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“This is a must-see building in St. Louis”

Central Public Library
Ranked #30 of 270 things to do in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Magnificent is an understatement. Wander through an opulent century-old library. Or take a tour...check the website for tour times.

Every room in the Central Library is inspired by a room in Europe, such as the Baths of Caracalla or the Pantheon.

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Reviewed September 28, 2013

The splendid renovation of the public library is now complete. Take a library tour and be impressed as we were. The library is very well used and we could have spent days there.

Thank Ingram10
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

The renovations done in 2012 to this 100-year old library have to be seen to be believed. So much of the beautiful architecture and furnishings is still there, and yet the space seems so modern and inviting. The Main reading are and ceilings in the 1st floor rooms are particularly stunning. The displays are beautiful, and yet the library is so alive and animated.

I have seen many old libraries in my time ( I am a retired professional reference librarian ), but this is certainly among the finest i have had the pleasure to be in. Bravo St. Louis!

Thank BobandJan66
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Take 15 minutes to go check out this gorgeous building. The recent renovation is just breathtaking. The ceilings alone are worth a visit to see.

Thank RandBrad
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

Recently reopened following an extensive renovation, this is a beautiful place to see and as useful as any library could be. They really did a great job here!

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