Cardiff Central Library, Cardiff

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  • the building is right and stuck to a large shopping center. you have not lost, plus there are great offer gastronomic area.
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  • Kids had an hour here and loved it. Staff on 5th floor were extremely helpful and approachable. Thanks!  more »
  • This building is a library and so much more, its also a source of advice concerning housing, money advice, into work advice. Also CAB are based here and there are a variety of partner organisations th...  more »
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  • Wide, spacious, easy to find and navigate (inside of it) building. We are three adults (one with mobility difficulties) and this was a good place to have a rest while exploring the city centre. There is a (radar key operated) disability toilet available on the ground floor that is 100% restriction free to access. There are also ladies/gents toilets nearby the disabled toilet. The building allows access to all floors, even if you are not a member. The range of books, from what we saw just browsing through the isles is good, though not amazing. The shelves are not floor to ceiling high, but more chest level, which was surprising for us, as this way there is a lost of space that could be filled with books. Architectural design choice, we suppose, because it was all the same across all floors and all sections of the library. There are nice (though not amazing) views from the top floor and it's fairly quiet, allowing for a respite from the hustle and bustle of the city outside. There is an interesting sculpture right outside the library, which is noteworthy as well: a lot of children try to climb it! Overall, a good escape, but not an essential stop for visitors to the city.
  • Wonderful place! I feel exceptional here. Professional staff and very well equipped and unique design. Sometimes could be to many people on the stations and especially evening time not to many options for charging electronic devices. Enjoy the view and meditate especially at the fourth or fifth floor.
  • The best library I have ever been to. Wonderfully friendly staff and heaps and heaps of activities available. I wish I could spend more time there!
  • It's modern, up to date and friendly
  • Modern, cosy environment and friendlt, helpful staff. Only negatives are that there are not many books in arts & media, and not many chairs with wheels left that you can sit in front of a window and have a nice view while reading/typing. Great library overall!

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