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“Best library ever”

Denver Public Library
Ranked #16 of 255 things to do in Denver
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Owner description: The largest library in the greater metro area is known for its books, photographs and maps about Denver's frontier history.
Denver, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Best library ever”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

If you want/need it, they have it. Classics, obscure children's books, computer system. You can stay there all day reading without hassle.

Visited September 2012
Thank Daniel S
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Acton, Massachusetts
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“Great library system”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

The Denver Public Library system has always impressed me as being very good for a city this size. After living in Los Angeles where the library system was pathetic, it was definitely refreshing to find the system is overall very good. I can't always get the books I want and it's not the caliber of the system in Boston or New York. The downtown branch has an amazing children's library and all branches have activities for young children.

Visited October 2012
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Denver, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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“Love the library!”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

I literally grew up spending time reading in my local library but I never had access to a library like this. Not only is there a great collection but it is also housed in a building that is an artistic accomplishment in itself.

Don't miss this one!

Visited October 2012
Thank gbuford
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“a castle full of books”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

ok, i'm a sucker for libraries to begin with, so i can't even pretend that this review is coming from an unbiased standpoint, but still. the denver library is massive and looks like a castle. and it's full of books - what more could you ask for?! maybe better parking - there's only street parking, so it can be pretty chancy sometimes, especially when there's some sort of fair/festival going on at the civic center park right next door (as there seems to be every weekend in the summer.) this library offers a wide variety of every conceivable kind of publication and a multitude of comfortable places to enjoy your choice. in my experience, the staff here is friendly and knowledgeable - the children's librarian knew right off the location and author of every book i requested. again, i find it hard to imagine a library that i WOULDN'T give a favorable review to, but that doesn't mean this place isn't worth a visit. check it out. read some books. check them out.

Visited October 2012
Thank Melly J
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Huge selection and easy process!”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

This library has a huge selection and certainly lives up to the greatness of Denver. When I first moved here I used the library for almost everything to get started. Since it takes a while to get the internet hooked up in a new apt, I used the library internet to find furniture and similar needs. I rented books, movies and documentaries to kill the time and ended up not even getting cable. This is a solid library and I am grateful for all the services it provides.

Visited December 2011
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