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Salem Public Library

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Address: 585 Liberty St SE, Salem, OR 97301-3591
Phone Number: (503) 588-6052
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Nice, mostly quiet facility with plenty to enjoy. Many options for education and entertainment. You do pay to park, but hopefully it goes to the library.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
John M
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice, mostly quiet facility with plenty to enjoy. Many options for education and entertainment. You do pay to park, but hopefully it goes to the library.

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Thank John M
Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here to look up a hard to find historical book and found it. The library has tons of books and areas to sit and enjoy reading. It has many computers that one can use briefly to look up emails , get on internet for other reasons, do documents and to print them out, etc. There are movies and music... More 

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Turner, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been a member for decades and still love it. Well organized, great children's and teens areas. Always updating. Has it all: computers, books, cds, dvds, used book store, cafe in lower level, artist displays, plenty of space for sitting. Helpful staff, just added the genealogy center. They have many events: lectures, book readings, music, book clubs and more.... More 

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Thank Liza G
Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

a pleasant space to spend time relaxing and reading. I love the special display up front that has new release books to check out.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

I took my small children here years ago and it is still a terrific library. Kids' areas are welcoming and there is even a café in the basement. Be aware that you will need quarters for the parking meters--strange in a city with free downtown parking!

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Thank Nancy F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

If your internet is on the blink,they have a computer lab. Free to use,all you do is take a slot to wait with the time you need to use the computer for and you wont wait long if at all. They also have a printer you can use that cost very little. Even a coffee shop is there for those... More 

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Thank Linda M
salem, oregon, usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

I love reading and with the price of new books nowadays I cannot afford to buy them but I always find a good selection to choose from. I do, however, wish that there were more new books but I understand the financial constraints that prevent this. Nevertheless, it is always a wonderful experience and I feel like a kid in... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

A very clean and quiet library with a very courteous and helpful staff. If they do not have in stock what you are looking for, if it is available from another library, they will order it in for you and notify you when they have it for you.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Great section for kids and students. Nice layout and organized. A little on the short on volumes....

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Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

I went with my husband to get some information the only thing I was not crazy about is the fact you have to pay to park in certain places.

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