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Detroit Public Library, Detroit

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  • A friend offered to take me here and I wasn't expecting much, given some of the other run-down places I'd seen in Detroit. Whoa! It's a beauty. Even if you're not in need of any of the services, books...  more »
  • WOW! If you love books, history, art, architecture or just happen to be in the area with an hour to spare, you will not be disappointed. The docent was amazing in the amount of knowledge she shared du...  more »
  • We went a a special weekday tour of the Detroit Public Library. It is an incredible architectural structure. It is across the street from the DIA. The library has famous paintings, beautiful marble, p...  more »
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  • This is a historical tourist attraction rather than a good library. Air conditioning not working, wifi is slow, the collection is really poor. Can't find a quiet place to read. Constantly disturbed by a shockingly loud announcement of their programs. Also noisy tourists and guides come near your desk to talk loudly every once a while. I was looking for a place to read some books and I ended up feeling like the elephant man.
  • I been coming here since I was a teen. I helped recommend some of the Manga and video games in the Teen Hype Center when I was younger. Anywho, this library has almost everything. I love the structure, the events, the staff, and location.
  • Worth visiting even if you are just touring through. Fascinating and awe-inspiring historic building that still uses card catalogs and has gorgeous murals! Grand and cosy.
  • Wonderful children AND teen rooms with a huge variety of games. Also, the library holds amazing events throughout the year, my kids and I love this library!!
  • Go and study on the third floor. Best place to study near the Wayne State University campus.

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