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Go for the art, stay for the view

This library has great views and a great deal of first class local art. The photos only show some... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Ketchikan, Alaska
Amazing library in a wonderful location !

We enjoyed the walk up the steep hill via the salmon ladder. Very impressive to see such a... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Squamish, Canada
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6 Aug 2018
“Go for the art, stay for the view”
14 Jul 2018
“Amazing library in a wonderful location !”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Back Island Rd, Ketchikan, AK 99901-8946
+1 907-846-5226
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

This library has great views and a great deal of first class local art. The photos only show some of the items. Also, this library has big soft chairs in front of a fireplace. Great place to catch your breath. The bus system serves this...More

Thank CaliforniaDesert760
Reviewed 15 July 2018

We enjoyed the walk up the steep hill via the salmon ladder. Very impressive to see such a gorgeous building in such a small town. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. The library is very spacious , and was not at all busy. Didn't...More

Thank davidgerdmoore
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Really amazed to have come to know that Alaska and such small places still have libraries! They are even open to the public which is even better. Wonderful for book lovers.

Thank bChAnTeLLeb
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I try to check out libraries wherever I travel and the Ketchikan library is beautiful! They offer free wi-fi, but throttle it so that we couldn't really upload many of our photos, but that's fine. Few tourists make the trek up the hill, so we...More

Thank RMNPLover
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Totally worth the steep hike up the hill for the view and free wifi. Just stop at the front desk for a passcode. We paused here briefly after disembarking the NCL Pearl so the hubs and kiddo could reconnect to friends via wifi-son was jonesing...More

Thank MrsWesley
Reviewed 20 June 2017

The library is in a new (2016) building. The setting is up high on Schoenbar rd.The climb up is steep, or take the Greenline bus (every hour) for 2$ from the downtown area. The building has a collection of lArt works (litterature on artists at...More

Thank Dominique L
Reviewed 25 September 2016

After having problems with WI in the main town, we walked to the library, up hill and a good 20 minutes, down hill vey steep after but not so bad. The library is a lovely modern building with excellent helpful staff and good WI fi....More

Thank Margaret G
Reviewed 25 July 2016

What an amazing way to relax and get away from the busy port! The views are spectacular and the library is very comforting. Come read a book by the fireplace or in front of one of the windows that boasts amazing views!

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