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“Excellent Library”

Cardiff Central Library
Ranked #52 of 158 things to do in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Excellent Library”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2013

This library is very impressive inside and out. The resouces are fantastic, with several floors of computers, working spaces, and many, many books. My personal favourite is the piano area where you will find a grand piano with a huge supply of sheet music surrounding it, which is available to play upon request.
Fab!

Visited September 2013
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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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“Awesome space.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

Cardiff Central Library is one of the finest facilities in the city. Spread over several floors it contains a wealth of knowledge and entertainment. The big bonus is that it's free. I have spent many an enjoyable afternoon with a good book in the library whilst casually looking out at the fantastic view of the city.

Visited June 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“Where have all the books gone!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

The selection here is nowhere as good as the two older Crdiff cenral libraries had! What happened to all the books?? Even with several more floors there is less selection than ever before. It is not well signposted, with minimal information on what is on each floor... Records are often wrong too - I have several times had to email to correct information about my account - books not been marked as returned and charges made when books had already been returned. The front door is nearly always 'out of order' and apparently they have to have a member of staff to watch the doors at all times - Health and Safety gone mad! ITS A DOOR HOW HARD CAN IT BE?? I fail to see why a highly qualified librarian has to act as a doorperson...! It is however pleasant, light and airy. GET SOME MORE BOOKS!

Visited May 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

Awesome architecture! Massive archive! In central location handy for bars n cafes to take your read and sit a while :)

Visited July 2012
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“Cardiff Library”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

I live in St Mellons and they have their own library, but I prefer to go to the Cardiff one which have so much more. You can spend the whole day there, with beverage and snack machines to keep you going. The staff are helpful, informative, and it is nice and peaceful, St Mellons is a big no! They have lots of noisy children going there, their only incentive is to play games on the computer, which has nothing to do with Education, and are a nuisance, not recommended out of school hours. Cardiff library will always be a pleasure to visit, I've never had a bad day there. Highly recommended.

Visited January 2013
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