Cardiff Central Library, Cardiff

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  • From the architectural point of view, it is a beautiful work. From the functional sense, the library is exemplary, easy access, is practical, comfortable. The structure of glass allows natural light and landscape of the city as a permanent environment. A beauty to visit and use.
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  • Great space for all who love books. Children’s section is pretty cool with cosy seats and tables....  more »
  • unkind and don't know how to say sorry if wrong sin, the location is wonderful, great premises
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  • Pleasant staff and a comfortable place to spend a while browsing. Quiet oasis right in the centre of bubbly Cardiff.
  • As a Libary for books. It’s great. I like to take my breaks here. But because it’s a ‘hub’ (something to do with the council), there are forever people coming and going and lots of noise. Not like a Libary should be. Also, homeless people come and catch up on sleep there in the chairs when they can.
  • Love visiting this library and browsing the shelves. Lots of different collections, even music scores and CDs. Staff really friendly.
  • 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.
  • Awesome library, big, spacious, colourful and plenty of workstations for studying on personal laptop or library computers.
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