Boulder Public Library - Main Library, Boulder

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  • 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 offering...  more »
  • 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 t...  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • They have a fountain in the building, which brings humidity levels way above what is customary for the area. It'd be nice and great outside in the summer (which is the whole reason to be in Colorado), go stop by the library, and you'll start sweating profusely because of the stupid indoor fountain. Which is entirely not needed in the first place, because the library is already built in top of a creek, with great views and handy seating! I just wish they shutdown that useless fountain — would then totally be a great library!
  • It's a beautiful building but nothing like a library because it's full of children shouting, running throughout the cafe and hallways of books. This library is in a gorgeous location of Boulder by a stream but the noise of children screaming and being wild makes it impossible to focus or be a place of tranquility. I've never before experienced a library where this behavior is allowed, I thought it might be a one off day, but I've visited over 5 times and it's always this bad - unbearable :(
  • The staff is friendly. Upper floor is spacious and gets lots of natural light during the day. Printing service is reasonably priced. There is no free parking though.
  • This is the nicest public library I have ever been to in my life. We are lucky in Boulder to have such a great resource! :)
  • This is not much of a review of the library, but... I just moved to Boulder, and my smartphone battery ran out from overuse of Google Maps navigation while I was walking around. I stopped in the Boulder Public Library to see if it was possible to charge my phone. One of the staff smiled, and said, "Of course!" However, I didn't have my USB to USB-C charging cable with me. The library had cables for Apple and for the older Android phones (micro USB), but not the cable I needed. So, although I wasn't able to recharge my phone, I was very pleased by their effort. The library itself looks very nice, but I was in a rush and didn't have time to visit. I'll have to come back when I have more time.

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