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Burton Barr Central Library

1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1820
+1 602-262-4636
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Library currently close

Due to severe water and structural damage, this main library is currently closed. I'm not aware... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
CharleyandhisTravels
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Phoenix, Arizona
Great View from Top Floor; Sorry the Library Is Closed

The library was designed by a renown architect. When you are on the top floor, you feel as it you... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Harry W
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Phoenix
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A library for the space age, this five-story cube of steel and glass is clad in ribbed copper sheeting and sunshine.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1820
Central City
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+1 602-262-4636
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Due to severe water and structural damage, this main library is currently closed. I'm not aware that a date has been set for its reopening.

Thank CharleyandhisTravels
Reviewed 5 days ago

The library was designed by a renown architect. When you are on the top floor, you feel as it you are suspended from a Sky Scraper. There is no way to explain it, other than to experience it. Unfortunately due to pipes bursting in the...More

Thank Harry W
Reviewed 5 days ago

We come here once a week to borrow books and for homework time for my daughter. Love the location and its resources

Thank NeilPSmith
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Centrally located. Large collection of books. Cool design. The only thing that makes me a little uneasy is all the homeless people that hang out in the library.

Thank 19sandye
Reviewed 10 October 2017

went to a seminar at the library, Got stuck in the elevator for over 20 minutes. wouldnt get that elevator again.

Thank williamfF5577OT
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The main library sustained severe damage and will be closed until June 2018. There are many branches that have added additional hours and have a large assortment of books, magazines, and videos. They have computers and lots of special programming.

Thank Susan T
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The Burton Barr Public Library has a huge selection books and vidio tapes ans well as computers for public use....and there is lovely assitance when needed

Thank ballyverde
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Good place to study - IF you can reserve a private room. Otherwise, you will hear all sorts of schizophrenic arguments from the local homeless population that hangs out here in the summers to beat the heat. I personally don't care about it, but for...More

Thank chubblestein
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I understand it had some rain damage recently and I havent been since but hopefully it has been cleared up. Great location. Wonderful selection and occasionally has events there as well

Thank John O
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Really beautiful local Library, that lacks for nothing. However, it is presently closed until 2018 due to sever storm damage from portions of the roof collapsing. Truly worth a visit when they re-open next year.

Thank Cathy M
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