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Boise Public Library, Boise

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  • I couldn't have asked for a better library. They offer all sorts of services, classes, books, functions, gatherings, you name it they have it. I was there one time and an Oompah band was playing in ho...  more »
  • They always have lots of new books and a great staff. I also like the magazine section run by the used book store. Magazines at $7 and up at the newssatnd are no bueno!  more »
  • I'm not able to do much consistent volunteering given all the travels I do. But the one thing I try to make sure I do each Spring & Fall is to volunteer at the Friends of the Public Library book sales...  more »
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  • Been all over the country and this is my favorite library so far. Been a customer since 2005, and must say that it is my home away from home. Love the staff, and the home town personal feel. Don't like the aspect of some of the customer who bring their funk there, but hey, nothing is perfect in life.
  • I really like this library and have frequented it many times. I live across town from this way and have a library about 4 minutes from me, but that one is small and usually packed with children (understandably so). This branch is the downtown one and who doesn't like going downtown?!? It has 4 levels-- three for visitors and the top one is offices. There are lots of tables and quiet places to go and get your studies or project completed at. It's my go-to place when I have something I need to do without my children bugging me every two minutes. You can rent laptops there with your credit card-- they shoot out of a kiosk which is pretty cool. I think you may need your library card, too, but I'm not too sure. You can take a walk around the Ann Frank Memorial that is on the same grounds or down the street for lots of other fun stuff to do. As you can tell from the photos that I posted today, there are people lining up to get in during the day! I thought it was beautiful!
  • I love the library...wonderful selection (wish they had more duplicates though...always a long wait!). Services and the self check out are awesome! My biggest complaint is that since the weather is cooler it seems to be a haven for homeless people. I was just there over the weekend and the place smelled of urine and several people lounging and sleeping in the chairs, bags full to the brim with personal items.
  • Awesome resources and great staff. You can rent robotics and laptops from them, not just books! They also let you eat there 😌
  • I could go to the Collister Library, it's way closer than the Garden City Library and on the bus route and a shorter walk, but I've been coming to this library for over 7 years now. It might be a small library for a small community, but the excellent patron service, as well as the highly progressive computer policies and the highly innovative approach the current leadership takes to improving what were aging collections and improving services for all sectors of Garden City, keep me coming back and makes the 1.5 mile walk I have to endure every morning worth it. I have nothing but love for this library.
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