Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge

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The Cambridge Public Library in Cambridge, Massachusetts is part of the Minuteman Library Network. It consists of a main library and six branches, located throughout the city.

In fiscal year 2014, the city of Cambridge spent 1.63% ($7,064,381) of its budget on the library, $66 per person.
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  • Main Cambridge University Library is amazing , where you can get books published in 17th Century till date more or less to all topics published in any where from History to Modern science but one.....  more »
  • Lovely building and employees with a huge selection of books either in-house or at other satellite locations.  more »
  • Whether you prefer historical traditional New England reading room, contemporary glass study room, enthusiastic kid's spot or teen scene, there is something for everyone. In November they host a...  more »
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  • This place is just amazing. Interior and exterior are both so beautiful, it’s just crazy. They have wonderful staff who help with any problem you have! The aisles are all labeled so that it makes it easier to find certain books. All 3 of the floors have staff working so that you can get help any time. I love all libraries but this one, definitely a favorite. They even have a park right outside the library which is perfect if you want to take a break and read while your kid plays or even if you just want to read! They also have computers that are free to use whenever you like. All in all, I recommend this library to ALL library lovers. Thank You!
  • I love libraries in general, but this is one of my favorites! One of the things I love the most is the variety of spaces - they asked for feedback about what people wanted and put it into practice. There are quiet spaces to work or read, standing desks with outlets, a row of desks with outlets where you are allowed to eat and drink, a cafe table seating area, and outdoor seating area (weather permitting), a large computer area where I can usually find an open computer. They also have a variety of classes and opportunities like summer reading bingo that keep things interesting!
  • I love to come here to read and work. The quiet atmosphere and great view over the lawn make it a perfect escape and great alternative to a coffee shop. It is also a nice place to watch a rainstorm.
  • The best library in the world ! There are a lot of books, DVD you can pick up and they are well maintained. Also kind staff always treat residents nicely. Kids section on 3rd floor is amazing too ! You can stay there all day long.
  • One of the best libraries around. Ample space to study, great resources, a variety of seating. Excellent outdoor area. Great place.

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