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Salem Public Library

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Address: 585 Liberty Street SE, Salem, OR 97301
Phone Number: (503) 588-6052

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
lew w
Reno, Nevada
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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank lew w
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

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 

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 

Thank aexpo123
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.

Thank Vernon G
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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....

Thank David R
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.

Thank GEJudson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

fun days spent at the library! Story hours and so much adventure awaits us in each story! They always have a children's play area where the kids are free to play!

Thank Chaeli K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

I never expected to enjoy this library. With so much technology nowadays, it's amazing how awesome it is. The children's section is very well maintained & stocked.

Thank JPBx2
Laval, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

I love this space. They have lecture halls where interesting, current topics are discussed/debated or films relevant to the region or environment are shown. They have an area to make copies, use a computer and it's laid out in a very serene manner. Parking is easy, free for handicapped. Closed on Sunday and Monday.

Thank Conspiracy2Riot

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