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Great children's area!

This is the best library in the area. Lots of good options for children especially. They have a... read more

Reviewed February 7, 2019
Devon T
great library setting

great centerally located near down town with great parking and a large seating area to read and do... read more

Reviewed January 30, 2019
ken m
woodburn, or
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585 Liberty St SE, Salem, OR 97301-3591
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Reviewed February 7, 2019

This is the best library in the area. Lots of good options for children especially. They have a great "Discovery Room" but it's only open when there are volunteers available, so you should call ahead if that's what you're going for. Also the library consortium...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Devon T
Reviewed January 30, 2019

great centerally located near down town with great parking and a large seating area to read and do research.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ken m
Reviewed July 22, 2018

There's always something to get here. I like how the dvd's now are free to rent instead of being a dollar. The remodel has made it more modern and fresh looking. There's plenty of books to get and look at. I appreciate that they're connected...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank redcurleyzz
Reviewed June 23, 2018

Convenient to downtown, excellent facilities for children and teens. The auditorium hosts so many fun activities for families during the summer.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank vesseytjr
Reviewed June 8, 2018

This place is HUGE! The front desk people immediately greeted me with a smile and were very courteous. They have a large computer room downstairs and were very helpful in showing me, a vacationer, how to use it. It was clean and everyone walking around...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank marydW2173UQ
Reviewed May 14, 2018

I enjoy this location but not the fact that they use parking meters. The lot of liberty only has a few spots but the parking garage option is nice. If someone illegally parks at the entrance it can make using the drive-thru book return a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 10, 2018

Beautiful facility and great spaces and services for the community. It even has a good parking garage.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Trav512015
Reviewed March 3, 2018

So much to say about the Salem Public Library SYSTEM. I've been a long-time user and have always done my best to tell everyone about the many, many services. One of my favorites: The fine art lending service. When we moved my mom here from...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank srnwood
Reviewed February 16, 2018

The library is stately and well-maintained. It has huge rooms accommodating a large variety of interests. The children's library is dear....you must see it.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Caroline J
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

The Salem library has so much to offer. I love the programs they hold to promote reading for children. My daughter enjoys library visits.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank jjnks72
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May 27, 2015|
Response from BJ T | Property representative |
You can get a library card by going to the Salem central library or to the West Salem branch library. You will need to bring a current photo ID that shows your current street address. You can also go onto the library... More