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Saint Paul Public Library

Saint Paul, MN
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Welcoming interior so look up!

This library has been lovingly restored. Intricate ceiling carvings, puppet theater. Offers... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sieglinde G
Don't miss the James J Hill Reference Library

Our favorite part of the Library was the James J Hill Reference Library. It is attached to the main... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Jim B
Grapeview, Washington
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This library has been lovingly restored. Intricate ceiling carvings, puppet theater. Offers anything you're looking for including computers and AV equipment.

Thank Sieglinde G
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Our favorite part of the Library was the James J Hill Reference Library. It is attached to the main building but has a separate entrance. It has magnificent architecture and is beautiful to walk around the two floors open to the public. Also interesting to...More

Thank Jim B
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...More

Thank Luke K
Reviewed 30 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.

Thank JOausUSA
Reviewed 13 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.

Thank tif316
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...More

Thank Beszcome
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

Thank bradyboy2
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.

Thank jesseMN
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

Thank Stpauliaina
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...More

Thank PaulSr2013
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