder community is blessed with this fantastic library. It's gorgeous, and has an amazing cafe with a view over the river. We love this library!

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Thank AlioopR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

How can you describe this library in a few short words? Extraordinary might be the best description! As a library aficionado I can truthfully say this is the library of choice not only for one who is passionate about books, but also for coffee and cafe lovers---the cafe offers healthy sandwiches, great soups, and more--and the cafe is situated over... More 

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Thank Roselyn H
Cobleskill, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

In all honesty, we only went into the library because I needed to use the restroom while we were walking along the Boulder Creek Path. But so glad we did - if I were to move to Boulder (which wouldn't be a bad thing!), this would be a place I would come frequently. There was an art exhibit, a café... More 

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Thank therese l
Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Over the past few years the library has had some wonderful renovations. They moved the kids are up to the second floor away from where the homeless would congregate to get warm on the lower floor. The exterior has been upgraded with a glass atrium and they've added a wonderful little cafe on the bridge. On the north side the... More 

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