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Carnegie-Stout Public Library

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Just Grand!

I so enjoyed exploring this beautiful building. The architectural details are exquisite. It is... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
Newport News, Virginia
Great Carnegie Library

I recently read a biography of Carnegie and have become fascinated with the hundreds of libraries... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
Palatine, Illinois
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360 W 11th St, Dubuque, IA 52001-4625
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

I so enjoyed exploring this beautiful building. The architectural details are exquisite. It is really lovely to see how Iowans share! There were free books and games available to borrow and to keep.

Thank MaryannDA
Reviewed 6 May 2017

I recently read a biography of Carnegie and have become fascinated with the hundreds of libraries he funded. This is a great building. I especially loved the metalwork that supported the second floor reading area. It's a great way to show off how Carnegie made...More

Thank bLiselotte
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This is a huge grey stone building on a corner lot on a side street West of the main part of Dubuque. I was so impressed with the outside look of the massive building that I stopped and went inside to look around. It is...More

1  Thank david_hance_iowa
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We love checking out libraries with character and this one did not disappoint. A quality built historic library. Lots of magazines to loiter with. Could have spent hours here. Friendly staff too.

1  Thank Victoria B
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The building is beautiful. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, Selections are great. Lots of online stuff once you have your card. I am proud to have this as my library.

1  Thank william h
Reviewed 25 February 2016

This is a very old building that has been lovingly maintained. The second floor has a glass floor, and this is where the references are. In this old city in Iowa it's nice to see a grand library that is kept in such good repair.

2  Thank Pioneer417
Reviewed 8 January 2016

After many years, the library underwent a major renovation and the "main entrance" is once again accessible to the public. This brings the visitor into the main hall (often featuring art shows), the glorious rotunda and the magnificent reading room. With its natural light, I...More

2  Thank Brian H
Reviewed 29 November 2015

The interior is a perfectly conserved and warm-feeling example of the grand old style in public spaces: beaux-arts architecture, comfy reading spaces, quiet but noble atmosphere. A great place to read, compute, stop and think, and appreciate the good civic values of our grandparents' generation.

1  Thank Frank S
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Great service. I can order books online and have them delivered to the mall for pickup. The people there know me by name.

1  Thank Ruth K
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Beautiful historic building. Appreciate that they have free wifi and a designated quiet area. Staff is helpful.

1  Thank Jane D
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