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Boulder Public Library

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I never thought I would be reviewing a library, but Boulder's Public Library is a destination... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Allen and Suzan... W
McLean, Virginia
Remodeled and renewed

The interior is fresh and inviting. Seeds is a tempting cat walk cafe. Even the children's... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2018
Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped at this library to do some genealogy research. Call ahead and was told what we needed was there. When we got there, they didn't have it. We drove 1-1/2 hours to get here and didn't get what we wanted.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The central library is located downtown near the Municipal Building. Because there are a lot of trees, green grass, and a creek that runs through it, the library has become a venue where transients hang out during the day, especially in inclement weather. The grounds...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I never thought I would be reviewing a library, but Boulder's Public Library is a destination place. Our whole family enjoys going to BPL. Their cafe is terrific, the options for children's presentations, book reviews, it's great for just sitting and enjoying the river which...More

Thank Allen and Suzan... W
Reviewed August 14, 2018

The interior is fresh and inviting. Seeds is a tempting cat walk cafe. Even the children's playground was very nicely remodeled. While 1.5 hours of parking is free here, you MUST display your ticket!

Thank HilleryB21
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Outstanding! Gorgeous building, lots of resources, excellent cafe inside with food from local farmer's market....adjoining park, playground...so inviting and so accessible. What a role model for other cities!!

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Reviewed July 10, 2018

One of my favorite libraries anywhere due to the beauty and its surroundings right next to the creek. Easy to check out and return books. Has a cafe on the skyway over the creek.

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Reviewed July 1, 2018

I have been going upon occasion, to the Boulder Public Library for several decades; everyone there has knowledge of knowledge spectacular, and they are most willing to help you find what you seek; there was a sad reason the Library of Alexandria was burned; as...More

Thank William S
Reviewed June 30, 2018

im at the library right now online its really quite a excellent public library and would highly recommend it for solos or familys

Thank Joseph E
Reviewed April 13, 2018

I doubt many towns the size of Boulder have libraries that approach this place for size or services. I ended up here because the Conf. on World Affairs had a session in the "theatre" at the library. Dandy venue. Comfy seats, good slope (for ease...More

Thank SkykomishBob
Reviewed October 11, 2017

The Main Boulder Public Library straddles Boulder Creek. The Seeds Cafe offers the perfect place to enjoy a book and snack overlooking the beautiful creek. In addition to the standard library offerings of story times, public computers, and books. This library also has a concert...More

Thank Lisa H
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