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Boulder Public Library

1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302-6015
+1 303-441-3100
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Free WiFi, Great Views and a wonderful Cafe

The Main Boulder Public Library straddles Boulder Creek. The Seeds Cafe offers the perfect place to... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Lisa H
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Denver, Colorado
Beyond Books

BPL is a hub of activity and much more than a place for books. I go there for lectures, conduct... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Marian T
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Boulder, United States
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1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302-6015
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+1 303-441-3100
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

The Main Boulder Public Library straddles Boulder Creek. The Seeds Cafe offers the perfect place to enjoy a book and snack overlooking the beautiful creek. In addition to the standard library offerings of story times, public computers, and books. This library also has a concert...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 9 October 2017

BPL is a hub of activity and much more than a place for books. I go there for lectures, conduct research, see unusual movies, hear noontime concerts, Jaipur Literary Festival, hold meetings, work in the Makers Studio, and of course, read and write. It is...More

1  Thank Marian T
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We went in just to see the architecture and weren't disappointed. It is a well-done library. We especially liked the "store" where we purchased several used books.

1  Thank SteveMirn
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The Public Library sits along Boulder Creek, so the setting is idyllic if you want to stop inside at the Seeds Cafe, grab some lunch and eat along the creek. But you could also eat in the Japanese garden or the Growing Garden. The library...More

1  Thank Weah2014
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Really nice big, spacious library, great, helpful staff. They have a big parking lot right along Boulder Creek Path. But if you are just going to the library, you plug your tag number into the parking machine and get 1.5 hours free--good deal! They have...More

1  Thank TomK959
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The library has become, over the last decade or so, a de facto shelter for the homeless - during the day, and especially on bad weather days. And that is true with all that my statement implies. Especially in this era of high tech, libraries...More

3  Thank JohnTraveler22
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The Wi-Fi is superb. Mind you, as another person rating this said, it is - unfortunately- a daytime hangout for transients.. The movies at night are SUPERB and I *do* plan to come for more!

Thank OpinionsFilms
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I love the way you can walk over the Boulder Creek at this library. There is an awesome aquarium inside. It is set in a very calming place.

1  Thank F8508JJkaren
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The Boulder Public Library has very few books. If you want to go there to use a computer or the cafe, I guess it's okay. However, be mindful of the fact that it is a daytime hangout for transients. Also some parents have their children...More

Thank Carolinedow
Reviewed 29 January 2017

So much more than just a library, this is a nice place to see some local art, have a coffee or snack. Good, peaceful work space, lovely grounds.

2  Thank Janet F
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