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Saint Paul Public Library

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Historic building, has every book imaginable!

Located in one of the most historic city squares in Minnesota (next to Rice Park, River Centre, Ordway Theater, Landmark Center, and The Saint Paul Hotel), the Central (George C... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Located in one of the most historic city squares in Minnesota (next to Rice Park, River Centre, Ordway Theater, Landmark Center, and The Saint Paul Hotel), the Central (George C. Lattimer) Library is both a beautiful architectural achievement that is so carefully preserved and is the hub for the entire St. Paul Public Library system. If you're looking for a... More 

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Chaska
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Love the architecture of the nearly 100 year old library. The materials collection is modern and extensive. The specialized rooms for each of the collections are well planned and organized.

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Thank JOausUSA
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Love this library, was always the bigger one in town. Went there as a kid for puppet shows, great place for kids, especially on a Saturday morning. Must see if you like the library.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

If you yearn to find yourself in a peaceful, naturally cool, historic library full of real books, this is the place. It is ocated in downtown Saint Paul right across from Rice Park, Landmark Center and the St. Paul Hotel to name but a few buildings a stone's throw away. This part of Saint Paul is charming and romantic. I... More 

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Reviewed 1 July 2016

This is a beautiful old building Make sure you visit the old part of the library which has its original high book,shelves and latters to reach the books

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MN, USA
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

. A grand library with excellent children/youth area, Computers available for one hour to the public, and varied collections. The East portion of the building contains the Hill Reference Library, a stunning space and business collection. On the skyway system via tunnel.

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Thank jesseMN
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

I visited the Library in order to view a particular Movie Genre. and An particular Actress. I utilized the skyway/tunnel to get over there

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

I can't really say enough about the St. Paul library system. I have been a card holder for over 60 years. The library consistently adapts to new constituents and technologies; different programs from childhood thru advanced ages. Computer checkout and return may have a few minor issues; but overall works extremely well. The website can be a little confusing; but... More 

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Thank PaulSr2013
Vancouver
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Reviewed 7 February 2016

I went to the library to warm up and to rest after some sightseeing. There was free wi-fi and washroom facilities in the library. Current newspapers and magazines were available for reading. There was an informative display on F. Scott Fitzgerald who was born in St. Paul. I had enjoyed my visit to the Saint Paul Public Library.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 7 January 2016

This is quite the library building. The James J. Hill reference library is interesting to see too. I have great memories of watching the puppet shows in the children's book section when I was a kid. The only library that I have seen that is better than the downtown St. Paul Library is the Library of Congress.

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