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Boulder Public Library

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Address: 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302-6015
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+1 303-441-3100
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09:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 06:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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LOVE the Cinema Series here!

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... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
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Boulder, Colorado
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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 have struggled to stay relevant, and Boulder's library system has been no exception. I would... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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!

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Longmont, Colorado
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28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

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Thank F8508JJkaren
Boulder, Colorado
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 go there after school and wait to be picked up when a parent gets off... More 

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Thank Carolinedow
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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506 reviews
221 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Janet F
Milwaukee
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123 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

I spent a few hours here working. The central library is very nice, with lots of work space, an attractive building and a great location.

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Thank Geof J
Boulder
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262 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

While this library is a very nice one, we use the other branches more often as one at least is closer to our home with easier parking. However, the Arapahoe main library also has mid-day concerts most weeks and Sunday performances (all free) which we have attended over the years often. It surprises us so few locals come to those... More 

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Thank Monty1424
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is such a nice place to have coffee, sit by the creek, go to a meeting... don't forget to update your library card and take out a book. I went to a book sale there, Inactivity forces them to sell material, instead of safekeeping it. The entire extension cost did not cover one additional book. Computers are great, in... More 

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Thank Linda Q
Boulder, Colorado
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62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Terrific public library. Wander in for the changing art exhibits (we've had so much fun with some of the crazy exhibits), hear a speaker at the auditorium, grad a bite at the cafe. Friendly staff, great place.

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Thank Mallika M
London
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228 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The library is next to the creek, modern imaginative building. There is an art gallery too. And a cafe with windows overlooking the creek.

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