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Burton Barr Central Library

1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1820
+1 602-262-4636
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Closed for renovations

It's currently closed for repair, however beautiful building. When they open again, I highly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hannahbears_mom
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Tempe, Arizona
Beautiful architecture

If you are a fan of interesting architecture, the Burton Barr is a must visit. Unfortunately there... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
DixiePhoenix
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Phoenix
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A library for the space age, this five-story cube of steel and glass is clad in ribbed copper sheeting and sunshine.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1820
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+1 602-262-4636
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"beautiful building"
in 12 reviews
"love libraries"
in 6 reviews
"borrow books"
in 4 reviews
"arizona room"
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"great resource"
in 4 reviews
"summer reading program"
in 2 reviews
"study areas"
in 2 reviews
"homeless population"
in 2 reviews
"multiple floors"
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"modern architecture"
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"central ave"
in 4 reviews
"children's area"
in 4 reviews
"arizona history"
in 5 reviews
"culture pass"
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"large collection"
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"a great place to spend"
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"kids and adults"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's currently closed for repair, however beautiful building. When they open again, I highly recommend visiting. There is a large selection of books - perfect for everyone. Lots of activities as well

Thank Hannahbears_mom
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

If you are a fan of interesting architecture, the Burton Barr is a must visit. Unfortunately there was a flood there earlier in the year and the library is currently closed for renovations and updates due to this event. Once it is open to the...More

Thank DixiePhoenix
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

It was (is) the main or central library of the City of Phoenix but due to water damage earlier in the year, it is currently closed for repairs. If there is a projected completion date for the repairs, it has not been widely publicized. Fortunately,...More

Thank cmaxson1947
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Due to severe water and structural damage, this main library is currently closed. I'm not aware that a date has been set for its reopening.

Thank CharleyandhisTravels
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

The library was designed by a renown architect. When you are on the top floor, you feel as it you are suspended from a Sky Scraper. There is no way to explain it, other than to experience it. Unfortunately due to pipes bursting in the...More

Thank Harry W
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

We come here once a week to borrow books and for homework time for my daughter. Love the location and its resources

Thank NeilPSmith
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Centrally located. Large collection of books. Cool design. The only thing that makes me a little uneasy is all the homeless people that hang out in the library.

Thank 19sandye
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

went to a seminar at the library, Got stuck in the elevator for over 20 minutes. wouldnt get that elevator again.

Thank williamfF5577OT
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The main library sustained severe damage and will be closed until June 2018. There are many branches that have added additional hours and have a large assortment of books, magazines, and videos. They have computers and lots of special programming.

Thank Susan T
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The Burton Barr Public Library has a huge selection books and vidio tapes ans well as computers for public use....and there is lovely assitance when needed

Thank ballyverde
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