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Concord Free Public Library

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Address: 129 Main St, Concord, MA 01742-2494
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+1 978-318-3300
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Beautiful Classic Library

Located right in the heart of downtown Concord, this library is on an elegant red brick building in a quiet area. The interior is loaded with wood book shelves and plenty of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Spring, Texas
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Spring, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located right in the heart of downtown Concord, this library is on an elegant red brick building in a quiet area. The interior is loaded with wood book shelves and plenty of tables and chairs for relaxing and having a quiet read. Currently their is an exhibition of Emerson photos and paintings in the art gallery. This is well worth... More 

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Concord, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

The Concord library has some really lovely spaces to sit and work in. It is also part of the Minuteman libary network so they can basically order from all the libraries in suburban Boston and have items delivered to the Concord branch, just takes a couple days.

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Thank Sheila F
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

This library should be a stop for any visitors to Concord. It is less than 5 mins walk from the town center. Its historical building has a lot of architecture details and a charming children room. There are many original oil paintings and a wide selection of books and museum passes.

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boston, ma, usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

colonial era library, unique architecture and side rooms, research library. terrific selection of magazines, rich history of concord authors' works.

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Concord, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

The Concord Public Library has a great website that allows a user to browse, put holds on books, and check in to see what the user has checked out. There is also the option of receiving phone texts and or email to notify users about materials that are coming due.

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Campton, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Nice people. Great collection. Self checkout. Great PCs. Nice sitting area. Calm and quiet unlike many libraries these days. Kudos!

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Denver, North Carolina
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

The Wyeth exhibit was interesting and well done for what I would describe as a small town library. Well worth the time to check it out.

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Worcester. MA
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

The building itself is beautiful, plenty of polished wood, wonderful layout, open spaces and separate rooms for quiet study and reading. Comfortable chairs in most rooms and the area near the front desk. Good book selection and an art exhibit. I wanted to stay just to enjoy the beauty of the building.

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

My wife is a librarian, so we make an effort to visit libraries whenever we travel and had high expectations for the Concord Public Library, given the historical significance and literary tradition of the area. It is a lovely little library that I am quite sure serves its local public as it should, but we didn't find much there that... More 

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Concord, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

I live in Concord and the library is one of my favorite places. It's definitely a rock of the community, but if you're visiting it's also a nice place to swing by. There are busts of many of the local figures, some lovely art and a gallery featuring an artist upstairs. You can read the paper or pick a book... More 

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