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Greensboro Public Library

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Address: 219 N Church St, Greensboro, NC 27401-2941
Phone Number: +1 336-373-2471
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A great, useful downtown library

Two floors, well stocked with learning materials, computers, books for every age and taste. The staff are very helpful and knowledgeable. It's quiet, like a library should be, but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 February 2016
Derek W
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Two floors, well stocked with learning materials, computers, books for every age and taste. The staff are very helpful and knowledgeable. It's quiet, like a library should be, but there are always lots of people inside, taking advantage of this great resource. If you've been without a good public library, as I was for many years, you'll appreciate one this... More 

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Thank Derek W
Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

Diversified, helpful topics. Computers, etc. I love reading. Convenient location, across from Children's Museum.

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Thank Joy L
Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

The Greensboro Public Library system is excellent. The Central, Hemphill, Kathleen Clay Edwards, and Lake Brandt branches are all different. The Central Library downtown offers the most space and selection. They have also been kind enough to display our photography club's images for the past several years. We are currently on display through March. Hemphill is devoted to the arts.... More 

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Thank Gary J
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

I take my grandchildren to the library, but like some of the other locations better. They like the children's room. The bad thing about this library is it's a hang out for homeless people and they are always around and some are very creepy. Staff seems to be ok, except for a short blonde and black haired girl, she hasn't... More 

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Thank Terry S
Greensboro, North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

I love the library and we take our kids almost every week to check out new books. We usually go to the KCB library on New Garden street but decided to try this one for a change. There was no free parking anywhere close to the library. While we could have paid to park in a garage close by, we... More 

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Thank Jenn S
High Point, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

We visited this branch of the library on the same day as the Greensboro Historical Museum. Of all the branches this is one of my favorites because of the beautiful artwork on all the floors and in some of the halls. I will however offer a bit of caution for the time being, as there is construction going on between... More 

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Thank Susan M
Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

We use two of the branch l;ibraries. They are able to get any book we want. Staff are knowledable and polite. The branches serve neighborhoods in the city and each is unique and pleasant. Some have reading rooms with fireplaces and are in a garden setting

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

I like to frequent libraries in cities I visit. A visit to Greensboro central library is not much different from most public libraries in other small town. Spread out over two floors, It is well stocked –with books, DVDs, music and computer workstations - and well-staffed. The only minus: many of the ‘patrons’ at the time of my visit were... More 

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Jamestown, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Love the location but on occasion I have been a bit leery of going inside when I have seen some scary looking persons hanging around. The management is excellent and all of the staff is very informed of the books and materials in the library.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

Downtown Central Library: If you didn't have to put up with the bums lying around on the sidewalk outside or those tying up the computers inside playing games (not job searching), a person could get some work done. Not a place you want to take a child unless you want to show him what happens when you dropout of school... More 

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